Here, There and Everywhere


How important is good lighting in your life? I can’t live without it for working, reading, creating and illuminating the world, so I love finding well-designed, interesting lamps. Here There Designs makes gorgeous lamps and lighting fixtures that are, in their words, “100% non-toxic, 100% recyclable, and 100% archival . . . which is to say built to last.”

I say they’re also completely beautiful, with organic, tactile shapes that look almost soft and squishy, but are made of thin shells of molded abaca fiber, a plant fiber also known as Manila hemp. The lamp bases are steel set in concrete. These lamps have an artisan feel and an elegant but unusual style that would enhance almost any décor. View products online and call to order, or visit the New York showroom of this San Francisco-based company.

via Kristen Andersen’s Exquisite: Conscious Style and Living