Lighting

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

Valentina by Modiss

I think these lights by Modiss are just lovely. It’s a perfect combination of simplicity of form and interesting pattern.

Valentina by Modiss is a series of superb, majestic, pendant and table lights that are a jewel in itself. The pendant fixtures features a double internal shade. The Table lights feature a cut crystal base and stem. Available in two sizes and 2 velvet fabric options. Valentina for Modiss is Designed by Alfonso Fontal, 2007

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Purchase Information:

Price: $660
Availability: Buy Valentina by Modiss here

Rabbit Lamp by Moooi

Moooi can do no wrong in my book.

“The Rabbit Lamp by Moooi is a new addition part of a collection of animal furniture and lights. A lamp shade mounted to the rabbits ears which reflects light downwards unto the detailed fur. A warm and fussy light made from cast polyester. Shade finished in PVC/Cotton. Designed by Front, 2007″

Height: 19.5″, D: 11″

[left image via Leigh Harmer, where the lamp can be purchased for £272.00]

Purchase Information:

Price: $539.00
Availability: Buy Rabbit Lamp by Moooi here

Innermost Asteroid Lamp

I’m really liking this faceted lamp, especially because it can function as table or floor lighting- take your pick.

“An angular plastic encased light, the Asteroid is a unique floor, or table light, designed with 24 facets — each with its own unique geometry. The lamp can be placed on several of the facets, to display as an individual, unique piece, as you like.”

Materials: Matte white plastic.

Approx 12″ x 11.5″ round

Purchase Information:

Price: $176.00
Availability: Buy Innermost Asteroid Lamp here

Mozzkito Table Lamp

This lamp definitely looks like it’s straight from science fiction film, where the ‘lamp’ portion was some type of torture device (or do I just think that because it’s similar to the something in Star Wars?).

“This over-the-top design will spur conversation in any space that it is used. It features an electronic transformer and dimmer.”

Mozzkito uses one 50 watt halogen bulb.
measures approx. 31.5″ max length x 31.5″ max height

Purchase Information:

Price: $610.00
Availability: Buy Mozzkito Table Lamp here

Skygarden S1 Suspension by Flos

If you’ve got the money, this would be an excellent choice for a light above a dining table.

“The Flos Skygarden S1 Suspension designed by Marcel Wanders utilizes a halogen lamp inside and at the top of the dome. The lamp is enclosed by a glass cylinder that screws on and off for relamping. An intricate, lattice-work pattern appears at the bottom of the glass cylinder, adding an unexpected and pleasing detail to the interior of the Skygarden.”

Finish: Black, Gold, Rust, or White.

Diffuser: Diameter 23.62 In., Length 12 In.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,735.00
Availability: Buy Skygarden S1 Suspension by Flos here

Innermost 5 in 1 Shade

I don’t know about you, but the price of this versatile guy was slightly surprising to me- hurray for lighting under $50(!).

“The plastic sections of the 5 in 1 shade slide together for easy assembly. Use 3, 4, 5, 6, or all 7 of the pieces to create 1 large or 2 smaller shades. Flat-pack shipping makes it a perfect gift.”

Materials: Shade: White polypropylene, Cord & canopy: White canopy with 1 1/2″ socket and 4 foot cord.

Dimensions range from 12″ to 24″ in height and diameter.

Purchase Information:

Price: $43.00
Availability: Buy Innermost 5 in 1 Shade here

Cascade Pendant Lights by Michelle Brand

If you can get past the price tag, this light is actually pretty spectacular.

‘Sustainable and stylish, these light fixtures of cascading flowers are designed from recycled bottle-bases that have been cleaned, sanded and tagged together by hand. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Choose 8″, 10″, 12″ or 14″. All measure 5 3/4″ in width. Items featured 8″ Cascade.’

(note: I think that the options for length is meant to read in feet, not inches, fyi.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,500.00
Availability: Buy Cascade Pendant Lights by Michelle Brand here

Hickory Silk Lampshade

Quite similar in feel to the Twitchen Lampshade, this lampshade captures one of nature’s best saturated hues.

“Shades are constructed by laminating fabric onto a pvc parchment, then they use a hand rolling method to finish the edges. The shade is 10″ in diameter, top and bottom, and 8″ tall. These are lamp shades only, for table lamps or hanging ficture lamps. There is a universal metal ring that fits between the fixture and the lightbulb. 60 Watt max. The shade in photo has a removable protective plastic sleeve, so its clearer than shown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Hickory Silk Lampshade here

Big & Little Bang Pendant Lights

If you don’t mind a bit of hard-wiring, these lights are a pretty good deal.

