Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 75 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny December 6th, 2010
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Here’s a better shot of this light that sits in the living room area of “Willis Wonderland”. I believe it’s either acrylic or lucite, I’m not clear on that but I absolutely love this lamp!

I’m including this clock in the lighting fixture post because I love the light portion of it. I love low and subtle lighting and this gives the perfect amount of light.

I actually never asked Allee about this light but it does reflect onto the wall and gives a fabulous glow to this corner of “Willis Wonderland”.

Wait, how did this get in here? This is from June 2010, my first trip to “Willis Wonderland”.

12 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 75 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    You’ve chosen some of my favorite light up things in the house to spotlight here, though I’m sick there’s no photo of the third lamp, the round plastic ball with the orange tube inside, lit at night. It’s an Italian lamp made within the last 10 years. The inside of the globe lights up orange and throws a pink spot on the wall. I got it as a gift and almost didn’t use it because I like all the accessories in my house to be vintage. But when I plugged it in I almost had a heart attack it was so gorgeous. So now it has a place of prominence right next to my front door and shines two-tone light through the front window.

    The globe in the first photo is my absolute favorite of my resin chunk lamp collection. I have at least 10 of these, tho none the same. I’ve also photographed the texture of it a lot. It’s very featured as a background in my video, Allee Willis Presents Bubbles & Cheesecake “It’s A Woman Thang” at

    The lighted clock in the second photo has hung in my recording studio for years. I got it at an unbelievably great secondhand store called Antiques and Articles that unfortunately no longer exists in the Adirondacks in Old Forge, New York.

    • k2dtw

      I love resin lamps, have you posted them on AWMOK?
      The Advertising Clock is to die for, the center graphic reminds me of the old TV test patterns, which is perfect for a advertising clock for a TV/Radio service/repair Shop….beautiful

      “Right for sound and sight”… Is that a Tube in the box on the clock?

      • Allee Willis

        I haven’t posted any that I can recall. I have tons of them hangng outside too. I change the fixtures to 12 volts so they can stay there.

        I’m not anywhere where i can check your link out now but will later.

      • BRBill

        TV test pattern was what i thought also seeing the clock graphic. That is a radio or tv tube box in the center of the clock. I’ve got a bunch of old tubes for/from a multiband radio i inherited.

  2. denny

    Built for the Debbie Harry “French Kissing” music video and also filmed in the room right above our heads and out of the shot here……

    I had no idea when I met Allee that she had a hand in making this video! This is one of the records that got a crowd of us through the Philly club scene. Little did I know I would later become friends with the person whose work I would so often jam too!

        • Allee Willis

          I can’t say I’m her biggest fan. Not sure why. The videos are definitely eye-popping but as an artist she just doesn’t affect me. I’m also always offended when people take the names of very famous songs and co-opt them for their own, like “California Girls”, which she does all the time. So, for me her records and videos are good but she herself leaves me cold. Mind you, I’ve said stuff like this in the past and ended up working with the artist and completely changing my mind. But from afar she just doesn’t get me.