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Ninety Task Light

Sure, not everyone’s going to plunk down $500 for a lamp, but it is an excellent, excellent design. If you have it for the next thirty years, you could say it’s worth the $1.38 per month that it averages out to be, but then, I guess you could use that formula to justify buying anything expensive.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $649.00
Availability: Buy Ninety Task Light here

Bendino Lamp

This limited edition lamp is a pretty good steal at $89.00.

available in red, black, and white.
designer: martin konrad gloeckle

7.25″ x 7.25″ x 10″ (depth x width x height)

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Bendino Lamp here

Bulbcap

This is a quick and easy way to dress up a bare lightbulb…

The Bulbcap is a lampshade, slightly more than a lightbulb. The caps are directly pulled over the lightbulbs of up to 40 watts. Any wattage can work when using economical lightbulbs. The Bulbcaps can be fixed on hanging bulbs from the ceiling, or on standing lamps of any kind. Mix and match various colors to create a collage of lights!

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Bulbcap here

Flax, Coral and Kina Pendant Lights

We’ve posted the Coral Pendant by David Trubridge before, but this is the first I’ve seen of the Flax design and the others in a darker stain.

Flax Pendant: Hoop pine plywood, (59″ dia. x 13″h) $3650.00, at ray20.com
Coral Light, Black: Stained hoop pine plywood, (24″ dia.) $585.00, at ray20.com
Kina Pendant, Black: Stained hoop pine plywood. (39″ dia. x 7″h) $1950.00, at ray20.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00-$3650.00
Available from: ray20.com

Maplemap Hanging Lamp

This is such a lovely light…

The lamp, designed by Ani+Lumigrane, was debuted at IDS08 and was an instant success. Co-created by Frederic Guibrunet, a paper-maker with a decade of practice, and Parisian Didier Boursin, an expert in origami. Their talents combined into a paper explosion of maple leaves that looks gorgeous on and off.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Availability: Buy Maplemap Hanging Lamp here

Broadway Linear Crystal Chandelier by James R. Moder

I recently saw this in person and it’s pretty spectacular.

“The James R. Moder Broadway Linear Crystal Chandelier is old-world, crystal magnificence in a contemporary setting. Crystals hang from both ends of multiple strands that can be wound around the central fixture. Truly, no two Broadway chandeliers are the same, as the strands can be positioned randomly, creating a unique layer of crystal on both sides of the Candelabra lamps.”

Options:- Crystal Grade: Imperial (shown), Regal, Spectra Swarovski, or Strass Swarovski.- Size: Large (features 52 strands of crystal), or Small (features 39 strands of crystal).

Large: Nine 60 Watt 120 Volt Candelabra Base Incandescent lamps (not included),
Small: Five 60 Watt 120 Volt Candelabra Base Incandescent lamps (not included).

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Broadway Linear Crystal Chandelier by James R. Moder here

Fono light

Table lamp made of rolled and powder-coated 1mm mild steel. Available in light blue, light grey and magenta.

[posted by kris]

More information:

View Fono light here

Naughty Floor Lamp

This is one stupendous (albeit expensive) floor lamp.

“Naughty, as in pine, makes each lamp an individual work of art. Sundayland starts out with the highest quality of California grown knotty pine available, hand turning the base and stem, naturally bringing out the character and sheen of the wood. For the shade, pine is taken to a whole new level, near transparent, then backed with an invisible polyurethane. Light glows through the grain of the wood, knots and all, illuminating any environment.”

Dimensions: 5’9″ Height

Also available:
Woody Floor Lamp, Oak: $2,200.00, Buy it here.
Woody Floor Lamp, Walnut: $2,200.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,430.00
Availability: Buy Naughty Floor Lamp here

Talak Lamp with Base

A slight sale on the stunning Talak Lamp collection…

-Body in injection molded thermoplastic incorporating miniature T2 fluorescent light source.
-Body rotates 360 degrees on the horizontal plane and can be adjusted in height by sliding it along its stem.
-Body in matte white powder coated finish.
-Stem in polished chrome steel.


