there’s nothing like some great lighting to make all the difference in a room. not just the lovely ambiance that soft mood lighting can create, but the Pièce de résistance a big bold statement fixture can make. take the sputnik pendant lamp — even the name is fun to say, right? i have a patrick townsend orbit lamp in my bedroom — hanging way up in the a-frame ceiling, and i think it really adds something unexpected to the cottage. i found some other great looks created by hanging a sputnik-type fixture. you can find these fixtures in places like ebay, lamps plus, and jonathan adler. too over the top? maybe. but pretty grand, nonetheless. could you hang one of these mid-century modern works of illuminating art? do tell!