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i've found my dream lamp for my sideboard. sadly it's way out of my budget, but we can all dream, no? these gorgeous "forest and shade" lamps are available online exclusively at velocity for $1300 and $1000 (large and small) from soleau design. based in northern california, soleau design focuses on organic, modern design and natural materials. all of their products are hand-made from renewable resources and the table lamps that comprise their forest and shade line are constructed with the utmost quality from naturally-shed white tail deer and elk antlers. there's just something about the black shade and the base that look stunning. i know a lot of people are way over the antler thing, but i think this look is timeless and would look classic, not trendy if used in a simple, modern home. and it would look smashing on my glossy black sideboard...ah, to dream. available online right here. enjoy!

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Blogger vespabelle said...

Check ebay or your local taxidermist. I drive by a taxidermy shop that has a sign saying "Antler lamps and chandileers our specialty!"

There are a ton on ebay for less than $100 although I will admit that the shades on most of them are more appropriate for a western hunting lodge than a hip Brooklyn apartment. (but shades are easy to get!)

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not more antlers! Nooooo....

Please help stop cruelty to deer by not poaching antlers.

Millions of deer each year are stripped of their headware just so we can decorate our apartments and make chandeliers.

Now is the time to say no to Antlers!

12:36 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

just an fyi, this item is made from naturally fallen antlers, not poached antlers...


d*s

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also try the flea market-I have seen antler lamps there for a lot less than $1300. You probably will just have to get a new shade, which is easy. You also might consider a drift wood lamp. They have a similar look, can be found for a reasonable price, and you don't have to worry about animal cruelty.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naturally fallen antlers...?
That's what the poachers want you to believe.
If you feel it in your heart, be kind to the innocent deer and donate to the SPCA -- Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Antlers.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous guy said...

All male deer drop their antlers in the late winter early spring and regrow their antlers throughout the summer. A shed antler has a natural separation from the base. It's like the hair you find in your drain. We pick the antlers up off the ground. Much like people of the rainforest collect tagua nuts to carve and sell. People of the intermountain west "hunt" sheds or drops every spring. This is a renewable resource.
Poachers will take the whole head with antlers still attached and try to sell that. It's worth a lot more as a trophy than as a lamp. If you're buying a trophy head from the western states make sure the owner has a tag for the kill.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous trillium said...

And usually if an animal has antlers and is killed legally, the meat is being eaten very happily by the hunter and their relations. The more parts that are used, the better in my book.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous breezeek said...

SPCAntler anon:
"Naturally fallen antlers...?"

Oh my.... dear, do go out and learn a bit about your local flora and fauna. Yes, deer naturally shed their antlers, and it's no trend; they've been doing it for centuries!

Read up here:
http://www.cabinfevergifts.com/shed.html
...though maybe you won't believe it since it comes from a site that sells antler products. Or take my word for it. I lived in the boonies and found deer antlers on the ground all the time (and nobody was killing deer on our property).

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Dear, I think my sarcasm has fallen on deaf antlers here.

PEOPLE! Wake up! You need to actually go back and re-read the SPCA post again, sheesh.
It's a joke.
Yes I know it is subtle, I didn't want to make it too obvious. But really...

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deer Anon.

Your sarcasm wasn't too subtle.
Simply bad.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Displaying antlers in my home seems as arbitrary as going into the guy's cubicle next to me and picking his "fallen" clipped fingernails off of the rug and hanging them up for display.

EW. I'm all set with that.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of the origin, this lamp is simply 100% "bad taste" and looks ****king terrible. What the hell is it even doing on a design site ?

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love, love, love them! They are beautiful

12:48 AM  
Anonymous breezeek said...

SPCAntlers anon: I totally lost the sarcasm, but then I've been having a lot of those moments this week. I genuinely believed you were the original anti-antler-anon. Your're too subtle, I'm too dense-- or some'n like that.

At any rate. I think they're lovely - natural design. But I can't figure out if I've just been influenced by the recent trend, or if I saw them three years ago I'd think, "tacky."

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im looking for a branch style lamp (sorta like this but branches not antlers)

i saw one on anthropologie,
http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=9677&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=502&iMainCat=376
but im looking for something cheaper.. if you've got any leads, post them here ! thanks

5:44 PM  

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