This was inspired by Deek Diedricksen’s wine bottle window from his book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, his videos on You Tube and his website relaxshacks.com. He is a colorful character and outspoken in the small house movement. He also has a small house he built in Vermont out of many recycled and free materials. This lamp has three large wine bottles with three lights in the bottom section and controlled by a dimmer switch.
This lamp was inspired by some designs Frank Lloyd Wright created for his beloved home in Wisconsin he called Taliesen. I used black walnut in the base and Vermont cherry in the shade. Rice paper is the material used for the shade.
This is a lamp I made for my nephew AK who last weekend married Whitney in a beautiful ceremony at her grandmother's house in Wolfboro, NH. It was inspired by some small lamps that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Dana House in 1902. It has a dimmer and a base made out of Padouk. The stem is Mahogany.
My hockey team from 1971 got together for a reunion in the fall. Recently one of my classmates, Billy Corkery passed away. Pictured here second from the left with other members of our class, Bobby Muse on his right, Bob McNanama, Dave Hynes, Kevin Hampe on his left, and me with Joey Bertagna in front. Hynes, Mac, and Billy were one of the greatest lines to ever play at Harvard, the "Local Line" or "ABC" line. Billy was from Arlington, Mac from Belmont and Hynes from Cambridge. They were all heroes to me.
This is a lamp I made for our friend Sally Taylor, who has been a source of wisdom and strength in our lives. She needed some light between two chairs she uses for reading and sewing. The design is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired creation. Ellie went to nearby stream to find the rocks for the base.
The De Rhodes Lamp has a base made from Padouk and a stem from Douglas Fir. The corners are mahogany strips. There is a standard socket near the top and a candleabra socket inside the stem. Once again I was inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie style.$200
The roof on this reminds me of a Vermont sugar house that has vents for the steam in the upper roof. It is mostly Tiger Maple with some Mahogany. Frank Lloyd Wright did some lanterns for the Cheney House that also had some influence.$250
This is an Arts & Crafts style lamp with Prairie influences, made from Padouk and Douglas Fir wood, Spectrum stained glass and 4 candleabra socket lights. My inspiration was Frank Lloyd Wright and the Robie House.$400
This is a lamp that I just finished and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright is again my inspiration. The chairs he designed had the same equally spaced vertical slats. I used mahogany and made the shade an octagon with stained glass. The cost is $350
Frank Lloyd Wright interest in the architecture of Japan is reflected in this project. The low roofline of the shade evokes images of the Japanese Tea House. This Asian sense of harmony and proportion was a part of many of the homes he designed in the Midwest. This has a tiger maple base and a mahogany platform. Cherry and Black Walnut were use on the posts and top.$500