“Add a bit of Big Bang Theory to your life with this pendant lamp that resembles the white light of a star burst. This stellar fixture will look awesome over a kitchen or dining table, or as an accent light in any room. Flat packed with easy self assembly instructions, the kit includes one polypropylene shade, ceiling mount, and electric cable.”

*Please note: The European style plug on the cable must be removed and the cable hard-wired into a ceiling mounted electrical box.

Big Bang, 18.5″ x 18.5″ x 18.5″, $100.00, Buy it here.
Little Bang, 18.5″ x 18.5″ x 10.25″, $85.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Big & Little Bang Pendant Lights here

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Lamp/Lamp by Hironao Tsuboi

We posted this about a year ago and I had forgotten all about it, which maybe means you did too.

“It’s hard to think of a light source as mundane as the naked bulb…. but, in a surprising twist, the Lamp/Lamp gives it a new and delightfully absurd personality by simply adding an extra socket.”

3.75″W x 3″L x 2.25″H

Update: A representative from DARK says “this is initially designed by Davy Grosemans. DARK took this lamp in collection in 2003 (Davy designed it in 2002). 4 years before Hironao ‘designed’ this.” Hmm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Lamp/Lamp by Hironao Tsuboi here

Bauhaus Arc & Twiggy Floor Lamp

While these two floor lamps are quite similar in idea, they are entirely different in how the design is actually executed. For those on a budget, the Bauhaus (shown at top) will make do just fine, and the extra bells and whistles that the Twiggy (at bottom) sports is not quite worth the extra $1800. But, those of you that appreciate the finer things, the Twiggy is impressive in quality and detail- take a look at its credentials and see which one might fit you best.

Bauhaus Arc Floor Lamp:
“Arc de triomphe in top to bottom all metal, all white. Pedestal iron base rises off-center, then swoops to high light over seating, bed, dining. Shade is a major surprise in smooth aluminum; exposed butterfly nut (white [or olivine] of course) pivots shade to direct the beam. On/off foot switch.”

59″Wx15.25″Dx80″H, $199.00, Buy it here.

Twiggy Floor Lamp:
“The Twiggy is characterized by a thin, elegant and sophisticated design. Flexibility is the word for Twiggy; flexibility of the material which defines the ample and essential curve of the arm that carries the light source far from the base, in the possibility of adjusting the height of the shade thanks to a system of counterweights, and in the possibility of adjusting the length of the arm with a set of extensions (sold separately).”

Twiggy is available in four color choices: red, black, white or yellow. Made from a compound material with a fiberglass base. Bottom diffuser shields direct view of lamps.

Dimensions 67″L X 77″ – 85″H; 18″D shade, $2,022.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Bauhaus Arc & Twiggy Floor Lamp here

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Heavy Guy #1

We’ve posted the Lightweight and ‘Heavy Guy’ Chandelier (which is also currently one of our banner images) by Mischa Vos, and surprisingly somehow missed this little wall light. It’s incredibly minimal (and affordable too).

“Subtle and sophisticated, the weight of a single, naked bulb is held suspended in air by a thin, steel rod. Simply adjust the length of the cord to create a beautifully curved line. A crisp, clean look in a captivating, contemporary form.”

Materials: Steel rod, Wire, 40W bulb

Cord length: 19.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Heavy Guy #1 here

Frosted Hanging Light by Gus Modern

We posted this a couple of years ago, but each time I run across it I think of it as such a perfect size (36″ long!) for over a bigger dining table.

“Cast a modern glow on your contemporary space with our Frosted Hanging Light by the Gus Modern company. Designed with the sleek angles and clean lines that mark the signature style of its cutting-edge designer, this rectangular lighting fixture houses two brilliant bulbs for high-quality indoor lighting. Fashioned from a clear acrylic shade, this Gus Modern lighting is suspended from two sturdy cables affixed to an enduring, stainless steel ceiling plate that mounts easily to your electrical source. 8 feet of electrical cord is included with the Frosted Hanging Light for convenient wiring.”

36″L x 7″W x 7″H.

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Availability: Buy Frosted Hanging Light by Gus Modern here