Lighting

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.

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Lili Lite

While this looks to be a perfect invention for readers (automatic sensor, brilliant!), take note that if you live outside of the U.K. you should be prepared to switch out the power plug, or ask after a customized version to suit you.

Lili Lite is a reading light, a bookmark and a bookshelf combined into one smart product. A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again, the light automatically turns on. Lili Lite also has a switch to turn the light on and off manually. Lili Lite is a witty design that combines function and style in a simple but ingenious way.

designed by Thijs Smeets
21 x 31 x 19 cm

119 €, Buy it here.

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Citylight

These are an excellent way to camouflage a votive candle.

The Citylight is a vellum lampshade that slides over a laser cut metal city scape, inside sits a votive candle and voila, you have a perfect reflecting city, creating a wonderful mood on any table inside or out.
The set comes complete with the base, 2 vellum shades and the city scape in a cute little box.

Berlin, Hamburg, London, Munich, New York, Paris, Zurich

$25.00, Buy it here.

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ZiPP Light Shade

This light shade is quite lovely and versatile.

First 30 all numbered made for Panik Design.
The ZiPP Light shade can change from a seed like shape into a flower shape.
Flat packed for self assembly.
Material: PP, Bulb to be used Max 40 Watt.

£ 155.00 (around $230.00 US at the moment), Buy it here.

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House Candle Holder

I usually try to avoid the word ‘cute’ if at all possible, but this candle holder is exactly that. Cute.

These stylish candle holders play on the traditional form of a house, replacing the chimney with a candle.

Designer: Sonodesign

$25.00, Buy it here.

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Parentesi Floor Lamp

I’m in the market for a floor lamp for my living room and this guy keeps catching my eye.

“A Flos classic, the Parentesi has been in production since the 1970′s. The fixture consists of a small ceiling mount, which can be trimmed to a specific size. The rubber bulb holder swivels in any direction. The Parentesi simply plugs into any wall outlet. The fixture is part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Uses 1 X 150W BR40 incandescent bulb (not included).”

Designed by Achille Castiglioni.
Black or Nickel.
To read more about the Parentesi, click here.

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Price: $545.00
Available from: YLighting

Tierdrop Pendant Lamp

At 24″ high, this pendant lamp would be a great choice to add some style to a dining or living room.

The modern Tierdrop Pendant Light, designed by Salvor, adds an interesting dimension to any contemporary setting.

Height: 24″

$150.00, Buy it here.

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Wine Cork Candles

These are kind of a cute thing to take to the host/hostess for a dinner party.

If you’re fond of turning empty wine bottles into candle holders, these “wine cork” candles are a must for your next party or a romantic dinner for two. A great gift for wine aficionados. 4 candles to a box. Each candle burns 2 1/2 hours. Come packaged in a clear plastic box.

Candles measure approximately 3”L

set of 4, $11.95, Buy it here.

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Molded Felt Lamp by The Wilding.com

This looks like it gives off a lovely glow.

The Wilding’s first release is a limited edition of pressed Felt Lamps. They were designed in 2004 by Matthew Radune with assistance from Susanna Hohmann. They are made of natural (non-dyed) white industrial felt, molded to hold a new form. The lamp is approximately 13″ W X 24″ H, and is wall hung. Use only compact fluorescent bulbs.

13″ W X 24″ H

$175.00, Buy it here.

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Alcatraz Floor Lamp

Sure, it’s not as nice as the Fortuny Lamp, but it’s a heck of a lot more affordable.

This lamp radiates light, enhancing the design in any room of your home. There’s nothing traditional about the Alcatraz Floor Lamp, so it will feel right at home in the most modern settings. This truly unique floor lamp is versatile in its ability to be used in almost any room. The fabric shade is available in your choice of Black or Grey.

59″ H x 21″ Diameter

$320.00, Buy it here.

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Excel Floor Lamp

I think I kind of love this seemingly haphazard floor lamp.

Material: Wood, Aluminum, Silk Shade, Fabric cord

Dimensions: 55″ x 30″ x 80″

$1,500.00, Buy it here.

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Modular Lamp by Kreaton

I’m not knocking this lamp, but don’t these ‘translucent green modular blocks’ kind of look like Lego bricks?

As much a translucent sculpture as a source of illumination. The most provocative aspect of this lamp is the fact that it doesn’t exist–until you create it. Kreaton is a modular lamp designed to change the way you see light. With a starter set of a clear, polycarbonate lamp base and two kits of translucent green modular blocks, you can shape the light source of your fantasies. Includes base and two sets of 72 blocks. Height when fully assembled in this shape is 10″.

$435.00, Buy it here.

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Face to Face Light

This seems to be a floor sample piece, hence the price reduction, but man-oh-man is it a lovely light fixture (made of velcro!). It looks like this particular retailer won’t take additional orders, but you can email ([email protected]) or call (tel +34961343234) the manufacturer directly.

At a time when both designers and consumers are overwhelmed with complicated manufacturing techniques and advanced material technologies, Luis Eslava seeks to champion the straighforward through his Face to Face installations made of humble velcro. Since its invention in the 1940′s Velcro has been used for a variety of purposes but is usually hidden from view. Face to Face elevates velcro’s flexibility, transparency and tactility to create beautifully sculptured objects.

Please note sale price is for display pieces only. Limited quantities. We will not accept orders for additional stock on this item. Final sale. Sold as is. All sales subject to availability.

Materials: velcro

$3,750.00 $2,625.00, Buy it here.

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Pivot Sconce

These look like an excellent choice for bedside reading; mounting lights on the wall frees up valuable space on the side table and the pivoting head ensures that you’ll always have direct light on your nighttime novel. Plus, the gunmetal finish is industrial and modern, yet not too sleek (as sometimes chrome can be).

No electrician required. Easy-installation gunmetal grey steel wall-readers simply have an exposed black cloth cord that makes its way down to the outlet. Task light head pivots up, down, around. Industrial on/off toggle switch. Type B 60W or E12 bulb (not included). Mounting hardware included.

4.25″Wx27.25″Dx4.25″H (4.25″H shade)

$59.95, Buy it here.

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Vertebrae Lamp by Amaridian

In the spirit of spookiness, why not add a vertebrae lamp to your decor?*

Finally, lighting with a spine. This fascinating fragmented tower of stacked ceramic ribs was created by South African artisans Gerhard Swart and Anthony Harris, who’ve made an international name for themselves by pushing the boundaries of ceramic expression with both humor and a passion for sculpture and function. Individually cast and assembled ceramic vertebrae.

Measures 46″ with shade.

*(Oh, right, because it’s $2,800…good answer.)
[posted by katie]

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