Lighting

Rabbit Lamp

I firmly believe every home should have something a bit weird or whimsical (if they don’t, it just so serious), and this cute-yet-sort-of-odd lamp fits the bill.

The best thing about Heico lamps is that until they’re lit, you’d never know you were looking at a lamp. The company takes such great care to give every piece real personality, that the result is a piece far more sculptural than utilitarian. This Rabbit Lamp is a great example of such work. Unlit throughout the day he looks like a statue, but at night is when he really shines.

Material: Molded, heat resistant plastic
Size: 9.75 H, 4.25 W, 7 L

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD86.95
Availability: Buy Rabbit Lamp here

Wired Lamp

What an odd size; just as the description says, it could pass as an oversized table lamp or a shorter floor lamp. Fun.

Dwarf sized standard floor lamp (approximately 31.5″ in height). The base is constructed in a simple but classic form made from 10mm (.4″) mild steel wire. The shade is slightly larger than life giving the lamp its unique character and sense of scale. It’s playful proportions lends itself to many situations – Low level lighting, an oversized table lamp or a child’s standard lamp.

Designer: Mark Irlam
Materials: Bent steel wire, electrics, shade.
Dimensions: 31.5″H x 20.5″W x 25″D.

$289.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $289.00
Availability: Buy Wired Lamp here

‘Got Milk’ LED Lamp

This is pretty neat (and cheap!).

A glass that looks like it is filled with milk, but in fact, the inside has a special coating that lights up when you flip the switch. Now, you only have to flip the switch once though, because if you don’t want it to be on anymore, just turn it upside down and voila, it’s off… Perfect for a nightlight, or next to your bed or in the bathroom, or for the kids or – you get it, there are a ton of usage occasions that you can come up with.

$16.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy ‘Got Milk’ LED Lamp here

Bubbles Lamp

This lamp is kind of weirdly beautiful. (That’s the short explanation and I’m sticking to it.)

Designer:Jaime Hayón
Material: Ceramic base and fabric shade.
Dimensions: 33 cm wide and 62 cm height.
Delivery time:5-6 weeks

Available in White, Black, and Copper (€1475.00)

€575.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro575.00
Availability: Buy Bubbles Lamp here

Ember, Edition of One

So for those of you that celebrate the upcoming holiday, you might consider getting this little candle for your Valentine; the natural emollient wax melts (at a low temperature) into a rich massage oil that can be drizzled straight onto skin.

This special edition of EMBER features a matte black porcelain container. Each is detailed with a one-of-a-kind composition of gesture drawings provoked by the multi-sensory experience of our natural massage candles.

Candle is 3″ x 3″ x 5″ and 12oz (340g).

$65.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ember, Edition of One here

Double Stray light

Here’s a rather nice textured pendant to shed light in a corner or above a dining table.

Double Stray is a flexible white ceiling lamp inspired by the simplicity and translucence of Chinese paper lanterns. Packaged flat, the piece unfolds accordion-style to reveal an intricate moiré pattern. The name Double Stray is derived from the two overlapping line grids that serve as both the focal point of the lampshade’s visual style as well as the source of its structural integrity.

Tyvek with white hanging cord.
dia. 11.4″ x H 13.0″

$158.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $158.00
Availability: Buy Double Stray light here

Studioilse desk lamp

This lamp combines materials in a thoughtful, functional design that’s somehow new and vintage at the same time. I absolutely love it.

Update: Apologies, I didn’t catch that it’s available for preorder from DWR…thanks LYD.

“We have chosen honest materials that carry clear messages,” says Ilse Crawford, designer of the w084t Lamp (2008). “Iron for its feelings of stability, reliability and trust; wood with its warmth and life; and a glass, chalk and plastic blend for its intimate glow and tactility.” Even the fabric-covered cord was chosen for its familiarity, and along the stem, it remains visible by following a groove in the wood. It would be an understatement to say there is nothing slick about this lamp, and that’s exactly the point. A hands-on experience, the lamp swivels on a cast iron base that grinds a bit as the two plates slide against each other, and the arms are adjusted by turning wing nuts. The light source, however, is a new generation of low-heat halogen, which is energy efficient and dimmable.

