Lighting

Les Perles Candlestick

It’s like building blocks, except dangerous (does it not look like an ice pick without the beads?) if one’s temper is out of sorts. The wooden beads are removable, which gives you a chance to reconfigure the design as you wish. Right now the Les Perles Candlesticks are a little less with DWR’s Dining Sale, fyi.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $51.00 - 63.75
Available from: DWR

Pilot Lamp

Just the word ‘sconce‘ brings to mind older, more traditional interiors, but this lamp from Misewell definitely belongs to the more modern day home. With a mid-sized proportion, the lamp is a great choice for bedside or hallway, or even paired up on either side of a large mirror.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Available from: Misewell

Fin Table Light

Goodness. Who knew the inner workings of a lamp could look as good as this? Nice job yet again, Mr. Dixon. An ode to engineering, the Fin Light exposes the components usually hidden from view. What you’d think was merely a design feature is its heat sink (which if you have no idea what that is, here’s a link to images of lamp heat sinks). That and the giant acrylic lens and 6 LEDs result in a design that is self-contained yet visually exposed.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £329.17
Available from: Nest

Flat Life Lamp and Clock

Another version of this Flat Life Lamp was available a couple of years ago (see 2010 post), but this Anglepoise-like image is a tad more sophisticated. Be sure to check out the Flat Life Clock (shown below) as well (how much do you wish it had an actual alarm function?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

Lightbook

Shine some light on your books with this small portable lamp. It slides under books (or rests on top) to provide a diffused light right where you need it. I’d say it’s a tad too small for a proper task light, as you may note when checking the dimensions. Instead, consider it specifically for those dark bookshelves instead.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Leti Table Lamp

Here’s another price increase: back in 2010, the Leti Lamp was $369 for the small 12.5″h size, and now it’s $500. That’s a score for the ‘don’t procrastinate’ camp. For those of you in the ‘save until you can afford’ camp, you’ll be saving a little longer for this all in one eco-sustainable desk lamp and bookend.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00 - 760.00
Available from: Hive Modern

What is it?

Now, for another game of ‘What is it?’ Do you know? Can you guess? Hint: it is not a torture device, nor a strange sort of holder for a beverage. It was designed by Carl Mertens, who has designed all manner of steel accessories, and measures approximately 5 x 3 inches. Do you know now? Answer below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

DIY Table Lamp by Dino Sanchez

Check it. This do-it-yourself DS Kit 02 table lamp by Dino Sanchez can be assembled in less than 10 minutes with a phillips screw driver (if you’re super handy, I’m sure you can knock that time down to 5-7 minutes). All the components are included- even the lightbulb. There’s also a wall version, DS Kit 01 ($75), fyi.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: The VITRINE

Paper Lamp

Here’s a nice lamp with a very affordable price tag. Inspired by origami, this lamp is constructed without any screws or glue. Using less materials in a simple structure allows for a simple beauty that is also environmentally friendly.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00
Available from: Milk Design Shop

Grand and Petit Trianon Lamps

These aren’t new, but they are affordable and pretty lovely for the price- definitely worth keeping in mind if you need something eye catching that doesn’t break the bank. Designed by Paula Arntzen and named after the palace of King Louis XIV. Post-consumer coated Tyvek makes for a lightweight material and allows a soft glow through the folded slits.

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Price: $99.00 - 150.00
Available from: YLiving

Hang On Easy Diffuser

You’ve no excuse for bare bulbs, especially after being reminded that Droog has this shade. In a few seconds, cover your bare bulb with the Hang On Easy Diffuser and then step back and bask in the soft glow of your lovely new light source. This was one of the earlier posts (c. 2006?) here on BLTD, and it’s nice to see that it remains such an easy and elegant solution.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $134.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Tokyo Lamp I & II

Who is this little guy and where did he come from? The Tokyo lamp is from Misewell, and, as said earlier, Misewell can do no wrong when it comes to furniture and accessories. Little lamps are great fits for smaller tables, and as you can see from the picture below, it would complement the Grain Desk quite nicely. The shade pivots and the neck can be adjusted to give the right stance.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 305.00
Available from: Misewell

Merkled Lighting

These pendants get top points in the lighting-made-from-scraps category; both lights are made from the cutoff forms left over from the Merkeled Coat Rack. Each shade is made of powder-coated aluminum panels that are folded and fastened together, and you can hang them either straight down or slightly askew.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $270.00 and up
Available from: merkled studio

Etch Light Web

What a show stopper. The new Etch Light Web by Tom Dixon casts a lovely angular pattern when lit, showing off an elegant result of geometry applied to design. An irregular pentagon is repeated 60 times to create a total sphere approximately 65cm wide, and despite the size, the sphere remains lightweight at just over 2 pounds. It’s available for pre-order now through The Lollipop Shoppe in the UK, available September 2012.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £765.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

Kikkerland Chill Pill

A handy and decorative light arrives in pill form with the Kikkerland’s Chill Pill light. A twist of the capsule provides an inviting, ambient glow which can be brought to any room in your house. It’s also self-balancing so it will always be standing right side up. Chill Pill is available in blue or black.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: AllModern