Flambeau: lighted torches used to illuminate floats in Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans
It also is the name for the most amazing lighting company that is quintessential New Orleans. I would give up a body part or two to own either a pair of sconces or a lamp. They are perfect in either an eclectic home or a very clean modern setting. They are like a piece of art:
This is just a small taste of their inventory so if you want see the whole collection and learn about the artists, check out their website http://www.flambeaulighting.com/.