Lighting

Upcycled T-Shirt Lampshade Kit

Yes, the Bowie image makes this Upcycled T-Shirt Lampshade Kit way more appealing than it probably is, but you could possibly have some fun with this, especially if you have a t-shirt that you never wear but refuse to donate. Or, might this might be a great project for a favorite kid during these long summer days? Just make sure they use their own t-shirts instead of your prized concert relics. What’s included in the kit? Adhesive, 12″ diam. top and bottom lampshade rings, molding stick, binder clips, lampshade glue, and an instruction booklet. Your favorite t-shirt = lampshade. That’s the idea, anyways. Good luck.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Framed Table Lamp

The Framed Table Lamp by FX Balléry gives off an indirect, warm light that creates just the right sort of ambience for your evening activities. Its outlined shape provides a modern, sculptural element that’s ideal beside the bed or on a living room’s shelf or credenza. Energy saving LEDs won’t gobble up loads of electricity either, so consider that when checking out Framed Lamp’s price tag.
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Price: $470.00
Available from: Lunimaire

Prop Light Double Suspension Light

Do you belong on stage, where the lights are bright and shining perfectly upon you? Too bad the casting directors don’t always agree, but you can put that behind you and drop a couple of grand on the Prop Light Double Suspension Light from Moooi. Specially designed LED optics give off the warm illumination similar to vintage vanity lighting, so it’ll give you the glamour without the headache of agents and rehearsals. It’s such a modern take on classic theater lighting, you can guarantee your audience guests will always applaud your excellent taste.
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Price: $2,491.00
Available from: YLighting

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: $~382.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery

How about an ultra thin LED lamp to light your workspace? The Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Balléry has a delicate outline yet it packs a punch when it comes to light output. You get 1200 lumen, which equals out to around 75W, with only 15W of energy consumed. Let’s all approvingly nod our heads at that bullet point, and then admire that it has four preset light levels and a “Green mode” option with a sensor that turns on and off depending on movement.
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Price: $530.00
Available from: Luminaire

Buoy and Droplet Superstring Lights

Whoa. It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at Patrick Townsend’s lighting portfolio, and what a smacker of a surprise to see the current offerings. The Buoy Large Pendant (above) sure is something special, with its handblown glass bubble and surrounding bursts of light, and the Droplet Bronze (below) is simply spectacular. If the price points on those are too high for you, please don’t overlook the original Orbit 35″ ($900) fixture, or the newer Stellar56 (shown below).
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Price: $900.00 +
Available from: Townsend Design

Enevu CUBE Light

Why do you need a small LED light? Beats me, but judging by the product shots of the Enevu CUBE Light, I’m sure you’ll be able to find some uses. It’s splash-proof, so you can take it out by the pool or add it to your camping gear. There’s a color changing mode for those ‘mood’ settings you may or may not be fond of, as well as a hanging hook should you need it.
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Price: $Enevu
Available from: 29.90

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

WakaWaka Power+

Add this to your Zombie Apocalypse kit, pronto. The WakaWaka Power+ is a compact solar charger that will power almost any smartphone or small electrical device within a couple of hours. It also provides up to 150 hours of sustainable light, with 3 settings varying from 5 to 75 lumen. It’s durable and lightweight, which makes it ideal for anywhere in the world. Buy one for yourself and one will be donated to a family in need- take a look at WakaWaka’s Impact Map to see where your donation might go next.
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Price: $79.00
Available from: WakaWaka

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Bounce Shade by Karl Zahn

This light bears its name for obvious reasons. The adjustable light projects a beam onto a folded aluminum shade, which then bounces the light back towards its source. The large, sail-like shade seems to float in mid air, yet reality shows a thin chain that hangs from a single point in the ceiling. This complete separation of light source and shade allows for various placements- do have some fun with moving it around to figure out the best effect.
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Price: $2,800.00 - 3,200.00
Available from: Roll & Hill

Theorem Desk Lamp

Inspired by the hypotenuse of a right triangle, this smaller LED lamp will tuck in nicely amongst your other desk items. You do remember what a hypotenuse is, right? The Theorem Desk Lamp from DAMM is made from hand turned solid Ash base, cerused (I had to look up what that meant), with a natural beeswax finish. And, if you’d like an alternate color scheme, here you go: Theorem – Black.
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Price: $375.00
Available from: DAMM

M Lamp

This little guy looks like he needs to star in a Pixar film, doesn’t he? Inspired by the archetypal miner’s lamps of 19th century, the M Lamp is powered by a rechargeable Lithium long-life battery, and if you’re asking how long is ‘long-life’ you’ll be happy to know that it is rated “to last 50,000 hours, for up to 2,000 charging cycles with no loss in performance.” Is that impressive, or what? A handle makes the M Lamp very portable, so you can move it around the home whenever you need an extra light.
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Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Brick Lamp

This lamp is reduced down to a simple brick shape with no switch or cord. How do you turn it off? With magic! Just kidding, it’s nothing that mysterious, you just lay it flat. The concept of concealing and revealing is at work here, with the light turning on when you raise it onto its side. The side facets work as handles as well as creating a sturdy base with an ideal angle of light. See HCWDstudio’s Kickstarter video below for more.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Make Your Own – Angle Lamp

If you like the look of this Angle Lamp, you’re in luck- you can make it yourself! The Make Your Own Angle Lamp comes as a kit, available in different color schemes. Pick the color you want for the shade, the cord, and base, and then assemble it all yourself. And, not to worry, it comes with everything you need with very clear instructions.
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Price: $289.00
Available from: Douglas and Bec

Wald Plug Lamp

The Wald Plug Lamp is a floor lamp without the floor. Huh? It plugs directly into a wall socket, using the plug connection as its sole support. So, technically, I suppose it’s actually a wall light, but we’ll accept the categorization of a floor lamp because of its height. Might I point out how much easier this would be to install than a wall sconce? It could be a clever bedside or sofa-side option for those of you who currently rent (or for those who are habitually lazy and/or averse to installing light fixtures).
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Price: $139.00
Available from: Feltmark