Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Loved our lamp sale? Well, there's more at the store that hosted our sale THIS saturday...

Transistor has an amazing in-store holiday market featuring a super sweet list of purveyors of all things local chicago...I'm going...this Saturday:

Transistor presents an in-store holiday market! Several of their contributing artists will be here selling their wares, including items not usually in their stock. 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Here is a quick list of their contributors:
Jennifer Burack/Zerobird Studio (silkscreen
CTA prints and image-transfer pillows)

Michael Darin (lamps made from tiny glass bottles and

Freivogel/Kiku Handmade
(fused glass coasters,
kitchenware, belt buckles, jewely)

Rafael Rivera/r2 fotografia (photographs
from around the city and around the world)

RJuana Ryan/Stellalily (photo-transfer
tiles, coasters)

Betsy Siber/Foxglove Accessories (jewelry
made from vintage stamps)

Paul Snagel/Works! (lamps made with vintage
typewriters, projectors, and records)

Michael Una/Unatronics (handmade electronic instruments)

Rani Woolpert (jewelry made from ball bearings, compasses, clock parts, lightbulbs, plus art cards and more!)

Hope to see you there! Look for another Century Chicago/Transistor Collaboration in early 2012.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lamp Sale-Last Two Hours!!!! 20% off

Mention this blog and receive 20% off any light. Sale ends at 7 pm!

Friday, December 2, 2011

In case you missed the details

Garage Sale disappointing? Estate Sale overpriced? Tomorrow! (and Sunday) Century Chicago is having a Pop-Lamp Sale & Launch Party. "I SEE THE LIGHT"—A Lamp Sale featuring Mid Century Modern and Artisanal Lighting from 1pm–7pm [Special Blog Launch Party Saturday from 8pm–10pm Light Bulb Cookies, Appetizers & Refreshments BYOB]
at Transistor • 3819 N. Lincoln Ave. • Traders Row • 773-880-7420 

Lamp Sale Almost here...Saturday 1pm

a variety of lamps—3819 n. lincoln—transistor chicago—come out sat—sun—better than that bad garage sale or over priced estate sale—we promise.

Going to a Lamp Show—Gotta go now...

See you Saturday at Transistor.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

THE List of Lights for the Saturday/Sunday Show

Pair of Ceramic 1950s Rooster Lamps with metal triangular legs & org. Black Shades • Green Iridescent Pottery 1950s Fiberglass Shade • Huge "I Green o' Genie" Lamp • Japanese Blue Dragon Lamp with org. Shade • MCM Teak & White Pottery Pair with Eames-like Square Design • Fredrick Cooper Style White Ceramic table light • white skinny lamp matches Cooper w/crazy trim Gold Shade • Yellow 1950s Pottery Table Light with Fiberglass shade • Incredible Large Stainless Steel 1960s lamp • Paris Globe Light with Interior Light • Edison Saturn Metal Light • Pair of Tire Jack Lights ala Ted Harris • Chrome Signed Sculpture light • Mad Men Art Deco Chrome & Brass Set— Torcheire & Side Lights • Free as a Bird Cage Light • Brown Metal Mad Men Desk lamp Blue Genie Translucent Glass Lamp with Gold Polka Dots & Marble Base • Spectalcular George Nelson-Styled Flower Lamp Glass, Teak & Brass • Hanging Teak & Brass 5-light chandelier • Hanging 60s Globe Metal & Brass Square with Edison Bulb • Round 60s Fiberglass Spun Globe • Brass 3-tier Orb Floor Lamp with 3-color lighting scheme • Deco Industrial Floor Light• Porcelain & Brass Floor light with "bedpan-shaped" shade• Italian 60s Pottery Light with Blue & Green Tiles possibly Raymor • 2 light desk lamp by Greta Von Nesson • Gold Metallic 1950s "Panther-skin" Table Light • Wood Wallpaper Paper Pattern maker light • Giant Driftwood Lamp 55" Tall with Huge Fiberglass shade • Pair of 1968 Hanging MOE Honeycomb Lights in Green & Blue Glass • Vintage 1960s Hanging Wall light with brass counter weight • Still Adding More!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Free as a Bird Cage Light!

Found this Vintage Hendryx Art Deco Bird Cage (the Cadillac of cages I am told) & it screeched make me into a lamp. The filaments of the Edison bulb echo the gracefully deco lines of the cage. 

Touch this bad boy anywhere & it dims the light. Open the cage door to change the bulb. 

No birds allowed though, tweety would go batty in this thing. One of a kind (for now)—Looking for more cages. Hanging version coming soon!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lamp Teaser—a hint of what's to come this Saturday & Sunday!

Here is a glimpse of some of the more than 40 lamps in the show this weekend! Come out to Transistor 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue to see the lights in person—2 days than gone...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Giant Lamp Sale Needs Giant Lamp

We will be posting sneak peeks of our lamp sale (December 3 & 4—3819 N. Lincoln) starting with this ginormous vintage driftwood lamp.  55" Tall—that's 4 1/2 feet of wood! That's alot of wood. Serious wood. The shade is 30"across. My son, Gunnar, is a little scared of this thing and for good reason. 

[Robin hates this one—but not to worry—we have a HUGE variety of pieces for the sale—art deco chrome, 60s pottery, danish modern teak & brass—floor lamps, hanging lamps, desk lamps, table lamps & yes this crazy thing]

Friday, November 11, 2011

Launching our Blog with a LAMP SALE & Launch Party

After spending 6 months discovering how great it can be to sell fabulous finds on CL and eBay (under "northside" with outdoor shots of our stuff)—we are finally ready to get blogifying! 

To celebrate, Century Chicago is having a Pop-Up Lamp Sale & Launch Party. "I SEE THE LIGHT"—A Lamp Sale featuring Mid Century Modern and Artisanal Lighting debuts December 3rd with a party that night. See below for all the details. Super huge thanks to our friends (Andy & Rani) at Transistor Chicago for letting us take over part of their exciting shop for a couple of days! Look here for pictures of some of the lighting finds at the show! Hope to see you there...
_Robert + Robin