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A New Home For My Mouth Blown Lamps from the Danish Island of Bornholm




Hello friends. Friday - wooop! Thank you for sharing all your thoughts yesterday, hop on over if you'd like to join the discussion! On an entirely separate note, a few days ago, a local paper asked me if there were any items in my home I'd never part with. My answer was "yes, A TON!" Do you feel the same? My reasoning is firstly, because I'm a bit of a hoarder (admittedly!) and secondly, I really try hard to layer my home with meaningful, timeless pieces. But one thing in particular immediately sprung to mind: my set of three mouth blown limited edition bronze SKY lamps from Pernille Bülow. Made on the beautiful Danish island of Bornholm to mark the gallery's 30th anniversary, each lamp is mouth blown which makes every piece entirely unique. There's also something about the smoky glass and bronze combination that speaks to me. They used to hang over my vintage bar cart but today, they have a new home - over the kitchen island!


If you've never been to the Danish island of Bornholm, it's well worth a trip (you can get there by plane or ferry from Sweden or Denmark) - and we actually sailed there once (I'll never forget it since it was a really stormy day and we arrived utterly drenched!). It was well worth it though as the island is so pretty and dotted with little galleries and ateliers. One of which is the Pernille Bülow gallery in Svaneke where you can watch the liquid glass pulp being collected from a 1120 degree furnace and then blown into wooden moulds or shaped with wet newspaper pads, steel tweezers or paddles. 

If you can't make it in person, no worries, Pernille Bülow sells online too! You might need to be quick with these SKY lamps since they are limited edition. FYI my cluster is made up of small (14 cm), medium (18 cm) and large (22 cm). 

However, they also sell beautiful clear glass ones with a gold fixture (seen over my dining table) as well as various coloured options. I also love the SKY ceramic table lamps which I once photographed in this lovely home in Landskrona


What do you think? Do you have a place for these lamps in your home? Trust me, you won't want to ever part with them if so! 

Also, I'd love to know: What do you have in your home that you'd never part with? Family and pets aside, of course! 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay calm, be careful and in the words of the Italians: andrà tutto bene (everything will be all right).

Niki

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Pernille Bülow, however all words and pictures are my own - and I really would never part with them! Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible! 



LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. Lamps are great, i also need some new for living room and we have only small lamps in bedroom.

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  2. I seem to have amassed quite an art collection over the years. Nothing too expensive but when I travel I buy small street art or will buy something in a local gallery. I seem to have enough to have a gallery wall in each room and have often been thinking of getting rid of some but just can't part with almost anything. They are all great memories. It's not good, I think we shouldn't be "slaves" to our stuff, but somehow art just isn't easy to part with for me.

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  3. We have a carving of Noah's hand reaching out for the dove that my father-in-law carved & a painting that my mother bought in Northern Minnesota. We were with her when she bought it & we love the story attached to it (she thought she'd left it in a shop so we traced her steps only to find she'd put it in the back of our van!). I also have a framed card that my daughters gave me from a trip to Toronto that says "Always know that I love you." The good news is I could grab all three of these at a moments notice & be out the door (with my beloved dog & cat).

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  4. Could you post a picture of what they look light at night illuminated? So many fixtures that are beautiful to look at in daylight, do not perform well at task lighting or mood setting at night.

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