Fans are a necessity when you live in Queensland (we own 7!), unless you're lucky enough to have air conditioning. I'm always on the look out for old fans. There's something beautiful about the old ones, but they are mighty expensive here lately. I found this one for sale on Gumtree for $20. It's a 1950's Australian made Lenco fan. I love the old metal & the light blue blades. It rotates & purrs quietly, & has worked overtime this past month. We now have two old fans.....I could feel a collection coming on if only I had the space!
I found this Australian made 1960's Planet lamp ages ago at Salvos for $6. It's not the currently trendy Studio K design, but this model is less common. It may not be the most desirable colour being brown, but I knew it would be a useful addition to our computer room. I've seen the same lamp for sale on Ebay for $150.