Laila Lott’s lamp. Screenshot courtesy of Curbed via Instagram.

A lamp reflecting a neighbor’s Coptic Christian upbringing was recently featured in New York Magazine.

Laila Lott, who grew up in Lakewood, submitted the lamp to a lamp show run by Head Hi, a Brooklyn shop. In its third-annual show, Head Hi asked artists to present unusual lamp designs. The shop’s owners, artists Alexandra Hodkowski and Alvaro Alcocer, choose their favorites and sell them at their store an online.

This year, more than 100 entries were sent in, and 50 were put on display and sold.

Lott’s design measures about 10 inches by 10 inches by 7 inches. It is made of wood, vintage white tile and ceramics, and for the show, it featured a vintage church bulb. According to Head Hi’s website, the lamp was listed for $850, and it sold.

The lamp is part of a series Lott has been working on that includes functional pieces that can also be used to burn incense or candles.

Among the other designs included in the Head Hi show were a lamp shaped like a sock, a lamp made out of a wooden toddler’s chair and a lamp made out of a blender.

Lott is a jewelry and art designer and a co-founder of NoLo Studios in Brooklyn.

She’s also the daughter of Lola and Todd Lott, who bought the 1929 Winnetka Congregational Church in Oak Cliff and turned it into an arts center, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, which launched in 2017. The space offers artists professional-grade equipment and services such as a performance area, dance studio, library, professional kitchen, recording studio and more at an affordable cost.


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