Terry Ledford is ready to take your order. The owner of the Andersonville modern painted-furniture shop White Attic has added a "lamp bar" to his offerings. The bar is actually an assemblage of grass-cloth shades and cream-colored ceramic bases displayed on shelves to give customers a sense of the shapes and sizes at their disposal (think bottles of booze displayed behind the bar at your local watering hole, only much prettier). After choosing a style, customers can sort through a bowl of colored chips to choose their base color and flip through a book of 65 fabric options for their shade. It’s almost as good as a chocolate martini. Prices range from $200 to $255. White Attic, 5225 N. Clark St., 773-907-9800; thewhiteattic.com.


Photograph: Leonard Gertz