Ceiling/Pendant

John Beck Chalkboard Pendant

The fun to be had with a chalkboard pendant light…

Yes, you can write on it. Designed by St. Louis, MO artisan John Beck, this steel sheet lamp shade can (literally!) send a message. Comes with a 15″ cord with plug end and an in-line switch. Chalk not included.

Available in three sizes: 6″ x 5″, 6″ x 10″, and 6″ x 15″.

$175.00-$295.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $175.00-$295.00
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String Light (Black!)

I involuntarily gasped when I saw the String Light by Patrick Townsend are now available in black. Does that make me a dork? Maybe, but I don’t care. I’m in love with a light.

At first glance, the Patrick Townsend String Light looks industrial and exposed, with variably sized light bulbs protruding from powder coated aluminum casings, dangling at random from a black cord. Plug in this dimmable light fixture and the String Light assumes an entirely new aura. The white bulbs and unexpected red bulb glow with a whimsical and refreshing energy. Illuminating a room has never been so interesting.

60 inches, $95.00
84 inches long, $150.00
Buy it here.

Illuminati Poster Light Patterns

Arash and Kelly are offering three of their lampshade designs for you make/hack/modify/improve free of charge. Pretty nice, eh?

You download the plans and make the lightshades using an A1 sheet, scissors, stapler and ruler….
Trace the designs and make them in your own time, with your own hands for free for your self, loved ones and friends.

free! Get it here.

X-Ray Light

Awe-some. (Imagine that said in a sing-song voice, sort of louder than what would be appropriate in public.)

Korean Designer Wonsuk Cho has designed a series of lights based on the light box commonly used to examine X-Ray film. These whimsical lights are created by taking X-rays of single incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. The images are subsequently mounted onto small black boxes which hang from the ceiling and once illuminated reveal their skeletal structure.

Designer: Wonsuk Cho
Each light ships with 2 x-ray bulb designs.
Materials: Steel Frame, X-Ray film, Transformer.
Dimensions: 5″W x 8.25″H x .8″D
$229.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $229.00
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Icon Pendant

A hundred dollars off? Yes please.

With a Panton-like playfulness, the Icon Lamp (2003) by Ferruccio Laviani is at once simple and dramatic in its scale and color. Made from color-tinted transparent vinyl polymer, the Icon’s dome-shaped shade reduces glare while appearing slightly iridescent when lit. At nearly two feet in diameter, it is a versatile, statement-making fixture for an entryway, dining room or restaurant, and can also be hung in multiples for increased visual impact.

H 13″ W 21″ Cord L 76″

Red or White.

$293.00 Now: $196.31, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $293.00
Availability: Buy Icon Pendant here

Verpan Lighting

Completely. freaking. awesome. I mean it, these are fantastic.

shown left to right:
Trunk: $950.00, Buy it here.
Gravity: $850.00 – $998.00, Buy it here.
Spine: $995.00, Buy it here.
Daddy Longleg: $950.00 – $1,295.00,
Buy it here.

More information:

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E27 Silicon Light

Today’s apparently the day for romantic and contemporary talk. These lights strike me as a fun way to add a little color…they would look great above a small dining table or lined up in a row above a counter.

There is something both romantic and contemporary in the simplicity of the naked bulb, believes designer Mattias Ståhlbom, a partner in the internationally acclaimed architecture-design studio TAF, who celebrates the “essence” of the lamp—the socket—in a model he dubs E27 for the Finnish house Muuto. We couldn’t agree more. The colorful silicon rubber cord extends to 4 meters (13.12 feet).

Available in Yellow, Green, Dark Grey, White and Red.
Bulb diameter is 130 mm (about 5 inches).

$98.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy E27 Silicon Light here

The Future Flora Lamps by Artecnica

These are really quite beautiful lamps, and an altogether smart option for lighting considering the price.

Precision-etched metal sheets that transform into three exotic bloom-shaped forms. Future Flora
inhabits the intersection of nature and technology. Future Flora’s contoured openings, fine details,
and silver matte surface all conspire to illuminate space by casting poignant radiance. Packaged
flat, Future Flora is assembled by connecting intricate metal sheets that comprise each design.

