Basket Saucer Suspension

I often joke that lighting is to a room as a hand bag is to a woman’s ensemble: the perfect finishing touch. So it doesn’t surprise me that i can remember 3 years back when the d-form lighting catalog first arrived in my mailbox; stunning only begins to describe these lamps and pendants. Founded in 2001 and based in Brooklyn, James Dieter and company hand assemble each lamp of die cut wood veneers in one of six breathtaking patterns.

My favorite is this Nelson-inspired Basket Saucer Suspension pendant. Available in aspen or birch veneer, each is custom made-to-order. A bit pricey, yes, but could you imagine anything more beautiful above your dining table?

Diffuser: Diameter 30 in., Height 11 in.
Downrod: Length 24 in.
Overall Length: 35 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1795.00
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Cog Light

Add this to your list of very affordable lightsources. It’s always nice to find something that you could pay for without feeling the least bit guilty.

“Cog is a sophisticated pendant shade with a sleek and elegant appearance. All Blue Marmalade’s design ingenuity has gone into developing this shade so that it can be made from one single material, even the lamp holder is made from the same thin sheet plastic and it can still take bulbs up to 100W making it a bright spark.”

White Polypropylene

H 30 cm dia 23 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Cog Light here

Sculp Lamp

Another version of this lamp with a price tag that’s not too painful.

Purchase Information:

Price: $148.00
Availability: Buy Sculp Lamp here

paramount table lamp

“Light touch. Just tap polished black nickel base once, twice, thrice to enlight, dim, go dark. Micro-rib white fiber cylinder shade.”
• Textured paper shade
• Steel base with shiny black nickel finish
• Touch dimmer base
• Requires a 60-watt bulb (not included)
• UL listed

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy paramount table lamp here

Agave – Sphere Pendant

Check it out: it’s energy-efficient, on sale, and has different light filters so you can change the mood whenever it strikes you.

“As they experimented with lighting designs that used fluorescent bulbs, designers Rossi and Tedesco set out to create an energy-efficient fixture that was also technically and aesthetically sophisticated. The result is the modular Agave Lamp, a ribbed, radial structure made of acrylic and resembling the rosette of an agave plant. The Agave produces a light as clear as tequila (which comes from the plant) and optimizes light distribution, whether throughout a room or over a table top. Each model comes with three primary colored light filters, for a total of nine shades of light to let you customize the room’s hues according to mood or event.”

H 12″ Diameter 10″ Cord L 75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $461.00
Availability: Buy Agave – Sphere Pendant here

Buddha Lamp

“Lamp in the shape of the young buddha’s head.”

Dimensions: 8.25″ x 9″ x 14″H
Material: Polyethylene

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
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Lights Up! Cancan Floor Lamp

You just can’t beat a great floor lamp. This one is perfectly proportioned to have a relevant place in your home for a lifetime. Comes in a variety of shade options.

Purchase Information:

Price: $240
Availability: Buy Lights Up! Cancan Floor Lamp here

phantom table lamp

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
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Rubber Chandelier by Tobias Wong

Not exactly an affordable lighting solution, but it would definitely make a statement in a room. Tobias Wong, the master at taking something standard and making it interesting, has this time entirely coated a traditional crystal chandelier in industrial white rubber.

“Peel off at your own discretion.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,500.00
Availability: Buy Rubber Chandelier by Tobias Wong here

Castiglioni Splugen Brau (light)

Designed in 1964, this pendant lamp will be forever current because of the material and semi-classic shape…

“Pendant fixture providing direct light. Corrugated polished aluminum shade with highly polished spun aluminum reflector. Uses one 100W Silverbowl A-19 bulb. ”

Designer: Archille Castiglioni
Materials: Aluminum
Approx: 8″ H; 14.1″ DIA

Purchase Information:

Price: $376.00
Availability: Buy Castiglioni Splugen Brau (light) here

Spoon Light by Studio Verissimo

Luxurious light, indeed. This light proves that sustainability sure can be easy on the eyes…

“Studio Verissimo consists of Portugese designers Claudio Cardoso and Telma Verissimo. The core activity of this studio is lighting, furniture and space designs, etc…. Spoon is a light made from plastic coffee spoons which go into the garbage daily by the thousands. The objective was to create a luxurious light with this waste.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Spoon Light by Studio Verissimo here

Hammered Metal Pendant Lamp

Often texture is used as a way to add interest and drama to an interior- this particular lamp is hammered metal, which adds a very subtle shimmering effect.

Hardwire. 100W bulb (not included). UL listed.

24″diam x 9.25″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Hammered Metal Pendant Lamp here

Light Reading by Sam Johnson

British designer Sam Johnson has an ingenius way of lighting your booksshelves in a very integrated way.

“Light Reading was designed to nestle in amongst your books and remain invisible until illuminated. Made from a material called ‘Secret sign’ (by Perspex), the light is bent into the shape of a book. Inside the book a low energy lamp is mounted providing a safe and low temperature light source. When switched off it blends in with the other books with its matt black spine. Once illuminated the light reveals its title, which is laser engraved on the inside.

Includes cable, switch and plug.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
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arc table lamp

A nicely shaped lamp for home or office…interesting enough to completely warrant the price tag.

“An arc of chromed steel elegantly elevates the large, luminous white linen shade for clean, modern lighting. To softly diffuse the light, the oversized 19″-diameter shade is enclosed with a sheer layer of linen across the top. The effect is quite stunning in a living room, bedroom or office. Shade height is 7″. Uses one 60-watt bulb, not included.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Availability: Buy arc table lamp here

Wet Lamp

An expletive would be apt to describe my total shock and pleasure upon finding this lamp.

“The WET Lamp is an elegant and playful series of glass lamps with an alluring water-submerged light bulb at its center. Putting an exposed light bulb in water certainly raises some eyebrows, but it also creates an intriguingly simple dimmer switch. When a thin silver rod is slid into the water, the WET Lamp turns on and becomes progressively brighter as the rod is submerged.
Despite its precarious concept, the Wet lamp is a completely safe and isolated system of low voltage power.”

Hand blown borosilicate glass, silicone gaskets, silver electrode and contact, 10W Xenon bulb with gold plug.

Small Clear: 4″H x 4″W, $199.00
Small Frosted: 4″H x 4″W, $219.00
Medium Clear: 6″H x 6.5″W, $299.00
Large Clear: 6″H x 8.5″W, $319.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00-$319.00
Availability: Buy Wet Lamp here