Lighting

String Light (Black!)

I involuntarily gasped when I saw the String Light by Patrick Townsend are now available in black. Does that make me a dork? Maybe, but I don’t care. I’m in love with a light.

At first glance, the Patrick Townsend String Light looks industrial and exposed, with variably sized light bulbs protruding from powder coated aluminum casings, dangling at random from a black cord. Plug in this dimmable light fixture and the String Light assumes an entirely new aura. The white bulbs and unexpected red bulb glow with a whimsical and refreshing energy. Illuminating a room has never been so interesting.

60 inches, $95.00
84 inches long, $150.00
Buy it here.

Stick Lamps

So, I’m breaking the rules again sort of…this is listed as a prototype, but the designer(s) says/say that is available for sale. I’ve no idea about shipping, but seeing as these lamps are incredibly strange and cool, it might just be worth whatever the cost.

Black or White (colors available through special request)
Small, €280, Large, €380
Buy it here.

More information:

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Illuminati Poster Light Patterns

Arash and Kelly are offering three of their lampshade designs for you make/hack/modify/improve free of charge. Pretty nice, eh?

You download the plans and make the lightshades using an A1 sheet, scissors, stapler and ruler….
Trace the designs and make them in your own time, with your own hands for free for your self, loved ones and friends.

free! Get it here.

Metal Filagree Botanical Tealight Holder

These look so delicate…another possibility for a Mother’s Day gift perhaps?

These photo-etched metal tealight holders are inspired by an Albrecht Durer watercolor titled “The Great Piece of Turf.” Packaged flat, each piece becomes unique when bent into three-dimensional shape. This lovely, delicate botanical piece measures 11” dia x 11” H.

Metal Filagree Botanical Tealight Holder: Turf, $29.00,
Buy it here.

Metal Filagree Botanical Tealight Holder: Dandelion, $29.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Metal Filagree Botanical Tealight Holder here

Maigrau Luca Light

Take a look at this floor lamp and leaning light from maigrau. Different shade colors available.

The leaning lamp stresses the relationship between light and architecture by its generous gesture. Its orientation to the wall conveys stability and moreover creates an elegant and atmospheric silhouette. The puristic design of the lamp is set in scene by the combination of oiled oak and fabric of the company JAB-Anstoetz.

luca stand or lean, 495.00 €, Buy it here.

More information:

View Maigrau Luca Light here

X-Ray Light

Awe-some. (Imagine that said in a sing-song voice, sort of louder than what would be appropriate in public.)

Korean Designer Wonsuk Cho has designed a series of lights based on the light box commonly used to examine X-Ray film. These whimsical lights are created by taking X-rays of single incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. The images are subsequently mounted onto small black boxes which hang from the ceiling and once illuminated reveal their skeletal structure.

Designer: Wonsuk Cho
Each light ships with 2 x-ray bulb designs.
Materials: Steel Frame, X-Ray film, Transformer.
Dimensions: 5″W x 8.25″H x .8″D
$229.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Availability: Buy X-Ray Light here

Babushka Light

A color-cycling light that’s almost like an updated futuristic lava lamp? for $70? Yes please.

Babushka is a modern, lit version of the classic Russian Doll. Turn Babushka on and off by pushing down on the top of the light, and watch it faze through its cycle revealing varied colors as it goes.
Babushka’s dolls are revealed in a sequence of different colored lights and effects. When red the infinity effect is visible revealing a seemingly never ending row of red dolls. When blue the edges of the larger dolls are lit. Babushka continues its light effect through red to pink and purple and on to blue displaying different effects as it goes.

Designer: Mathmos Design Studio

$69.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy Babushka Light here

Fire Candle Holder

Here’s two altogether interesting candle holders for your low lighting consideration.

