This lamp is so unique looking, very tasteful, is a perfect complement to my Chinese and Korean style furniture. Easy to assemble, take a higher watt bulb if you need more light. One thing I don't like is the way the sides are put together! Some sort of flexible bonding material which was not applied smoothly. If you are close to the lamp, you can see the stuff showing at the corner seams. This cheapens the appearance somewhat (it doesn't show in the image of the lamp on the website). I have the lamp in black, with black cranes on white. I think the black lamp looks serene and tasteful (except for the goop showing at the corners).