Ceiling/Pendant

Criss Cross Bubble Lamps

Modernica reissued George Nelson’s classic Criss Cross Bubble Lamps last month, so now you have even more to choose from when rounding out your lighting collection. Also, be sure to check out Modernica’s 20th Anniversary Warehouse Sale (starting July 18th) for some great savings.

George Nelson developed the Bubble Lamp in 1947 after purchasing a high-end Swedish spherical hanging lamp for his new office. Nelson was inspired to design a lighting fixture with the same look and superior lighting, but more cost effective.

Saucer CC Lamp, $359.00
Cigar CC Lamp, $359.00
Pear CC Lamp, $405.00
Ball CC Lamp, $359.00
Buy it here.

Recycled Tube Light

What happens to all those fluorescent tube lights? Thankfully, some of them end up in the hands of Castor Design.

The Recycled Tube Light is made from burnt-out fluorescent tubes and is lit using centrally placed incandescent bulbs. The fluorescent bulbs have been reclaimed from architecturally significant buildings in Canada, such as the TD Tower designed by Mies van der Rohe, Toronto’s Old City Hall and University of Toronto.

recycled fluorescent bulbs, steel, rubber, hardware
Diameter 8″

Available in various lengths: 15″, 3′, 4′, 8′
*Pricing based on 4′ version.
$1,500.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Availability: Buy Recycled Tube Light here

Moooi Lights

How lovely are these? The idea of mixing and matching as shown here would certainly look nice,
but whether you have an ‘amazing design experience’ or not is up to you.

the dome light forms the center of the home with its glowing light of eternal peace.
a beautifully simple style in red, black or white, this pendant light has a soft and sophisticated chic that brings a luxe edge to contemporary minimalism. launched at the 2008 milan furniture fair the dome light series are made of a steel wire frame covered by a polyester stretch fabric. to get an amazing design experience try mixing and matching with other pendant lights in the dome series.

designed by jameelah el-gahsjgari.
small: 15.7”dia. x 23.6”h, $934.00
medium: 31.5” dia. x 24.4”h, $1,458.00
large: 47.2” dia. x 24.8”h, $2,577.00
Buy it here.

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Julia light

Whoa…impressive. How much you want to bet this huge orchid-like light costs more than a small pre-owned car?

designer: Peter Jansen
manufacturer: .MGX by Materialise, Belgium
materials: epoxy resin (built through Stereolithography); accommodates two 11 watt energy saving bulbs
dimensions: 42.5″ x 15.75″, height: 26.75″

price upon request, Buy it here.

More information:

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Trask Lamps

Hold onto your hats, because you can customize the shape of this lamp by bending it however you want. Check out the site for more pictures and information.

The Trask Lamp is a flat-packed, LED light source. Sculpt Trask Lamp into table, task, or track lighting — whatever suits your space! Trask Lamp makes LED lighting affordable and truly customizable. Developed as a follow up to our Bendant Lamp, Trask Lamp takes efficiency one-step further in using LED as a light source.

Color options: Silver, White and Chartreuse
Measurements: Length: 42.35 in / 107.5 cm 4 in / 10 cm Max.

Trask Lamp, $225.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured: Trask Lamp (Suspension), $250.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Trask Lamps here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00-$295.00
Availability: Buy John Beck Chalkboard Pendant here

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
Availability: Buy X-Ray Light here

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:

View Verpan Lighting here

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.

Purchase Information:

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