Lighting

Menorah by Josh Owen

How about a hefty menorah? This one by Josh Owens is made of solid cast iron and has an integrated tray to catch wax drippings (or a used match). Happy Hanukkah!

Also, if you’re looking for a menorah, take a look at the Jewish Museum Shops… they’ve got plenty of good ones.

Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 3.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

Sale: Match Candleholders

Update: These are now on sale from $75.00 to $18.75! Craziness.

This is so smart. These candleholders have a vent for a match, eliminating the burnt finger scenario that often occurs with tealights. As I’ve caught the holiday-gift bug, it’s necessary to mention they’d be a good present option, no matter the event or recipient. Actually, on second thought, that might get you into trouble. Maybe make sure the recipient is somewhat interested in decor/candles, then it’s a safe bet. One set includes 4 Candleholders.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.75

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Available from: DWR

AudioBulb

Hmm, an AudioBulb. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a light bulb that has a speaker in it. It’s an LED light bulb, of course, so it’ll last for years (as it should be if you’re shelling out a Franklin for it). Music plays wirelessly from your iPod/iPhone/auxiliary input source and installation is simple. Twist in the AudioBulb in a lamp or a light socket and then connect your device to the standalone base. You can have up to 8 bulbs and 2 different zones. Sounds like a pretty good idea, doesn’t it?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: GiiNii

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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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $82.00
Available from: Terrain

Rotor Pendant from Shades of Light

Say hello to our new sponsor, Shades of Light. Out of their vast array of unique lighting, rugs, furniture, etc., this pendant stands out for its materials: it’s made from repurposed automotive rotors. Industrial simplicity is always nice to see, especially when reclaimed parts are involved.

75 watts (medium base socket).
(22″Hx10″W) (each piece is one of a kind so measurements are approximate)
5″ canopy

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Available from: Shades of Light

Led Anglepoise Lamp

Designer Henry Wilson takes the classic and ubiquitous anglepoise lamp and updates it with both technology and handcrafted elements. First the lamp itself is rewired for a cooler and more efficient LED bulb, then, either a ceramic or glass shade replaces the original. This is an extremely limited edition of 20, and will sell for $940. However, for $670 you can also supply your own anglepoise lamp to be updated by Wilson. I’d rather not mix up any words or intent, so here is the designer’s statement on Led Anglepoise in his own words: (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD950.00
Available from: Henry Wilson

Rich Brilliant Willing Lamp at UO

Hrm. After the recent Urban Outfitters debacle (you know the one), it’s a bit hazy as to whether one should patronize the shop, yet it’s unavoidable to feature this lamp by none other than Rich Brilliant Willing. You know they did some store fixtures (via designboom), but actual exclusive lighting at a price point under $100? I had no idea.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Articulating Task Lamp

So, take a look at this vintage inspired task lamp. Industrial and quite authentic looking, isn’t it? Thankfully, there’s no worries as to old wires and faulty electrics, as this baby is brand new. Three swivel ball joints allows for proper lighting while the heavy stone base keeps things stable.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Old Faithful Shop

W102 LIGHT

If you ignore the price tag, this little light is simply perfect. Designed by architect David Chipperfield, its simplicity allows no visible joints, and the size (13.25″l x 4.5″d x 18″h) makes it ideal for a small reading or task light. The brass brings out the latent magpie in me, and makes it convenient to forget that it’s well suited for someone with a generous budget. Available October 1, 2011.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

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).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $124.00
Available from: Fab

Modo Table Lamp

While this table lamp is a tiny bit high for my wallet, I do like the industrial feel. Designed by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill (you can also purchase the lamp here, fyi), the lamp was inspired by industrial parts found on Canal Street near Brooklyn. The Modo Chandeliers are also pretty impressive.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: DWR

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
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: eekra

Big Bounce Lamp

Those of you with experience in filming might recognize the ‘bounce’ reflection/diffusion lighting technique that is utilized in this lamp by Jonah Takagi. (I’d also guess most of you without filming experience will be able to ascertain why it’s called ‘bounce’.) I particularly like the blue and yellow cord color choices. FSC Certified Oak and powdercoated steel.

12″l x 9″w x 16″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Atelier Takagi

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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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: YLighting

Perimeter Floor Lamp

With a ship date of October 2011, you’ve got a little time to think about this floor lamp. Thin loops of powder-coated steel create the base and while it measures 18″ wide, it has a rather airy appearance. I love the blue and yellow (either color would pop out in a neutral space) yet the white might be a better choice if you prefer a more subtle look.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: 2modern