Spotted in Elle, found on eBay
Designer Thomas O'Brien's quirky juxtapositions constantly inspire me.
In his Manhattan apartment, as seen above (from the July/August 2006 issue of Elle Decor), he's placed a Bauhaus lamp by Christian Dell near a new lamp of his own design (Miro for Visual Comfort, $565).
This lamp is also by Dell.
You can find similar lamps on eBay using the keywords "Bauhaus," "Machine Age," and "modernist". If you're a fan of Art Deco, you'll want to add hoody7 and sita587 to your list of favorite sellers.
If it's the glass lamp in the photo that you fancy, you can make something similar using a large blown-glass vessel known as a carboy or demijohn. Below is a beautiful example. I often see these in amber, green, or the palest blues.
At his SoHo storefront and studio, O'Brien sells driftwood lamps, whose rustic charm suits many decors.
This lamp would look great with a crisp, oval shade like the one shown in the shop.