Lighting

NoPoPo Mini Flashlight

Pretty standard-looking right? Well, this NoPoPo flashlight has a unique feature that makes it a must have for emergency, camping, and survival kits – it’s powered by a special NoPoPo battery that runs on water or any liquid: beer, sake, cola, and urine…takes recycling to a whole new level. Just use the included syringe to fill the battery. And better yet, the NoPoPo (No Pollution Power) battery doesn’t contain mercury, lead, or any of the other nasties that are in traditional batteries, just good old-fashioned carbon (like what’s in you and me) and magnesium (like vitamins) that react with liquid to provide about 2 volts of power. One NoPoPo battery can hold its charge up to 10 years and can be re-filled up to 5 times. Oh, and the flashlight converts to a lantern with a simple slide.

3.8 x 1.1 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy NoPoPo Mini Flashlight here

Raimond Light

Hello, hello. These mathematically based stainless steel spheres transport electrical current while the LED lights evenly spread warm white light around a room. It’s not often that stainless steel can appear both delicate and strong, but it certainly seems so in this case. Available in three sizes, this light is sure to fit any room, but with the smallest starting at $1,869.00 it unfortunately won’t fit every budget.

Designer: Raimond Puts, 2006.
Stainless steel, PMMA.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,869.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Heima Candle Holder

Pure and simple, this candle holder designed by Francis Cayouette is both elegant and functional. It’s a timeless piece of design, no doublt about it.

Designer: Francis Cayouette
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 8” H x 5 1/4” W x 5 1/2” D

Also, if you’re in the mood, there’s a product video with the designer (and a couple of more pics): (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: Velocity

Copeland Light

This is pretty affordable compared to some of the other task lights out there. Two sizes are available (Compact or Standard) and you can mount it on a regular base or table clamp (panel, slatwall, or grommet mount also available).

Black or Silver.
Manufacturer: Knoll
Designer: Stephan Copeland

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: YLiving

Joyce Candle Holders

Brooklyn designer Jean Pelle handcrafts these gorgeous candle holders from cross sectioned wood and then fills the cracks with a super bright white filling. They are one of four unique designs available, check out the rest at Jean Pelle’s website.

Designer: Jean Pelle.
Tall: 3.5″ ht x 2.75″ width x 2″ depth
Short: 2.75″ ht x 3.5″ width x 2″ depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Joyce Candle Holders here

Domino Lamps

Brooklyn-based home furnishings company Grenkol creates an interesting palette of textures with their Domino Lamp series, consisting of cast oriented strand board concrete coupled with candlelight-brightness low wattage incandescent light bulbs. I really love the industrial toggle switch as a finishing touch. Available in 1, 2, and 4 socket configurations and also offered as a set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Etsy Shop

Source: Design Milk

Elflugan Electric Candelabra

First introduced in 1997, the Elflugan is an oldie but a goodie. The built-in dimmer switch means the 19 bulbs, with a total output of 60 watts, are ready to glow for any occasion.

by Lundgren & Strandberg
Available in red, white, and anthracite grey
12.6 x 3.1 x 14.1 inches
19.7 x 4.9 x 22.8 inches, $459.86, available here

Purchase Information:

Price: $217.55
Available from: ScandinavianDesignCenter

30 Pencil Icosahedron

Designer Michiel Cornelissen creates a perfect blend of technology and readymade craft with his 30 Pencil Icosahedron kit. The connecting joints are 3d printed, and coupled with 30 pencils (provided by you) creates a cool icosahedron shape. I would prefer to skip the lamp shade function and just have them around to play with as a sculptural toy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.72
Availability: Buy 30 Pencil Icosahedron here

Source: Design Spotter

Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp

Simple, but the gold finish dresses it up quite a bit, no? It’s nice that it’s just the base and the glass- no shade to take up space. There’s also a floor lamp version but it’s price is a bit steeper at $880.

Dimensions: H:26” x W:12” x D:11.5”

or, as a ‘weekly special’: $230 here. (not sure how long that’ll last)

Purchase Information:

Price: $268.00
Availability: Buy Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp here

Moonbird Table Light

Swoon. Designboom has pictures of this lamp when it first hit the scene in ’09 (Milan Design Week) along with the designer’s quote, ‘I designed this lamp with the image of a bird perched silently under the moonlight in mind.’ A lovely thought, isn’t it?

designer: Yukio Hashimoto
materials: lacquered plywood; available in walnut, wenge, and natural finishes; LED lights
dimensions: 4″ x 14″, height: 21.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,300.00
Availability: Buy Moonbird Table Light here

Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp

I think my heart stopped at the sight of the Black Dome Lamp. What is it about black matte lamps? Maybe it’s that the appearance is so contrary to their function? Whatever the reason, these two lights are lovely and minimalist (and expensive).

The dome lamp is an iconic representation of “what is light.” Light emanates evenly in a 360 degree pattern from its source (such as in the case with the sun), so therefore the most honest approach toward the design of a lamp was a spherical solution. The design is essentially a “globe” form, “hollowed out” to allow the light to distribute. Such a mathematical solution enables the design to be timeless and familiar, however completely new in approach, as it is more of an engineering solution than a fashion-based one.

Shade Pendel Lamp (left), $1,000.00
Designed by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou, (9.8h x 23.6w x 23.6d)

Black Dome Lamp (right), $700.00
designed by Todd Bracher, (15h x 15.7w x 15.7d)

Also by Mater: Counter Stool

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp here

Met Chandelier by Hans Harald Rath

10 grand for roughly 10 inches of light? Sure, but I’m taking it everywhere I go and it’s also going to double as my new favorite hat. Here’s some history on the 1960s-esque, Sputnik-style chandelier.

Designer: Hans Harald Rath
Manufacturer: Lobmeyr
Nickel-plated brass frame, Swarovski crystal, and hand-cut crystal

24″ D, $15,634.00 at TableArt
30″ D, $11,740.00 at Moss
33″ D, $26,845.00 at TableArt
39″ D, $29,990.00 at TableArt
51″ D, $63,185.00 at TableArt
63″ D, $78,465.00 at Moss

Purchase Information:

Price: $11,740.00
Availability: Buy Met Chandelier by Hans Harald Rath here

Candleholder with matches

This reminds me of the Candle with matchbox (which, btw, I can’t find for sale online anymore), in that it conveniently integrates the match box into the design of the candleholder. No more searching for random matchbooks in the kitchen drawer every time you want a little candlelight.

Design: Kristina Stark Design
One box of matches is included in the price.

Length: 6 cm, Width: 4 cm, Height: 2 cm, $17.00
Length: 12 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 3 cm, $38.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Candleholder with matches here

USB Rechargeable LED Light

Desk lamp or book light, this rechargeable LED light sounds like a handy thing to have around.

This versatile mobile light can be clipped onto a book, or used as a desk lamp when inserted into its charging dock. Simply swivel the dock and pivot the head to direct light exactly where it’s needed. Charge through any USB port with the included USB connector.

Size: Assembled: 11h x 4.5″ base diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy USB Rechargeable LED Light here

Totem Votive Set

Stack and build as you please with this votive set by Eric Janssen.

The modular design of these three natural beech wood tealight holders allows them to be arranged in a variety of heights and configurations. Multiple sets can be used together to create a more dramatic effect. Made of natural beech wood. Votive candles included. Two sets shown.

Size: Stacked: 9.75h x 2″diam.
Eric Janssen, 2009

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Totem Votive Set here