A lamp reflecting a neighbor’s Coptic Christian upbringing was recently featured in New York magazine.
Laila Lott, who grew up in Lakewood, submitted the lamp to a lamp show hosted by Head Hi, a Brooklyn store. In its third annual exhibition, Head Hi asked artists to present unusual lamp designs. Shop owners, artists Alexandra Hodkowski and Alvaro Alcocer, choose their favorites and sell them in their shop and online.
This year, more than 100 entries were sent and 50 were exhibited and sold.
Lott’s design measures approximately 10 inches by 10 inches by 7 inches. It’s made of wood, vintage white tiles, and ceramic, and for show, it featured a vintage church light bulb. According to Head Hi websitethe lamp was listed for $850 and it sold.
The lamp is part of a series that Lott has worked on that includes functional parts that can also be used to burn incense or candles.
Other creations included in the Head Hi show included a lamp shaped like a sock, a lamp made from a wooden toddler chair, and a lamp made from a blender.
Lot is a jewelry and art designer and co-founder of NoLo Studios in Brooklyn.
She is also the daughter of Lola and Todd Lott, who purchased Winnetka Congregational Church in 1929 in Oak Cliff and turned it into an arts center. Arts Mission Oak Cliffwhich was launched in 2017. The space provides artists with professional quality equipment and services such as a performance hall, a dance studio, a library, a professional kitchen, a recording studio and much more at an affordable price.
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