Some time ago I wrote a post about how bad equipped and poorly lit are many London cafè. Today, walking through Greenwich I came across a nice café, in which the lighting really has a starring role.
A very simple concept: big balls in transparent glass supported by black-colored metal tubes, arranged in two rows. Inside small led bulbs, doing a very good light. On the walls the wallpaper, with theme monochrome optical, black and white, is perfect to bring out the lamps themselves.
In my opinion this lighting has been created by the interior design who oversaw the local and has been made bespoke by an artisan. The effect is very nice and certainly not trivial.
If you drive through Greenwich go to 22 Greenwich Church Street: there you will find the Peyton & Byrne Greenwich cafè. Stop, look at the lighting and take an espresso. I assure you that it is absolutely one of the best espressothat you can drink in London.
In my wanderings this afternoon I also found a very appealing decor lamp. In reality it is a collection of small letter shaped lamps, with inside them a series of LED lights powered by three AAA batteries.
I like to think of them as a single lamp to be placed on the bedside table, or as a light source to be placed on a shelf next to the books, or the hallway console.
An alternative it can be to compose with them words or the name of a person: in this case they are perfect gift for any occasion.
They are part of the line items created from Heidi Swapp, an American brand distributed in Europe through a number of exclusive shops. In London you can find them at Paperchase shops at a cost of 15 pounds.