Daydreaming: staying cool

I am quickly facing my first full summer without air conditioning, so I'm on the hunt for good-looking fans to add throughout the house. The OTTO fan, with its gorgeous wood box is Swiss-made and at the top of my list for the master bedroom. The sturdy, steel Allaire fan from Restoration Hardware is my pick for the living room and the retro deco breeze (which comes in fun colors too) will be on my kids' nightstands. And for my office, I need the very sleek and modern Propello fan from dwr.

There is a part of me that wishes I could throw all caution to the wind and collect all sorts of vintage fans for the house, but safety concerns will keep me grounded in the here and now for my fan purchases. I do think these vintage beauties would make a great collection though!