Void Mini Pendant Light

If you like Tom Dixon’s Void Pendant Light, you’ll be happy to see there’s a new mini version. Whether you mix the sizes or just use the mini to fit smaller areas (powder or dressing room perhaps?), you’ll have a polished metal gem that won’t go out of style (ever – that’s a promise).

Purchase Information:

Price: $465.00
Available from: YLighting

Swedish Snowflake Lantern

This is just about the perfect holiday decoration, mostly because it’s not an in-your-face sort of thing, and it would give off a nice glow. If I had to choose between spending $85 on a nice paper lantern that looked like a snowflake and one free horrible singing Santa, I’d shell out $85 so fast that you’d think (insert idiom here*). There’s also a Star Lantern, shown below.


Purchase Information:

Price: $82.00
Available from: Terrain

John Beck Paper & Steel

Whoa, these two Peter Lights from John Beck Paper & Steel are priced at $124 over on Fab.com today, down from a regular price of $185. Each light is handcrafted by the Illinois craftspeople of John Beck Paper & Steel. Also be sure to check out the larger Brown or Black Light Three for $488 (reg. $750).


Purchase Information:

Price: $124.00
Available from: Fab

Crimean Pinecone

Check out this lamp by designer Pavel Eekra. There’s no internal frame, just the 56 plates and screws configured in the pinecone form. Natural birch veneer is slightly transparent, which gives off a nice warm glow while also allowing light to be directed downwards. The lamp does arrive flat packed, so be prepared for a little assembly. To purchase, email pavel(at)eekra.com.

Designer: Pavel Eekra

Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: eekra

Bluff City 14 Inch Pendant

Whoa, this is pricy, but it sure has a lot of style. Industrial leanings are evident with the wire-cage, but it’s actually the colors that caught my eye. The blue and red 8 Inch Pendant ($550.00) along with the mint and red 14 Inch Pendant (shown above) make for an interesting color combination, and with several grouped together, you’ve got a fantastic focal point.


Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: YLighting

Le Klint pendants

The Australian store funkis has what looks to be a very thorough collection of Le Klint pendants, if you’re interested. I’ve always liked these shades, as they’re hand-folded and would add a nice, soft, textured light to any room, yet I was unaware at just how big the collection was. A quick search on your favorite engine and you’ll find various US retailers as well (YLighting, Hivemodern.com, allmodern.com, just to name a few, and Amazon too.)

Designed by Poul Christiansen between 1969 and 1978.
All pendants include 5 feet of white cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $price varies
Available from: funkis

Coco Pendant

I’m picturing 5 of these above my non-existant kitchen island. Made of ash and powder coated aluminum. Made by Australian designer Kate Stokes.


Purchase Information:

Price: $2100
Available from: Merchant 4

Fluted and Finned Wine Bottle Pendants

Take a look at the pricing on these wine bottle pendants, not bad for a pop of color, eh? I bet they’d look lovely in a clustered together above a small dining table. (Also, the product description doesn’t state whether the bottles come from a recycling facility, so I’m guessing they don’t.)

Custom crafted in the Meyda Hot Shop in the USA.
Available in various colors, the glass can have either a frosted or transparent finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $151.19
Available from: Affordable Lamps

Lens Pendant Small by Zero

This diminutive (6.3″ high, 7.1″ circumference) matte black pendant lighting would be perfect for above the dining room or even above a kitchen island in multiples.

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Available from: Northern Icon

Trubridge Floral Pendant

Oooo! This new Floral Pendant by David Trubridge has several choices of interior paint colors, all of which add a subtle color wash that contrasts nicely to the outside natural bamboo finish. This light ships flat (minimizing packaging) and looks easy enough to assemble (see video below). Available in three sizes, 23.5″ dia., 31.5″ dia., or 39.5″ dia.


Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: YLighting

Lloop Basic

Usually cords are unappealing and annoying necessities, but in the case of the Lloop Basic by
Vij5, the cord is a functional decoration. Two wooden pieces allow you to extend or shorten loops of the electrical cable to get the height (and look) you want.

Aluminium lampshade, two wooden pieces, transparent plastic pull relief and 6 meters of textile electricity cable

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Spica Light

The Spica Light comes ready to plug in or with a canopy set for hardwiring.

Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo and is the namesake for this light. Made from 3/8″ steel rod, Spica is available in black, white, and mirror gold (not shown).

Purchase Information:

Price: $445-$800.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Athena Pendant Light

Whoa, not a bad price for a crazy-angular-modern pendant light. It’s a powder-coated metal shade, so no worries about robustness. Also, there’s a slightly rounder version (Olympus, shown below) if that would suit you better.

Available in Black or White powder-coated finish.
Hardwire installation.

Purchase Information:

Price: $315.00
Available from: puremodern.com

Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade

Frangipani, indeed. Do you know what a Frangipani is? It’s a flower that most of us would recognize as the Hawaiin Lei flower. The lovely textured pattern of this light shade is created from hundreds of overlapping elements of polypropylene plastic (which, as some of you might know, is completely recyclable).


Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00 - 340.00

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GeoLight by Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis

Inspired by the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this soft paneled light arrives flatpacked for an easy-to-assemble project. You have the option of assembling a full or half sphere, depending on the amount of light and look you want. A diffuser is also available.

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD310.00
Available from: DesignByThem