As a rule, it seems to me that people like
the little twinkling lights used to trim Christmas trees,
so much so the lights are left up well beyond the holidays.
Years ago, the lights used as a part of outdoor
holiday decor around downtown Indy have become
permanent fixtures in the trees lining the streets.
They light the sidewalks, adding a bit
to pedestrian security.
Not that that has anything to do with Tord Boontje's
lighting projects, but I find the crystal branch
shown above reminiscent of the trees lining the
Ohio Street near Monument Circle.
This chandelier, called Night Blossom,
created in 2002 for Swarovski,
has flashing LED lights next to the crystals.
In addition to the one shown above,
another one was wall-mounted.
Unfortunately, I've lost the notes
related to this fixture. The decorative elements
inside the shade seemed like the floral motifs
found on ornately plastered ceilings
or on porcelain dinnerware.