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Shop This Now: Aurora Lamps by The Good Flock

This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly—and locavore—living. Look for her #MadeInAmerica posts all month on our blog!
Shown in Walnut base and Edison light bulb ($199). Photo courtesy of The Good Flock.Thoughtfully designed and locally handcrafted of sustainable materials, the Aurora Lamp by The Good Flock delivers both beauty and integrity in equal measures.

Like everything by The Good Flock (their denim iPad case makes me swoon), this lamp has heirloom intention. "I want to create pieces that are timeless, pieces that live well beyond the decade in which they're made," says designer Marco Murillo.

Each lamp base (available in White Oak, Black Oak or Walnut) is hand-turned in Aurora, Oregon, and finished with a porcelain socket and a US cotton covered cord. Designed for urban spaces, the small footprint can reside on a tabletop or a wall.

My favorite part of the resurgence in artisan-made goods is the transparency (and pride!) in the product manufacturing—and actually getting to meet the maker. Who doesn't love to peek into a designer's workshop? Watch the beautiful "The Making of the Aurora Lamp" video here

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