Lighting

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

Porcelain Lantern Lamp

If you’re craving the glow of a camp lantern, here’s just the thing. If you keep the wattage low, it might make a great nightlight in a hallway or kid’s room (or your own, if you need a little reassurance in the dark).
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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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: YLighting

Top Four Light from Luxit

This little Lego-ish light features four LEDs that “achieve top performance”, but what I like most is that the head flips back and forth to provide either localized bedside lighting or an overall accent light.

Available in several vibrant colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: YLighting

Tua Table Lamp

I have to say, I’m really liking this lamp. It helps that Marco Zito, the designer, explains his thinking behind the design (see below), and thereby performs an excellent sales pitch. Simple and elegant, it’s surprising that the price point can be found as low as $211, though most retailers have it around the $300 mark.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $211.43 - 312.00
Available from: Lighting Deluxe

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

Orbits urban chandelier by StilNovoDesign

Heavy metal lighting: hmm, what do we think? Made from recycled wine barrel hoops, this chandelier has a handmade feel with just enough edge to keep it from looking too hokey. I agree with the designers in that it would look just at home in a rustic room as a modern setting; it could possibly be one of those pieces that make a room look perfectly ‘unperfect’ (i.e. lived in/eclectic).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $870.00
Available from: StilNovoDesign

STACKS: LAMPS

Smart! Stack them in a tower or stick ‘em in a bookcase, these birch plywood lamps are minimal and very functional. Total edition size is 20, so if you don’t snap a few up soon, you might have to get your toolbox out for a DIY version.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $185.00 and up
Available from: The Vitrine

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.
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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).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00 - 340.00

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Placa Lamps

The Placa Lamp is a charming little light that rests on a simple board. This plinth-like base sets off the lamp and switch elements, making a sort of stage to set items upon. The double and triple versions have additional lamp shades, which add to the stage feel (almost like actors conspiring). To purchase, please contact the Show Me Gallery directly at geral(at)showme.com.pt.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €153
Availability: Buy Placa Lamps here

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.
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Purchase Information:

Price: AUD310.00
Available from: DesignByThem

Kiosk Table Lamp

Update: The Kiosk Table lamp is on sale for $190 now at DWR, which is a heck of a lot more affordable than the regular price of $380.

This oval shaped lamp would look lovely in any room. It’s substantial as far as size and materials, yet the shape lends itself to working well on sideboards or nightstands. Inspired by classic mid-century Danish lighting.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Available from: DWR

DIY Clamp Lamp from Lindsey Adelman

Surprise, amazement, adoration… all these things come to mind when perusing Lindsey Adelman’s DIY lighting. There’s currently 3 ‘You Make It’ designs* available on Adelman’s website, all with instructions and a detailed list of supplies needed. In case you aren’t familiar with Adelman’s lighting, normally the retail price range is in the thousands.

Check it out: ‘You Make It’ designs

*We’ve posted just one so far, the DIY Chandelier.