There comes a time in every parent’s life when the cat knocks over the cheapo 10-year-old lamp in the nursery and it’s time to make a tough decision. You want something sophisticated, but still soft. You could pick something like the last lamp, or you could see a shade this gorgeous and splurge on a very bright future.
This stunner collection of Moth origami lampshades from Studio Snowpuppe is handmade in the Netherlands. They’re attracting us like, well, moths to light. Available in a range of solids, color blocks, and delicate gradations, each piece is hand-folded from special Butterfly paper and carefully arranged with a textile cord and porcelain socket. Each socket can safely hold an energy-saving or LED bulb up to the equivalent of 60 watts. And the cat can’t knock ’em over! Whee!
Each lampshade is a little under 8 inches square, and–more choices!–you can pick your own cord color using the drop-down menu on the Etsy page. Everything you need to hang is included, except for the light bulb. Swoon away.
Priced at $78 to $105, yeah, these lampshades are pretty splurge-y, especially when you factor in the shipping from the Netherlands. But if you’re looking for a swanky step up from that fold-it-yourself plastic thing from Ikea, you can’t find a brighter (or cooler) future than these gorgeous posh shades. –Delilah