Lighting

Frame Pendant Lamps by Iacoli and McAllister

These bright frame lights from Seattle based Iacoli & McAllister provide a nice pop of color, don’t they? I know I just posted their Table Light the other day, but I’m liking their collection too much to let it fall by the wayside (or get lost in my bookmarks, which is often the case). Their Spica Light ($800) is pretty fantastic too, but I’ll save that for another day.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Table Light by Iacoli & McAllister

This table light by Iacoli & McAllister is pretty adorable. Yes, I did say adorable, and I mean that in a modern-adorable way (think petite rather than ‘cute-as-pie’). You have your choice between a black or white steel shade and a black, red, or aqua textile cable cord set.

Lead time is currently 4 weeks.

Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Softy Lamp

As you can guess from these pictures, this lamp is made from a soft, flexible, felt-like material that allows various positions. No doubt it will provide you with a few moments of entertainment each day, especially if you have a pair.

Handmade by Laurens van Wieringen.
Also available in black, grey and orange.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €337.50
Available from: Wannekes.com

Townhouse Lamp

This modern bedside lamp can be positioned in three different ways to control the light intensity. At its brightest it’s suitable for a reading lamp, at its lowest, a nightlight. Folded from a singular sheet of metal with a 2mm plexiglas to soften the glow.

Available in Black and White.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Townhouse Shop

Licht Lights

Back in November, Supermarket asked us to pick a few things (see Guest curator: Better Living Through Design) and these lamps from Soo Kwon not only made the list but are still stuck in my head. With such a high-design look, it’s amazing that they have such an affordable price tag.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00-195.00
Available from: Soo Kwon

Lift Lamp

This is a custom ordered item from Science&Sons, who are well known for their Phonfone, just to get that out of the way first. Now, besides it being actually an interesting shape for a light, the idea behind the LIFT LAMP was to create an object that was fun to clean, so, to dust this lamp you’d fly it like a kite. Delightful idea, isn’t it? The light collapses down fairly quickly for easy transport.

Materials: Sailcloth, Graphite tubing, metal fittings
Size: 48″ DIA. x 22″ H.

Lift Lamp

Lift Lamp

Lift Lamp

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD450.00
Available from: Science&Sons

Bright Side Lights

New York-based Rich Brilliant Willing has teamed up with Artecnica to bring us these recyclable cast glass pendants. Hang one as a pendant lamp or group several together to make more of an impact… or if you should so choose, lay one on its side as a table lamp.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: emmohome

Handlebar Sconce

Matt Pisane’s love of biking and design led to this rather sporty sconce. It’s easy to mount and plugs into the wall… also comes with bulbs and dimmer switch. Now available at The Future Perfect.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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