Thing is, I haven't figured out how to solve this problem. Nothing I think of seems right. So I've decided to open this up to my readers in the hopes that someone might have a brilliant idea.
Here's how it will work. If you find a light fixture or lamp that I like, and which can meet the requirements detailed below, then I will buy it, install it, and post a picture with profuse thanks. I'm open to any suggestions: It can be from a website, some store, or even the Salvation Army. If for some reason it's a lamp that exists only in your town, then I will coax you into sending it to me and I will reimburse any expenses.
As for requirements, here's what we're dealing with:
- Should probably be pendant or wall-mounted -- there's no room for a floor lamp
- Must be plug-in (no rewiring allowed in this rental)
- If pendant, can't be too wispy and light, because the air vent blows out right above it and we can't always be doing hurricane in my apartment
- No IKEA (which is too bad, because they have lots of plug-in pendant lamps)