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

Twitchen Silk Lampshade

This lampshade sure shows some green greenery. The feel of taking a walk through the woods would never be too far away if you added this lampshade to one of your rooms.

‘The shade is 20″ in diameter, top and bottom, and 9″ tall. These are lamp shades only, for table lamps or hanging fixture lamps. There is a universal metal ring that fits between the fixture and the lightbulb… You can flip your old lamp into a super pretty natural glow. Each lamp also comes with a bottom light diffuser. It’s a “bottom” to the shade that gives it a sealed, light box look. The shade works without the diffuser as well, but a diffuser is included with each one. 60 watt max.’

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Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Twitchen Silk Lampshade here

Norwegian Wood by Maxim Velcovsky

Porcelain wood candle holder from the enchanted Maxim Velcovsky.

Size, 39cm x 15cm x 3cm

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Purchase Information:

Price: £55
Availability: Buy Norwegian Wood by Maxim Velcovsky here

Piedmonte by Andrea Claire

This reminds me a lot of a lamp by Nicolette Brunklaus, except the scene is more ethereal.

“Pendant lamp with black fabric on the outside and image of trees on the inside. One must peek under the edge to see the image inside. The cord is fabric covered, gold. Comes with plug. Size is: 8″ high x 18″ diameter. Uses 25-75 watt bulb. Can be hard wired, requires canopy.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $540.00
Availability: Buy Piedmonte by Andrea Claire here

Tripod Floor Lamp

This three legged floor lamp is unassuming enough to fit into any room.

“Brushed Steel Tripod Floor lamp 64″ tall, accommodates two bulbs (60W max). Shade diameter 21-3/4.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Tripod Floor Lamp here

LED mini-chandeliers by Chris Collicott

I’m sure you could get creative and find lots of surprising places to put these mini-chandeliers.

‘designed by new york-based Brit chris collicott, these mini-LED chandeliers operate on 3 AAA batteries (not included) and range in measurements from 5″ to 7″- adding a touch of elegance to those cramped areas. an adaptor is available separately. inspiration, according to Mr. Collicott: “Chandeliers are always so grand and aloof, I thought it would be fun to bring one down to size. The mini-chandelier’s portability creates opportunities for fun: hanging in a car, on a tree, in a closet, or grouped together — a chandelier-elier, so to speak.”‘

LED mini-chandelier (on right) (LP15), $18.00
available in clear, black or pink versions. 5″ x 5″ x 5″

Mini-LED tier chandelier (middle) (lp17), $30.00
5″ x 5″ x 5″

Imperial LED chandelier (on left) (LP20), $30.00
7″ diameter x 8″h.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Beat Lights

The subtle shimmer from the hand-beaten texture against the black matte exterior is really quite nice.

“Series of hand-beaten brass pendant lights with black patinated exterior.”

Beat Shade Wide: H 6.3 in x D 14.2 in
Beat Shade Fat: H 11.8 in x D 9.5 in
Beat Shade Tall: H 14.2 in x D 7.5 in

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Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00
Availability: Buy Beat Lights here

Light Switch by Tobias Wong

I was actually looking for something like this recently because I read before I go to bed and then I’m too tired to turn off the light–you know the story–and when I finally get up to turn the light out, it wakes me up a little then I can’t go to bed.

I think we’ve all seen this before, but I had sort of forgotten about it because maybe it was only a concept piece before? I can’t recall. But in any case, it’s available now.

“Another “instant” classic from Tobias Wong. Melding wit with functionality, this wireless light switch can control any light fixture (or any electrical device) within 100 feet. Attach the remote component to the fixture of your choice and simply “flip the switch”.”

Open edition in Chrome and a Limited Edition of 500 in 14k Gold.

Or, as one of our faithful readers wrote in, you can get one of these as an alternative.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Light Switch by Tobias Wong here


A clever solution for anyone short on space or budget.

“Tall&Tiny are two sticker-lamps in Vinyl foil, that answer the desire/need for home furniture while considering the problem of ever-decreasing living space.”

Tiny, 30×20 cm: 29.00
Tall, 180×50 cm: 52.00

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: 29.00
Availability: Buy Tall&Tiny here

Moon In My Room

I’m willing to fight anyone that says this is just for a kid’s room.

-Detailed light-up moon hangs on wall and shines just like the real thing
– Select any of 12 different phase settings
– Includes audio CD tour and infrared remote control
– Requires two AAA batteries and three AA batteries (not included)

10″ diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Moon In My Room here

NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design

I like the idea of being able to use this as storage for your phone or glasses so they’re right where you put them when you wake up.

“The NOD Light is a unique and functional bedside table light or wall mounted light. The design incorporates storage for the reader’s current book, as well as mobile phone, glasses, iPod, or other small item. Designed for the bedside but useful in a variety of places, the design includes a passage through the back to accommodate the recharger cord for a mobile phone or other device. 30W (equivalent to 100W) bulb included. 6.5 ft. white cord.”

13.4″ x 13.4″ x 5.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design here