Inspired by this article in Real Living magazine, and uninspired by the oyster lamp setting that came with my apartment (and its globe that blew months ago that I never replaced), I bought a pendant fixture for my "dining room" (a.k.a. kitchen/lounge/living/study/craft/mess room). My future brother-in-law, who is awesome (because his name is CHAD and also because he will work for beer) is a sparky and hung the fitting for me (D.I.Y. electrical work being illegal in Australia). The darn IKEA pendant fitting does not fit a standard Australian lamp shade but we improvised a bit with the attachment.
Surprise! Whoever is sitting in the corner (or washing the dishes) can see these blue and gold pears (from Stick Meon).