Talak Table Lamp with Base
, Reg.: $598.50 Sale: $478.80, available at YLighting

also available:
Talak Wall Light, Reg.: $540.75 Sale: $432.60,
available at YLighting
Talak Clamp Lamp, Reg.: $572.25 Sale: $457.80, available at YLighting

Purchase Information:

Price: $598.50
Available from: YLighting

Owl Lamp

Seeing that owls are nocturnal and function quite well at night, expectations are that this lamp will do the same while adding a little detail and/or whimsy to a room.

matte porcelain
requires one 60W bulb

6W x 8D x 9.75H

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Owl Lamp here

Wan Floor Lamp by Naoto Fukasawa

This looks like a good choice for adding just the right amount of ambient light to a room.

‘Translated as “bowl” in Japanese, the Wan delicately holds its light in a beautifully curved shell. Encased in its walls are sand-like iron particles, allowing you to direct the angle of light by simply shifting the weight of the bowl. More lovely than its shape however is its glow, as its thick rim softens the contours of the light to a subtle, diffused hue.’

Designer: Naoto Fukasawa
Materials: Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Available in silver or white with a choice of flood or narrow light distribution.
13″ dia. x 8″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Wan Floor Lamp by Naoto Fukasawa here

Honey Lamps by Donegani and Lauda

This collection of Honey Lamps is on sale (almost half off).

‘This is a system of light elements built around diffused light, designed on a modular transparent structure, of theoretically unlimited extension, like “Brancusi’s Endless” column. The texture of the triangular components, in a honey comb structure and micro-prismatic, directs the distribution of the light flow through the interior of the structure. The system is composed of three basic components, assembled together in a clip-on process (the elements are a triangle as diffuser, a square as frame and a crown as the cover) as well as the rod iron legs for the base. The assembly operations, which are extremely simple and require no additional tools, are left to the user. By using the components available in the system, it is possible within the required dimensions, to choose from several lamp alternatives.’


Honey T2 Table Lamp
(with legs): $442.50 Sale: $236.00, available at YLighting
Dimensions 11.4″W X 13.4″H


Honey T1 Table Lamp
(with legs, not pictured): $637.50 Sale: $340.00, available at YLighting
This table lamp is available in 3 different standard heights.


Honey F Floor Lamp
: $1,192.50 Sale: $636.00, available at YLighting
The floor lamp is available in 4 different standard heights.

Light with a Dish by Naoto Fukasawa

The simplicity of Naoto Fukasawa’s work is why he’s my favorite designer.

“Most people, when they get home, go through the exact same ritual: turn on the lights, put down your keys and empty your pockets. Made to complement both your decor and your lifestyle, the Light with a Dish is the perfect accessory for your daily routine, addressing all these activities in one clean and simple design.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Light with a Dish by Naoto Fukasawa here

Birzi Table Lamp

Now, $100 for a lamp that’s hard to break sounds like a good deal to me, plus, you can change it up now and then by bending it any which way you like.

‘Birzi is an ironic and playful light, designed to be “mistreated”, deformed and touched. Made of silicone, this lamp takes on different shapes and sizes according to the user’s whim. Easy to use and position, it is bump and fall resistant. The different colors- white, orange and green flatter its silhouette, giving it a dynamic and contemporary look.’

Design by Carlo Forcolini and Giancarlo Fassina, 2004.

Dimensions 6″D X 10″H.
Uses 1 X 60W 120V E12 (candelabra base) G16.5 incandescent lamp (not included).

$195.00 Sale: $104.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Birzi Table Lamp here

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Light Bulb Candle

Quite clever.

‘Don’t need electricity for this light bulb. Every household should have one to add a touch of humor, as well as illumination, to blackouts and power outages. Plus, it’s a must gift for every “creative thinker” you know. Handmade from Bee’s Wax in New York State. Measures approximately 5″H x 2.5″ diameter.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Light Bulb Candle here