mid-week drool: lotus chandelier at koo de monde

We love hanging lamps that remind us of illuminated clouds. They can be made of plastic, paper or, in the case of this gorgeous chandelier, hand-blown glass. Made by Louisville, KY based artist Casey Hyland each petal is carefully crafted of white alabaster glass. We can only imagine how inspiring breakfast would be basking under its soft glow — or the dreamy dinners that could be had. Museum quality, this gem is securely in fantasy realm, priced at $30,000. For now, we’ll stick with our puffy Ikea Knappas, and get our lotus fix in at the local duck pond. For more drooling, visit koodemonde.com.