Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cute or Creepy? Bird Cage Lamp


Oh Graham & Green. Usually you get it bang on. Usually I spend my hangovers marvelling at your pretty items (and your styling and photography too for that matter). But this bird cage lamp? I really can't make up my mind. I like the whole bird cage thing - my jewellery hangs off one - but I'm not sure how I feel about the birds. Let's have a closer look at them.


The lamp itself is lovely. It's got a really unique edge about it, without the fake birds. A little something about it that makes me think of intrepid explorers on ships. But the birds, the birds creep me out. And they're also added to a lamp that's £375. Blimey. Is it cheaper without them?

15 comments:

  1. Oh my God, this brings childhood memories! I had a similar lampshade at my Nan's but in rattan and hanging from the ceiling. Definitely very cute for the sentimental value!

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  2. Three hundred and HOW MUCH?! Flipping heck. I'd want the birdies to be gold plated, for that. Having said that, if it were priced more competitively, I'd buy it. :)

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  3. *shudder*

    Objectively, pretty-fake-birdies are pretty and fake.

    But I have prettier real birdies and thus find these ones A Bit Creepy.

    And anyway, I'm not spending £375 on a lamp that would just end up having pretty-fake-birdies nibbled to bits by prettier-real-birdies in some sort of feather-laden massacre!

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  4. I actually love it. But not at that price.

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  5. I really really really love it - but love the pendant light fitting version even more and have a pic of it in my "To buy when I get my new house" file!

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  6. really sorry but i really like it!! its a 'I know I shouldn't but I do!' thing!!

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  7. Oh there's this one too!

    http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/product.aspx/chandeliers+ceiling+lights/bird+cage+chandelier/lighting/lighting_chandeliers/-/slh3887.htm

    They still creep me out though.

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  8. I like it! But the price sucks. I could buy so much cake with that amount of money, ridiculous. Also I'm pretty sure i could make that lamp myself just by raiding my garage, if I had a garage...

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  9. I love it and I'm tempted to make my own. I've been buying one Christmas tree decoration bird from Liberty's each year, and want to turn them into this.

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  10. I love it! Second hand lamp, fake birds and glue gun...

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  11. Mmmmm - buy lampbase from a car-boot sale... take one cylinder lampshade, strip off fabric, replace with 18" of wire mesh from B&Q - et voila!

    Bird cage lamp - birds optional, but I reckon Paperchase could sell you have a dozen for a tenner... On the otherhand you could fling £375 away, but I think you've got more money than sense if you buy one of these!

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  12. i love this, but something about those birds look a bit too flammable to be near a bulb which inevitably will get hot...

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  13. Vicky-ticky-tock23 February 2011 14:36

    I love, love, love, love it but it's definitely in the 'over-priced and you really should make it yourself as your hard work will make you smile when you look at it' folder. Which it is.

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  14. oh, lord. While I like bird wallpaper, I could never live with it in my house (I must have watched The Birds as a very young child or soemthing) but this would freak me out!!

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