I almost skipped over this little masterpiece before I realized just exactly what was going on. From afar and lit from within, it looks like your standard statement piece; gorgeous, but you don't really know what the hell is going on.
Thank goodness that Glass Lion Home included a close up, because the "Raleigh" is not your run-of-the-mill pendant lamp. The artist uses several hundred paper rosettes snipped from vintage maps, encyclopedias, books and dictionaries from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
If you have ever tried to curl paper (2010's Thanksgiving placecards haunt my dreams), you'll understand that this pendant is a steal at $130. Plus, if you spring for this globe, your dinner guests might just pick up some obscure Jeopardy knowledge via osmosis.