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Go Fish- Rustic Lighting Inspired by Fishing!

Traditionally, the islands of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Java and Malaysia used handwoven bamboo baskets or twine nets for trapping fishes in the seas. Here Sirmart has captured the fishing baskets in a picture taken in Philippines.

This is how the baskets nets look when woven from lithe bamboo splits.

Fishing baskets inspired lighting are immensely popular in the West just now. Here is a rustic hand woven lamp from Cote Maison in  Tunisia.

Pros of Fishing Lamps- Handcrafted, rustic style, lightweight, made of natural bamboo or natural twine, easy to install by plug and cord or through canopy, durable.

There are plenty of options you can find in the market. Here are the Fish Catcher Woven Lamps,a reasonably priced option from Roost, woven in Philippines.

Here is another beautiful yet pricey option from the Southofmarket

One more option of a bamboo lamp which is inspired by these baskets is found in the lovely and practical lamp from Roost at Modishtore.

Recently Tucker Williams designed his own fish catcher inspired lighting in his Monsoon Collection which is breathtakingly beautiful. You can see it here.

You can find similar lamps woven out of abaca grass here. These are both lightweight and light on the pocket as well.

Remodelista has featured this made to order Fisherman Lamp by Tracy Wiklinson which can be of any length you choose.

Barcelona design house Manolito Manolita have interpreted the fishing lamp in a stunning way. Here are their beautiful Colimbo Lamps



Martha Stewart Loves Our Driftwood Tables!

We always knew that the Roost Driftwood Tables were one of the most distinctive and stylish accent tables. Now Martha Stewart, the style queen for American homes, thinks so too! The Roost Driftwood Console table is featured as one of the fail-proof way to add charm to your room in her May magazine, both the print and online versions. Read it in the article on ‘6 Finishing Touches That Will Completely Transform Your Room’.

A really good driftwood table or coat rack is a rare piece of furniture. Take a look at our Roost Driftwood table bases and you will know what we mean. The reclaimed wood base has to have the perfect knot of tropical driftwood, with branches spread in a way that can support a flat surface. This is not just hand-made, but nature-made. That is why no two pieces are alike and always in short supply.

The other challenge is to keep it just the way nature meant it. The master craftsman here has done just enough to enhance the strength and beauty of the wood, without attempting to add artistry.

The Roost Driftwood table bases are available in 3 sizes, the coffee table, the console table and side table. They can be used with a glass top or wooden top. They do not require much care beyond basic dusting but are not recommended for outdoor usage.

Claim 10% off on a limited time deal on select Driftwood furniture and decor. And of course, we ship it all free of cost to you.  Lets celebrate sustainable living this May!