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Table Lighting

Modo Table Lamp

While this table lamp is a tiny bit high for my wallet, I do like the industrial feel. Designed by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill (you can also purchase the lamp here, fyi), the lamp was inspired by industrial parts found on Canal Street near Brooklyn. The Modo Chandeliers are also pretty impressive.


Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: DWR

Big Bounce Lamp

Those of you with experience in filming might recognize the ‘bounce’ reflection/diffusion lighting technique that is utilized in this lamp by Jonah Takagi. (I’d also guess most of you without filming experience will be able to ascertain why it’s called ‘bounce’.) I particularly like the blue and yellow cord color choices. FSC Certified Oak and powdercoated steel.

12″l x 9″w x 16″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Atelier Takagi

Source: Dwell

Bender Table Lamp

Just so you have fair warning, this lamp won’t ship until August. It might be worth the wait, though, considering its modern bent design (powder coated steel) and lower price point. I can’t decide whether the white with the red cord wins out over the all black option; I suppose it depends on where you plan on placing it.

Available in black with a black cord or white with a red cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Porcelain Lantern Lamp

If you’re craving the glow of a camp lantern, here’s just the thing. If you keep the wattage low, it might make a great nightlight in a hallway or kid’s room (or your own, if you need a little reassurance in the dark).

Top Four Light from Luxit

This little Lego-ish light features four LEDs that “achieve top performance”, but what I like most is that the head flips back and forth to provide either localized bedside lighting or an overall accent light.

Available in several vibrant colors.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: YLighting


Smart! Stack them in a tower or stick ’em in a bookcase, these birch plywood lamps are minimal and very functional. Total edition size is 20, so if you don’t snap a few up soon, you might have to get your toolbox out for a DIY version.


Purchase Information:

Price: $185.00 and up
Available from: The Vitrine

Placa Lamps

The Placa Lamp is a charming little light that rests on a simple board. This plinth-like base sets off the lamp and switch elements, making a sort of stage to set items upon. The double and triple versions have additional lamp shades, which add to the stage feel (almost like actors conspiring). To purchase, please contact the Show Me Gallery directly at geral(at)


Purchase Information:

Price: €153
Availability: Buy Placa Lamps here

Kiosk Table Lamp

Update: The Kiosk Table lamp is on sale for $190 now at DWR, which is a heck of a lot more affordable than the regular price of $380.

This oval shaped lamp would look lovely in any room. It’s substantial as far as size and materials, yet the shape lends itself to working well on sideboards or nightstands. Inspired by classic mid-century Danish lighting.


Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Available from: DWR

DIY Clamp Lamp from Lindsey Adelman

Surprise, amazement, adoration… all these things come to mind when perusing Lindsey Adelman’s DIY lighting. There’s currently 3 ‘You Make It’ designs* available on Adelman’s website, all with instructions and a detailed list of supplies needed. In case you aren’t familiar with Adelman’s lighting, normally the retail price range is in the thousands.

Check it out: ‘You Make It’ designs

*We’ve posted just one so far, the DIY Chandelier.

DIY Lamp 1, 2

So, if you don’t mind a tiny bit of assembly, this light could be yours for a mere £60. Compared to Muuto’s Wood Architect Lamp ($295), that’s not bad at all. Available in either a table or wall/ceiling/surface-attached option.

6 screws, 7 beach wood pieces, lamp holder, cable, traditional desk lamp shape.


Purchase Information:

Price: £60.00
Available from: kukka

Table Light by Iacoli & McAllister

This table light by Iacoli & McAllister is pretty adorable. Yes, I did say adorable, and I mean that in a modern-adorable way (think petite rather than ‘cute-as-pie’). You have your choice between a black or white steel shade and a black, red, or aqua textile cable cord set.

Lead time is currently 4 weeks.

Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Softy Lamp

As you can guess from these pictures, this lamp is made from a soft, flexible, felt-like material that allows various positions. No doubt it will provide you with a few moments of entertainment each day, especially if you have a pair.

Handmade by Laurens van Wieringen.
Also available in black, grey and orange.


Purchase Information:

Price: €337.50
Available from:

Townhouse Lamp

This modern bedside lamp can be positioned in three different ways to control the light intensity. At its brightest it’s suitable for a reading lamp, at its lowest, a nightlight. Folded from a singular sheet of metal with a 2mm plexiglas to soften the glow.

Available in Black and White.


Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Townhouse Shop

Licht Lights

Back in November, Supermarket asked us to pick a few things (see Guest curator: Better Living Through Design) and these lamps from Soo Kwon not only made the list but are still stuck in my head. With such a high-design look, it’s amazing that they have such an affordable price tag.


Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00-195.00
Available from: Soo Kwon

Book Rest Lamp

A book rest and lamp all in one, this light gives a warm glow with a low-heat CFL bulb. When you’ve finished the chapter or need a tea break, simply rest the book face down on the lamp (it becomes a “literary rooftop”) to keep your place. Might also be a good night light for someone afraid of the dark…

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: UncommonGoods