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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).


Purchase Information:

Price: $870.00
Available from: StilNovoDesign


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.


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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $315.00
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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).


Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00 - 340.00

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Availability: Buy Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade here

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)


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.

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.


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.

Spica Light, Threaded

As promised, the Spica Light in all its glory… by none other than Iacoli & McAllister. This pic shows the Spica threaded (threaded!), and obviously it’s a bit more expensive with those hand-wrapped threads, but it sure packs a punch with a little bit of color detail. Of course, without threads the Spica is still spectacular. Also, the smaller black version with threads is over at Gretel ($795), if you’d like to see how it looks.


Purchase Information:

Price: $445.00-1,800.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Luna Pendant

I’ll spare you the many exclamation points and simply point out that this pendant bears resemblance to Earth’s only natural satellite. A floor and table light version also available (see below).


Purchase Information:

Price: €270.00
Available from: in-es.artdesign

Source: LikeCool

Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill

Whoa, talk about being pleasantly surprised, this wall Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill is one heck of a deal at $150. If I still lived in the US, I would buy two of these for bedside lamps and then sit back and congratulate myself for finding such a bargain. Simple, modern, and affordable? Music to the ears.

Found via Svpply.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Source: Svpply

DIY Lamp 1, 2

So, if you don’t mind a tiny bit of assembly, this light could be yours for a mere £60. Compared to Muuto’s Wood Architect Lamp ($295), that’s not bad at all. Available in either a table or wall/ceiling/surface-attached option.

6 screws, 7 beach wood pieces, lamp holder, cable, traditional desk lamp shape.


Purchase Information:

Price: £60.00
Available from: kukka

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.


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