Talk about lost in translation

As a Jamaican-American, now living in Copenhagen, Denmark, I still remember a lot of my childhood references which are both British, and American.

Some years ago while visiting some friends in the UK, I came across this product.
What were they thinking?

This “stuff” is exactly the color of what you would need if you ate too much of this.
I remember this from my childhood.

Then, recently I was in Hamburg and saw this…

Makes me think of Dixie cups in a whole new light.

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Drums a go-go, we are Mad about wood and Nature

We are just mad about our new collection, and think you will be too.

Accent and Sommerlight have collaborated on a line of lamps we call Nature. The collection comprises lamp bases (table and floor), wall sconces, and hanging lamps – all with wood – and Claire de Lune ® Barrels, in the original size, and the new size – mini Barrel.

The collection was inspired by waste bits of raw natural wood I found in a wood workshop, and wooden parts that Sommerlight has carried for over 50 years – true retro/vintage!

New, modern textile cords have been added for that touch of luxury and color.  The lampshades come in 13 different motifs.  The lampshades are supplied flat pack. We like that.  The wooden parts featured are in various finishes.

After working on this collection of wood lamps for the last 3 months, it hit me!     Madmen!!!
Can’t you just see Don Draper under one of these lamps?

And yes, many of the first batch of our new collections are from Don Draper’s time! So you better get yours now, if you want the original stuff.
Simple and beautiful, these lampshades are easy to assemble, and fit beautifully with the lamp bases designed for Sommerlight. The motifs are graphic, modern and at the same time classic and timeless.

The  Barrels can be used as a pendel shade, or on a standing base – (floor or table). The designs allows for both possibilities, as does placement of the diffuser.

(Barrels shown above:   Doctor Bird,  Tunis, Fern)

Fun, functional and funky – FUNKTIONAL!!!! Fabulous! Light with attitude!

Available now directly from Accent.

Madly signing off,  Claire

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To win 2 of our Barrels see our competion  here

In case you don’t want to cut and paste the link above, you can scan here and go directly!  🙂

Attention, calling all shoppers! Share your favorite shops and win…..

Send us contact information  of your favorite shops (name of shop, with address) as ones you think would carry either our decor products, or jewellery, and for every 3 shops you submit, you will be included in our draw for 2 Barrel lamps (choose from 13 different ones).

To have your chance at winning, you have to do the following:

Like our FB page, and like our blog, and then send me, via message on FB, your  3 shops’ information, and you will have one entry in our competion.  More shops? more entries!!

The winner  will be picked on November 15, 2011.

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Giving away a beautiful Claire de Lune Barrel – want to win one?

Winter is coming, and to help make your space warm and cozy, we are giving away a Barrel lamp  (shade with light fitting!).

To be in the runnings to win you have to do the following:

1.  Follow our blog. If you haven’t already, press  the grey button “follow”  on the bottom right of your brower.
2.   Like us on Facebook. If you haven’t already done so,  press here
3.  Tweet this: you can copy and paste  @accentcph is giving away a Barrel, and I am in the running to win!   into your twitter feed,  or use the following link,  if you are logged in,    [tweetmeme source=”accentcph” only_single=false]

That’s all you have to do to enter.
For more points (which equals more chances to win)

  • Tweet again  (1 point per day)
  • Retweet anything about this competition,  with this tag  Claire de Lune Barrel giveaway–  this gives another point (you can do this up to 5 per day)

This contest ends Oct. 31, so start gathering up those points!

For those in the Cph area, this coming weekend  – 8 -9 October,  we will be at Finderskeepers design show in Nørrebro,  Korsgadehallen, Korsgade 29, 2200 Nørrebro.
Here you will be able to see our products LIVE!!!