Designer: Tord Boontje
Rugiada: 9 1/2″ dia x 9 3/4″ H
Nadine: 9 3/4″ dia x 10 3/4″ H
Laure 12 1/2″ dia x 8 1/2″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $84.00
Available from: A+R Store

Domus Pendant, Mammy Rug

Holy mackerel, check out the price on the Domus Pendant. Craziness. (The rug is only a little bit on sale, but a little is better than nothing…)

Domus 1 Light Glass Dome Pendant, $350.00 $99.99,
Buy it here.

The ET2 Domus 1 Light Glass Dome Pendant treats the eye to exciting visual depth in a design that offers a clear definition of contemporary lighting. The Domus 1 Light Glass Dome Pendant features Black gloss shade and metal body. (Shade: Height 15 In., Width 13.5 In.)

Mammy Cotton Rug by Angela Adams, Size: 2′ x 3′, $73.50 $61.50,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.99
Availability: Buy Domus Pendant, Mammy Rug here

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Floto+Warner Pendant Lights

Holy moly, how much do you love that these are made from recycled necklaces? (How much do you want to make your own when you see the price tag?)

These beautiful sculptural chandeliers are called Pendant lights because they are pendant light sized and are made out of recycled pendant necklaces. They are nice accent lights for a bedroom, in a corner, kitchen, etc..

Medium is 32″ tall and 9″ wide
Large is 36″ tall by 12″ wide
$1,200.00-$1,700.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00-1,700.00
Availability: Buy Floto+Warner Pendant Lights here

Le Klint Joker Light

While this looks more like Batman’s style than the Joker’s, it has a strong modern presence that looks excellent over a dining table.

The Joker was created by Christian Ræder in 1970 where it won 1st prize at the Scandinavian Lighting fair. This light pendant simply assembled by hand, provides a beautiful light and acts as an exciting sculpture in the room, even when it is off. The Joker is available in either white on white or black on white.

Dimensions: 50cm x 50cm, height 25cm
Colors: White/White, Black/White

$285.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $285.00
Availability: Buy Le Klint Joker Light here

Roger Borg Lighting

How’s this for some off-the-beaten-path-with-a-dash-of-Dan Flavin-feel lighting?

shown left to right top to bottom:
lamp shade lamp: 22″ dia. 11″ height, $1750.00
rg, rb, bg: 55″h x 12″w at base and top, $1200.00
open tower: 4″w x 4″d x 28″h (1:7 ratio), $725.00
open cube: 8″w, 8″d, 8″h (1:1 ratio), $600.00
lamp post: 49″h x 19″w, $850.00
Some pieces can be made to order with a different ratio/size or color.
All handmade from start to finish.

Buy it here.

More information:

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Double Stray light

Here’s a rather nice textured pendant to shed light in a corner or above a dining table.

Double Stray is a flexible white ceiling lamp inspired by the simplicity and translucence of Chinese paper lanterns. Packaged flat, the piece unfolds accordion-style to reveal an intricate moiré pattern. The name Double Stray is derived from the two overlapping line grids that serve as both the focal point of the lampshade’s visual style as well as the source of its structural integrity.

Tyvek with white hanging cord.
dia. 11.4″ x H 13.0″

$158.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $158.00
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Pendant Lamp Makeover For Under $12

Check out this thrifty idea for transforming a paper IKEA light from one of Apartment Therapy’s readers (Ashley from Philly).

break down of cost:
$1.19 (wax paper)
$0.50 (tape)
$6.00 (23.5″ paper lantern from IKEA)
$3.99 (electric cord form IKEA)

read tips/how to here.

Lampel

I’m kind of loving the idea of using a plant as a light shade. If you don’t like the idea of soil above the dining table, you could always go with some air plants.

Lampel – a pendant to decorate in many different ways, for example with a potted plant. Shade in clear glass. A lamp shade for all seasons and occasions depending on chosen decoration!

Designer: Margot Barolo
Height of glass: 250 mm, 350 mm dia.

$251.60, Buy it here.

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Price: $251.60
Availability: Buy Lampel here