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Non-boring lamp shades to brighten up your home decor

Homie Elizabeth asked us, "Any chance there could be a post about awesome lamp shades? I have been searching high and low for non-boring lampshades, and they are really hard to find." No problem! But, not knowing EXACTLY what you're looking for, I'm going to just throw out a large collection of fun and funky lamp shades.

Some of these are pricey, some of these are not going to be everyone's tastes, and some of these are actually made for children's rooms. But none of these will make you snooze.

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Turn lighting into a game: Replace your light switch with a joystick!

Were you stoked about the Medieval gaming room, but your gamer style lean more towards the 8-bit than the old time-y? Or are you thinking about tricking out your game room, or maybe if you just want to make the mundane task of turning on lights a LOT more fun, you're going to want to check out this newest product by Think Geek. The Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate lets you turn any light switch into a retro arcade game.

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My favorite color is this combination of colors

Over the past year, I've favorited a lot of photos containing this color combination. Some of them are of actual interiors, or homes, or at least buildings, but some of them are of waterfalls over tunnels in sides of mountains in China.

So short of having straight up torches on the walls or just living on a window-washer platform outside my apartment, forever looking in at dusk, how do I replicate that kind of light?

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12 constellation projects, products, and pretties that bring the night sky inside

Oh, how we love the starry skies popping up all over the place lately. In artwork, in home products, in themed BEDROOMS! There is nothing more relaxing than a serene reminder of the skies over our heads. In an ideal world, we'd all have a skylight over our beds and fall asleep under the stars, but since that's not feasible let's see how else we can catch a few stars for ourselves.

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Renting: Adventures in Lighting

When looking at places to live, there are certain things that just don't cross your mind. I never realized how important lighting was until I started to rent. Apparently, I need a lot of light to function. Or, rather, I like having the option of a lot of light.

I grew up with a lot of light, I guess, so I didn't know I had this need until I got my first apartment. Now I know what I need to look for to be well-lit and happy.