Thanks for the compliments. In regards to safety information, I have a book with information on paper lamp shades that says "The temperature limit for paper, wood and ordinary fiber is 194oF (90oC) when the max room temperature is 86oF (30oC)." They go on to tell you how to use thermocouples to measure the temp of the shade.
I didn't go through all that, but considering that 194 is really stinking hot, I'm not too worried about it. The lamp has a pretty large opening at both the top and bottom so air can circulate pretty well and we don't leave it on if we're not in the room (saves on electricity, too).