Intricate Wooden Lamps Offer a Beautiful Illuminated Guide Through Dark Rooms

Practical art plays an important role in our lives by making the everyday beautiful. Sara Collet Watson highlights this fact by fusing the dazzle of lights with handcrafted wood sculptures, creating lamps that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as useful. Rocket ships, moons, and tiny houses are cut, carved, and drilled with decorative holes that illuminate their smooth forms and guide you through a dark room.

Watson’s love of lighting started in her youth. She’s the daughter of an electrician and was “raised on Spirograph, Light Bright, and tinkering with dad at the workbench.” This fiddling helped her develop technical skill. When combined with her intricate designs, the pieces produced are elegant yet playful.

The night lights are often sold in their natural wood finish, but Watson also offers options for staining to ensure they'll complement any decor. She sells all of her work through her Etsy shop, Lighting By Sara.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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