I finally bought a new pair of bedside lamps yesterday, and gave Shalls one of the old ones today. It's the one (from Ikea) that I didn't break from the pair. It looks like a giant ice cube. Shalls uses it in the office now to light her peeling Ashton shrine. I love my new lamps, with their old-fashioned cream cotton shades, and dimmers. They are as big as lanterns, and the colour and texture of the wooden bases exactly match the brown wood of my bedside tables.