Jil Smith of Insatiable Studios surprised me last week with one of her creations, an amazing rice paper shade, custom striped, to partner with a tall VIT lamp base. Each shade has been built up with layers of rice paper. Each stripe is cut by hand with a razor. Jil’s shades are surprisingly durable and not prone to fading. I like how she has taken the stripes and applied them horizontally to the shade. The result of pairing this shade with the vertical stripes on the VIT base creates a lamp with a completely different character than the same lamp with a white shade. I look forward to seeing the stripes in other colors next.
It is a pleasure to be collaborating with someone like Jil who has a similar commitment to enduring style and quality.
If you would like to have your own custom made lamp shade, contact Jil Smith through her web site; www.insatiablestudios.com