Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015
Staff Pick: Allied Maker Dome Table Lamp
My grandfather always said, “Get the one that you want no matter the cost, and every time you use it you’ll be glad you did.” So in the face of the great bikes, backpacks, shoes and cars I’ve been lucky enough to test this year, the thing that stands above and beyond is my lamp — an Allied Maker Dome Table Lamp. It’s $880, an outright preposterous price for a table lamp, but dammit, every time I use it, I’m glad it’s mine. The brass dome, the walnut base, and the bulbous frosted glass all make for a perfect, squat little light source. And, since it sits as the crowning piece on my desk, I use it nearly every day. It may not have fit in with my grandfather’s sense of Depression Era frugality, but I still think he’d understand the joy of having exactly the one you want, no matter the cost.