This breathtakingly beautiful tree bed is handmade by a woman named Shawn Lovell, a metalworker who lives in Oakland, California. She makes other things as well, but this is, to my mind, perfection. I originally saw this photo on the blog Reading Writing Living, and tracked it down with a few minutes’ sleuthing on the Internet. Not for the first time, I’m regretting living 3,000 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lovell’s bed may owe something to this one, which belongs to Max of Where The Wild Things Are:
but this adult, at least, is still dreaming of the verdant walls of the Pope’s bedroom. Could there be a better furnishing than this one for that exquisite chamber?
Though our own bedroom is furnished more conventionally, Allium and I own a candelabrum that might be at home either in Lovell’s studio or in Max’s bedroom:
Either the candelabrum or its maker is, or was, named ‘Smaug’; it’s been a long time, and I’m not sure which, though Allium and I do call the candelabrum itself ‘Smaug’.
Smaug has been in my family since 1969. The artist had a little shop in Berkeley; Oakland’s just a few miles away, and Shawn Lovell is from a later generation, but oh, that’s fertile ground out there. Must be something in the water.