Kansas Citian, Barbara Cosgrove, didn't use her garage for her car either. Ten years ago she took her art background and turned it into a profitable business making lamps. In her garage.
Needless to say, Cosgrove is standing among dried leaves no more. She currently has two lines of lamps; The Collection offers a variety of styles and choice of shades while the BCL line is less expensive with a pre-determined shade.
Frankly, I think are the lamps are stylish and pretty reasonable priced. The Collection models are $200 - $600, while the BCL line runs $140 - $170.
Those of you not in our fair city can pick them up through Nieman-Marcus, Gump's and Horchow.
I purchased a tortoise shell a couple of months ago, and while I adore it, it concerns me that demand could create an unfortunate situation. These are very pretty, and resin, so you could sleep easy.