I may receive an affiliate commission from these links.) I do love me some Jonathan Adler. His designs are right in my sweet spot of color and pattern, and this Adler-designed Vienna Globe pendant lamp from Robert Abbey is no exception. It's a Sputnik-type pendant lamp, featuring white circular glass pieces arranged in a globe shape. It's a little like a dandelion (the IKEA MASKROS lamp that was everywhere a few years ago had a similar look with paper instead of glass pieces -- "maskros" even means "dandelion" in Swedish). Each piece of glass features a pattern made from tiny air bubbles for a handcrafted look.
If that's too rich for your blood, try the Floret 8-Light Satin Brass Chandelier with Clear Crystal Accents from Home Depot. It doesn't have the mod hex-shaped white glass pieces that the Adler pendant has; instead, it has flower-shaped crystal pieces (and that's why it's called Floret). It's slightly larger than the medium-size Adler lamp. It probably looks even more like a dandelion than the Adler does. And best of all, it's only $249. So if you are looking for that dandelion Sputnik look, it's worth checking out.
I like to joke that I have the "color sense of a tween girl." My favorite colors and combinations are various shades of pink, red, orange, and coral, and I'm not shy about it. (The interior doors in my house are painted in Sherwin Williams' "Dishy Coral," for a start. My living room rug is bright red. And notice the colors in my logo.) But those colors can be sophisticated, not just youthful. For example, this print from Anthropologie, "Modern Garden 1." It's coral, with color-blocked abstract plants in pink, red, reddish-purple, and a touch of golden yellow. The print is not tiny, at 42"H x 32"W, and if you, like me, aren't shy about color, it might be perfect for you.
Modern Garden 1 Framed Print, Anthropologie, $648 (Affiliate link)
The Texttime by Cloudnola may be a flip clock like a classic 70s-80s clock, but it is so much sleeker and more stylish than a retro boxy flip clock, although they are honestly pretty cool, too. The font is modern with a touch of sci-fi, and the full text time it shows is sure to get your visitors' attention.
Texttime clock by Cloudnola, Apt2B, currently on sale for $272.24 (affiliate link).
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