Cosy Candle (hand painted glass), $175.00, Buy it here.
Fire Candle Holder (available in white, light green or dark green), $45.00 each,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00-$175.00
Availability: Buy Fire Candle Holder here

Wonderland Candlesticks

These are so completely wonderful (and affordable too!).

the wonderland candleholders designed by stephen johnson conjure up a surreal alice in wonderland world of escape. each candleholder is comprised of a balancing act of figurines that were individually cast from ornaments that johnson found at antique markets. the wonderland series illustrates how design can fulfill emotional needs like fantasy, nostalgia, & humor. choose from three designs that come in a matte white resin finish. in addition, the ‘bird’ design is available in a special edition gold finish & the ‘rabbit’ design is available in a chrome finish. -unicahome

Lady In Wonderland Candlestick
Rabbit In Wonderland Candlestick
Bird In Wonderland Candlestick

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Unica Home

Icon Pendant

A hundred dollars off? Yes please.

With a Panton-like playfulness, the Icon Lamp (2003) by Ferruccio Laviani is at once simple and dramatic in its scale and color. Made from color-tinted transparent vinyl polymer, the Icon’s dome-shaped shade reduces glare while appearing slightly iridescent when lit. At nearly two feet in diameter, it is a versatile, statement-making fixture for an entryway, dining room or restaurant, and can also be hung in multiples for increased visual impact.

H 13″ W 21″ Cord L 76″

Red or White.

$293.00 Now: $196.31, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $293.00
Availability: Buy Icon Pendant here

Luau Portable Lamp

If you’re planning on spending any time lounging around outdoors this summer, you might want to consider these portable indoor/outdoor lamps (plus, right now you can get two for the price of one).

The Luau Portable Lamp (2006) makes standard table lamps look so, well, stationary. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, Luau is a lighting solution that delivers dimmable light without being tethered to an electrical socket. When Luau is lifted from its base, the lamp automatically lights and the glow lasts for six to 10 hours. Increase or decrease the amount of light by spinning the lamp with the bottom against your palm. At its brightest setting, Luau delivers warm ambient light, and can be placed on a surface or hung from a hook or tree branch on its stainless steel handle.

H 15″ Diameter 8.5″

Buy 1, get one free.
$198.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.99
Availability: Buy Luau Portable Lamp here

Liquid Lamp

Personally, I think I’d prefer a different color than red, but other than than, these lamps are pretty intriguing. They certainly are different, and I like how they’re on a smaller scale, so they can be tucked into smaller work spaces perhaps.

These stark white lamps are made from sturdy iron plate, but their fluid shape reminds us more of that glass cup full of paint that we knocked over (if it had been suspended in motion).

Designer: Kouichi Okamoto
Available in wall or table versions. Red or white interior.
Table Lamp: 11.2″W x 7.9″D x 11.8″H
Wall Lamp: 9″W x 9″D x 13.8″H

$199.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Liquid Lamp here

Verpan Lighting

Completely. freaking. awesome. I mean it, these are fantastic.

shown left to right:
Trunk: $950.00, Buy it here.
Gravity: $850.00 – $998.00, Buy it here.
Spine: $995.00, Buy it here.
Daddy Longleg: $950.00 – $1,295.00,
Buy it here.

More information:

View Verpan Lighting here

OFFI Cupstack and Vee Lamps

These two lamps by OFFI are simple sculptural forms that aren’t too bad price-wise.

OFFI Cupstack Lamp, $99.00,
Buy it here.

Inspired by the irregular stacking of cups and bowls, this asymmetrical glowing form sits comfortably on your shelf. The dynamic form is scaled perfectly to add a sculptural accent of light to any surface. The Cupstack light is hand crafted using mouth blown glass.

OFFI Vee Lamp, $99.00, Buy it here.

With minimal lines, Vee is shaped like a lamp, but it glows all over. The simple form is at a size that can fit in small spaces and add a soft glow of light to any surface. The Vee light is hand crafted using mouth blown glass.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy OFFI Cupstack and Vee Lamps here

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Wastberg Collection

Though my personal favorite remains the Studioilse lamp, the whole Wastberg Collection is incredibly impressive. (Also, with only a few days left of DWR’s sale (15% off is valid through March 18, 2009), it’s decision time if you’re considering any purchases.)

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