Design by frustration crafts elegant and simple fixtures

I suppose you can call it design by frustration, my inclination to create lamps and sconces for my buildings at Cantitoe Corners, my farm in Bedford, N.Y. The construction on my house and the outbuildings, including my daughter’s small weekend cottage, was completed months ago — the walls and woodwork were freshly painted, the floors beautifully finished, the kitchen cabinetry and appliances