Swank Lighting

The Edward P. Paul Company originally imported these lamps from Venetian glass houses and marketed them under the Balboa trade name. Later, Balboa lamps were offered at department stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Marshall Fields. When Ed Sexton and Doug Taylor happened across a nearly forgotten treasure trove of vintage Murano glass lamps from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they bought the entire inventory. They opened a showroom in Dallas and have a website at

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.