Now that made you look didn't it? I'm talking about the book Turned On which is in fact about Decorative Lamps of the 50s.
In my little season of books I love, I had to feature this, it's not as glamorous as the last 2 but I do love lamps, I have talked about this before, lamps are my thing and if I could afford loads I'd have loads whether I had the space or not!
This is a nice little book, it does give you a bit of background to the electric lamp and in fact electricity in the home but for me it's all about the pictures. Sadly some of them are pretty small and haven't come out well through my scanner, but I've included a couple here.
It would be an exaggeration to say my life would be complete if I had these lamps below but boy it would make me happy for a very long time!
I adore the colours in this one and the overall styling, I also love the concertina shades, I don't have a lamp with this shade, they're usually only from the US and I haven't found one within my budget with the shipping within my budget also, shipping is really expensive when it comes to lamps like this!
Sorry about the scanning quality I suspect it's my fault, must mess about with the settings at some point.
Anyway my point is, if you love lamps from the 50s you'll love this book, it's a nice little one to flick through.
Talking of lamps, I spotted this beauty on ebay the other day.
I've never seen this design before, I prayed that no one else had spotted it but I started to see the bids build, I was even prepared to go over my usually stingy budget, however she started to go waaaay past even my top price. How much did she eventually go for? £282!! She is lovely though, but wow!