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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)

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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.

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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
Availability: Buy Transforming Candle here

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Price: $25.00
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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.

More information:

View Lili Lite here

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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Price: $25.00
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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.

More information:

View ZiPP Light Shade here

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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Price: $25.00
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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.

Purchase Information:

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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Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Tierdrop Pendant Lamp here