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Signal Flashlight

You don’t think you need a flashlight until you do, so, make sure you have one at the ready, just in case. And, if you have to have a flashlight, why not make it the Signal Flashlight by Sylvain Willenz? It’s made from aluminum and silicone and has a handy USB rechargeable battery that powers an ultra-bright LED. As a bonus, you can pick your favorite color option (you know, to match your decor).
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Price: $90.00
Available from: good thing

Grip LED Torch Flashlight

Why not employ the same grips of the BMX bicycle to a flashlight? You don’t want to drop it on your toes, after all, especially not in a dark, potentially scary room when there’s no electricity. It’s a practical, tactile solution to sweaty palms.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: A+R Store

Octagon One Desk Lamp

Looking for small, portable lamp for your desk or bedside table? The Octagon One Desk Lamp has a simple octagonal base that lets you position the light at three different angles. A built-in rechargeable battery means no wires, so you can move it around your home as needed with little to no fuss.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: SFMOMA Museum Store

Cap Table Lamp

It’s cute, right? Available in white, blush, misty blue, or midnight blue, the Cap Table Lamp has an adjustable shade on a small, cylindrical base. That means it won’t take up too much room on a side table or worktop, yet you’ll be able to direct the light right where you want it. Is it the perfect reading lamp for your favorite reading spot? Could be. Take a look at the different colors and see if one catches your eye.
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Price: $~304.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Less For Less Desk Lamp

Is this the thinnest desk lamp you’ve ever seen? A very slender metal tube bent into a perfect corner comprises the Less For Less Desk Lamp. Could it take up any less room? It’s doubtful; just check out its almost-not-there base. It’s safe to say it won’t get in your way. LED lights will save energy while providing ample light for your workspace.
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Price: $726.80
Available from: Luminaire

NJP Lamp

The NJP is a new interpretation of the classic architect’s lamp. Meant for optimal flexibility for a work area, the lamp provides glare-free light precisely where you want it. It’s easy to adjust thanks to the two arm joints, and the shade has a rear opening for LED unit ventilation. Choose between the Wall (short or long), Table, or Floor versions.
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Price: $330.00 - 598.00
Available from: Hivemodern

Pivotante À Poser

If you’ve ever admired Charlotte Perriand’s work, I’ve got some good news for you: now you can own one of her lamps. The Pivotante À Poser swivels around to adjust the amount of light coming through its sheet metal body. It’s a simple idea, executed in a smaller size so that the lamp can fit easily on a side table or shelf.
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Price: $285.00
Available from: MoMA Store

PH 5 Pendant Light

If you’re going to buy a PH 5 Pendant Light, it might as well be on sale. This classic light was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and remains one of the smarter choices for glare-free illumination. You’re probably familiar with the slightly more popular PH Artichoke by Henningsen, yet the price tag on that makes it a little less attainable. The curved reflectors on the PH5 ensure that light is directed appropriately, and, with several superb color combinations, it’s a perfect choice for above a dining table or workspace.
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Price: $450.00 - 597.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Chamber Light

If you’re particularly attuned to any and all forms of lighting ambience, chances are likely that you’ll not settle for any ol’ hurricane lantern for all the summer evenings ahead. So, feast your eyes upon the Chamber light, which is appropriate for tealights or oil. A small handle incorporated into the base makes it quite portable, while the glass shade is just.. well, pretty.
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Price: $84.95
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Polo Table Lamp

An articulated task lamp is essential if you’re at your desk in the early morning or very late at night, though let’s hope you’re not working too hard. Check out the Polo Table Lamp, with its small footprint and long, skinny arms. Three joints allow for precise illumination and smooth movement, both a must when you’re in a work zone. A succinct shade takes up little visual space, allowing for a minimal vibe that fits your workspace perfectly.
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Price: $505.00
Available from: Gessato

Cup Lamp by Paul Loebach

A combination pen cup and lamp? Sure, why not? Designer Paul Loebach combines the two for an ultra efficient desktop or bedside companion. A built-in USB port makes charging your devices a breeze, and a dimming knob allows for just the right amount of light. No searching around in the dark for your writing utensils- they’ll be at the ready whenever inspiration should strike.
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Bub Table Lamp

This isn’t the first or last bulb-stuck-in-the-side-of-a-lampshade you’ll see, but it is perhaps the most alluring. A bulb pierces the side of the hand blown glass shade, at just the right height for a friendly, floating apparition. The olive tint gives the lamp an extra amicable look that’s sure to get along with other pieces in your collection.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: Blu Dot

‘Pion’ Lamps

A lamp by Bertjan Pot, you say? And it’s not too terribly expensive? Well, sign me up. The ‘Pion’ lamps for Wrong.London and Hay have a shape that references a pawn chess piece (‘Pion’ is the Dutch word for “pawn”). Crafted from a stitched composite ‘Nomex’ paper, the lamp gives off a soft, diffused glow that’s sure to set the right ambience in any room. The shape is supported by a steel frame and carbon-fibre rod, and, don’t worry, the shade is both UV-stable and flame resistant. Suitable for floor or table use.
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Price: $175.00 - 245.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE*

On The Edge Lamp

Hmm, this little lamp features a matte finish and multiple convex facets. So what, you say? Well, it’ll look and feel nice, and you’ll be able to position it in multiple ways to get the light right where you want it. Think of it as a subtle spotlight, perfect for ambient lighting in a living area or bedroom.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Gessato

Muuto’s Grain Pendant

At first glance, you’ll most likely wish Muuto’s Grain Pendant was a bit bigger than ~8″ in diameter. However, once you see a few lined up over a kitchen island or a large grouping over a table, you’ll be glad that it’s not too large, as the size is perfect for multiples. Get up close and personal, and you’ll see the shade is made from a mix of bamboo fibers and polypropylene, which gives it a subtle texture and warmth. Now on sale.
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Price: $126.65
Available from: Lumens