H 23.5″ W 23.5″ D 5.25″
available 02-06-2009

$550.00, Buy it at DWR.

(or for £323.00, at twentytwentyone)

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Studioilse desk lamp here

Dress Table Lamp

This is a beautiful table lamp…one of those items to put on the ‘when-I-can-afford-it’ wish list.

Table lamp composed of a satin ribbon that envelops a delicate black metal frame. Dress is a dynamic garment that expresses both solidity and transparency, the elegant personality of a garment dressed in light.

Manufactured by Fambuena.
Small: 10 3/4h x 8w, 60w bulb, $463.50
Medium: 17 3/4h x 15w, 150w bulb, $1,012.50
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $463.50-$1,012.50
Availability: Buy Dress Table Lamp here

Pendant Lamp Makeover For Under $12

Check out this thrifty idea for transforming a paper IKEA light from one of Apartment Therapy’s readers (Ashley from Philly).

break down of cost:
$1.19 (wax paper)
$0.50 (tape)
$6.00 (23.5″ paper lantern from IKEA)
$3.99 (electric cord form IKEA)

read tips/how to here.

Transforming Candle

I like the way this design only appears when the candle is lit; it’s a nice touch.

The heat from the flame allows beautifully ornate patterns to be exposed on the stunning black glass holder. 7.5 ounce 100% premium soy candle made by Mine Design. Handpoured in California. Guaranteed to burn virtually soot free. Available in Fig, Ginger/Citrus, Belgian Berry, Gardenia, Lemongrass, or Pomegranate.

$26.50, Buy it here.

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Price: $26.50
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Lampel

I’m kind of loving the idea of using a plant as a light shade. If you don’t like the idea of soil above the dining table, you could always go with some air plants.

Lampel – a pendant to decorate in many different ways, for example with a potted plant. Shade in clear glass. A lamp shade for all seasons and occasions depending on chosen decoration!

Designer: Margot Barolo
Height of glass: 250 mm, 350 mm dia.

$251.60, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $251.60
Availability: Buy Lampel here

Pablo Link Task Lamp

This lamp is an excellent choice for task lighting; 18 high-power LEDs make it brighter than other LED desk lamps and at full power it consumes only 9W (97% less energy than a task lamp using a comparable incandescent light bulb). Plus, it’s got a smart L-shaped base so it can stay at the corner of your desk without interfering with your workspace.

Designed for easy disassembly of minimal component parts enables reclamation and recycling, Link is an efficient, sustainable, cradle-to-cradle design. As in many of Stathis’ designs, great attention was placed on efficiency, both in conceptualizing the design as well as in its material realization. By utilizing the minimum number of component parts (all purposed for more than one function), and reducing their overall mass to only that which is deemed essential, a behind-the-scenes goal of hyper-efficient manufacturing and best environmental stewardship is achieved.

Designer: Peter Stathis
Height: 33″ (max) x 9.5″ W x 9.5″ D

$380.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $380.00
Availability: Buy Pablo Link Task Lamp here

Flurry Flock Votive

Happy Holidays (and Merry Christmas to those that celebrate)! Now’s the time to snap up holiday trimmings for next year, seeing as everything will be crazy-on-sale.

2″ dia. X 2.5″ H.

set of 4 (reg: $22.00) on sale: $6.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy Flurry Flock Votive here

Madelaine Votive Holder

I like how these have a delicate appearance and subtle reflections when shown in multiples.

Line a table with these sparkling candle holders for a festive display. Clear glass forms a traditional lamp shape, replete with shade.

8.5” x 4.25”

$28.00 Sale Price: $14.98, Buy it here.

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Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Madelaine Votive Holder here

LED Motherboard Menorah

This is one cute/clever menorah.

This fun, clever menorah is made from a recycled motherboard. A discrete panel on the back of the menorah controls each of the nine LED lights. The included 9-volt battery plugs into the base. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Made of PCB and LED lights.

5.75h x 9.25l x 4.25″w

$25.00 ($20.00 Members), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy LED Motherboard Menorah here