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.

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).


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.


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…


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

Globo di Luce Pendant

If you’ve long been a fan of Roberto Menghi’s iconic Globo di Luce Pendant (1968), you’ll be happy to know that the copper version is on sale right now. I’m not sure if DWR is discontinuing the copper or if it’s just a summer sale, but either way you’ll save half off the regular price.


Purchase Information:

Price: $1,335.00
Available from: DWR

Twiggy Adjustable Lamp

If you’ve not seen the offerings from Cleveland based furniture design and manufacturing company Objeti, you’re in for a treat. The Twiggy LED Lamp is just one of many things I’ve been waiting to post (as not all items have hit retail shops) and it certainly does not disappoint. Two ball and socket joints allow for a multitude of positions, meaning you’ll get light right where you want it in a very stylish manner.

Anodized aluminum.
Available in black or red, with either exposed cord or direct wall mounting.
36″ x 4″ x 3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Evolute Suspension Lamp

A seemingly simple balloon-like shape is made interesting by the use of materials. I’m sure the diffused light would give the room a warm glow, plus, the maple veneer would be nice as an added textural element. Two sizes available; some assembly required.


Purchase Information:

Price: $640.00
Available from:

Tom Dixon Copper Blow Shade Lamp

If the beauty of this floor lamp doesn’t impress you enough, absorb the fact that it’s IP-rated for outdoor use. That’s right, you can use it outdoors. Accommodates a low-energy bulb.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Available from: ABC Home

Edge Light

Man-oh-man, here’s one killer task light. Amanda Levete showcases the new technology of OLED lighting in a twisting, flat ribbon of steel, with only the cord to offset the powder coated (or polished) surface. What’s so special about OLED lighting, you might wonder. Apparently it’s a super-thin, lightweight panel that casts an even glow without glare, flickering or excessive heat. Impressive, yes, but for now let’s just admire the beauty of this self-supporting form from afar, at least until the technology becomes a bit more affordable.

Available in powder coated or polished stainless steel with a red, yellow or blue cord.
H 11.2″ x L 19.7″ x D 14.6″
Cable L 78.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500.00
Available from: MATTER

Acquatinta Pendant Lamp

I’m digging this series of glass pendant lamps from Produzione Privata. They’re created from mouth-blown Murano glass and are available in an assortment of finishes/colors, but I think most would agree with me that the ones to get are the transparent glass ones. They best illustrate the form and showcase the beauty of the internal hardware itself. Prices range from $600 – $900.

Designer: Michele de Lucchi
Colors: white, black, sanded, silver, transparent green, transparent
Material: Mouth blown Murano glass
Comes with 59″ of cable that can be shortened
Uses 1 X 100W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
Dimensions: 8.75 H x 9.4 D (inches)


Satsuma Lamp

Radiating blades of plywood slats have the traditional ‘lamp’ silhouette while filtering the bright glare of a lightbulb into a nice soft glow, thus eliminating any need for a ho-hum lampshade. I particularly like how the wood will give an extra element of texture to a room.

Designer: Jonas Damon
Material: Plywood
16 x 16 x 12 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Areaware