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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let Me Be Sally Bowles For One Night

When I saw these pendants...........Sally Bowles, the lead character in Cabaret came to mind. I was just a kid when I saw the film. It was so great, Liza Minnelli was so great in it, that it ' Made Her' . Her famous family didn't hurt any either.

I could definitely see these Jake Phipps pendant lighting fixtures in a woman's dressing room or closet.

Maybe even over a pair of sinks in the bath. I think any of these fixtures would be the bomb in a boys room, or even better, in a powder room. Jake Phipps hit the jackpot when he dreamt these up.

Just think , you are all alone , so you put The Cabaret Soundtrack on really loud.....pour a glass of wine and begin to relax.

But the lyrics from; ' Don't Tell Mama ' & ' Perfectly Marvelous' won't stop calling.... Yes, it is time to grab the fishnets, hot pants , the bowler, the very high heels, and lastly the black satin halter vest. Now I am feeling it !!
Let's not forget the perfect chair , and THE MAKE -UP !!!! Yes, that's it, I Am Sally Bowles !
Boy, that was fun.... Do you remember doing that for hours as a kid ? ( keep in mind I use the term very loosely )

These are dreamt up and manufactured by Jake Phipps.

I think they are so kicky. Anyone with any sense of style coupled with fun has a place for one of these or a grouping.
You can buy direct from his studio:

JAKE PHIPPS Dawes Road Studios, 102 Dawes Road, London SW 6 7 EG

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Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design


  1. I've loved these lights since I first saw them. I think I would use them in a dressing room, I'd be afraid of putting them in a bathroom, but I think your idea of putting them in a boys bedroom is great!

    I cannot think of the DIVINE Liza without thinking of Cabaret! LOVE IT!! Possibly my favorite movie of hers.

  2. They are darling! I could see them in a man's dressing room or closet!

  3. I love the both, but am a sucker for the top hat. I saw Cabaret when I was young, too, then again when I was older. I was stunned at all the nuance I missed the first time.

  4. maybe when he heard the term high hats , he got the idea for top hats.. Tee hee



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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