Lighting

La Couronne Pendant Lamp

This La Couronne Pendant from Artecnica immediately reminds me of Bertjan Pot’s Revolving Chandelier (2009), which I fell in love with not only for its black/white and transparent silver shade, but also for its delightful movement (see clip at bertjanpot.nl). While the La Couronne certainly doesn’t rotate automatically, it does possess a similar feel, and at $125, it has a very friendly price tag.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Block 2 Lamp

Designer Henry Pilcher turns the traditional industrial pendant shade literally on its head by encasing it in a wooden geometric frame. This unique framework allows the Block 2 lamp to be hung, free standing at many angles, and because of its now modularity, multiples can be stacked in infinite combinations (if you can actually afford more than one that is). Being that thsese fixtures can be both pendant and floor lamps, I see huge potential in these lamps for their flexibility.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $990.00
Availability: Buy Block 2 Lamp here

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Book Rest Lamp

A book rest and lamp all in one, this light gives a warm glow with a low-heat CFL bulb. When you’ve finished the chapter or need a tea break, simply rest the book face down on the lamp (it becomes a “literary rooftop”) to keep your place. Might also be a good night light for someone afraid of the dark…

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Etch Pendant

Tom Dixon’s brass Etch light is digitally manufactured, which allows for intricate patterns without a too-terribly-expensive price tag. Apparently the geodesic shape creates some interesting shadows, too. (fyi, DWR carries it exclusively in the U.S.) Also, check out the Etch Candleholder ($55).

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

Fragment Lights

I’ve got my sights set on these lights from Anzfer Farms, which is just too darn bad since I’m in the UK (voltage difference, blergh). But, hey, if you’re in the good ol’ US of A, you should take a look. They’re made from reclaimed wood, some (or all) of which are gathered on the San Francisco shoreline, and have just the right amount of rustic to go with your modern (and eclectic?) surroundings. The set of four shown above sell for $400 on Anzfer’s etsy shop, but individual ones are available for around $100-$120.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $$100~ per light and up.
Available from: Anzfer's etsy shop

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Facet Lamps

For his series of Facet Lamps, designer Brendan Ravenhill drew inspiration from industrial light fixtures. Cleverly though, he forgoes manufacturing processes such as spun metal or ceramics that are traditionally used to create these lamps, and utilized an array of cut and bent sheet metal, creating a geometric pattern that is uniquely modern, yet still evokes the spirit of the original industrial shades. I don’t know if the light shining through at the bends was intentional or a byproduct of manufacture, but either way I love it.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Watt Table and Floor Lamp

I’m steadily making my way through featuring the various new lamps from Blu Dot’s collection, and I have to say I’m mightily impressed with the offerings. This Watt Table and Floor lamp are weirdly futuristic, but in an entirely good way. The steel panels angled together look like some child’s drawing of an alien ship, or a gross exaggeration of a pixellated spider with only 5 legs. Or a simple steel lamp entitled ‘Watt’. Nonsense aside, they’re cool looking and would give an edgy sort of atmosphere to a room.

Floor lamp, (inches) 44.75h x 21w, $299.00
Table lamp, (inches) 22h x 12.75w, $199.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: 2modern

Rook Table Lamp

This little table lamp is one of the highlights of Blu Dot’s new collection, mostly because it’s satisfyingly chunky and modern. It looks like it’s got the right amount of heft to stake its claim on any side table or desktop and it has the neat trick of being able to stand on one leg (see below) too. Also, remember that you can get 20% off all Blu Dot items until Nov 8th by using BLUDOT20 at checkout.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: 2modern

Lighter Candle

It’s a lighter that looks like a candle. Nothing fancy, but it may be a little nicer to look at than a regular ol’ lighter. Maybe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Available from: DIGS

Book Table Light

This Book Light by Studio MS appears to have a lovely soft glow, no doubt due to the delicate pleated paper used to conceal the bulb. The small fawn-colored book is available from Gretel, but contact Studio MS to see other colors and the hanging (£180/$200) and larger version (£200/$230).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $210.00
Available from: Gretel

Connect Chandelier

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga combines recycled bike parts to make these amazing Victorian inspired chandeliers. Each piece is slightly different, and if you’re interested in purchasing one for your own home, you can select elements/dimensions and inquire for a custom quote.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $Available upon request.
Availability: Buy Connect Chandelier here

Grigio Lamp

This is a great little modern piece from CB2 that looks decidedly more sophisticated than the price tag may indicate. Resin base with glossy powdercoat finish topped with Linen/poly shade.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Available from: CB2

Two Simple Pendant Lights

Occasionally while scanning through websites I’ll come across similar products at very different prices and wonder just where the line gets drawn between affordable and expensive. For example, one of these pendant lights is $40 and the other is $400. Of course, they are different in obvious ways (one’s red and has an old school vibe, the other white and minimal), but for a simple pendant you have to wonder if the difference justifies the price discrepancy. As always, the consumer decides…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95 / 400.00
Availability: Buy Two Simple Pendant Lights here

Pia Layered Pendant

If you’re on a tight budget, check out this layered light. At 14″ by 32″ high, it’s big enough to hold its own over a dining area yet the price ($68) won’t put a big dent in your wallet. I like how it feels organic in a Boontje-esque way.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: UMA

Rose Line Table Lamp

Here’s a surprisingly affordable table lamp from CB2. It’s got that minimal/luxe look with a white linen shade and a handblown glass cylinder base. The red cloth cord is a nice detail too.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: CB2