Wall Lighting

The Lightbracket

What is this strange light emanating from this shelf bracket? So strange, so, um, delightful, isn’t it? Alexandra Burr and Allen Slamic of AlexAllenStudio bring us a shelf bracket and under shelf light all in one, bringing light to those dark spaces beneath your bookshelves, wherever you decide to put them (beside your sofa, by your nightstand, in the imaginary grand library, etc.). Choose between red, orange, green, blue, red, and white nylon cords.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: AlexAllenStudio

RestartMilano Lamps

I hesitate to use the word ‘dainty’ to describe these lamps from RestartMilano, mostly because it brings to mind doilies and frail flowers. With their sleek swivel arms and warm brass finish, these lamps are just the opposite, yet the thin silhouette allows for a light (as in, not heavy) touch in any interior, allowing other elements to take center stage. Three versions available: Long Wall Lamp, Short Wall Lamp, and Table Lamp.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00 and up
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Wall Lamp

If you think you’ve seen this light before, you might be thinking of the Bracket Lamp by Dino Sanchez. There’s similarities in the design, of course, but there’s a few distinct details that perhaps explain the price difference. The Bracket Lamp has a permanent intersecting joint and a more streamlined ceramic fixture, while you can see this wall lamp has a removable stub tenon joint and a traditional solid brass socket. Which one is preferable? That’s completely up to you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Allied Maker

Prouvé Potence Lamp

Mainly this lamp has resided in the in-case-I-inherit-money inspiration folder, but if you possess great skills in money management, maybe one day you’ll have one for your very own. Designed by Jean Prouvé in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand in 1950, the Potence lamp provides overhead lighting on a pivoting swivel. The single metal rod extends almost 7 feet from the wall, which allows illumination in a 180-degree range without the fuss of taking up floor space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1720.00

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Available from: DWR

Night Light Moon, Earth

Night lights aren’t just for little ones afraid of the dark, they can also be exceptionally handy for avoiding toe injury when making late night trips to and from the bathroom or fridge. Night lights are generally geared toward those in the age bracket of 2 years to tween, with many unfortunate cartoon-themed designs available, so these two Moon and Earth options from Kikkerland are nice to see as they’re gender neutral and could go anywhere- yes, a kid’s room, but also a hallway, bathroom, etc..
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Hank Lamp

A wall lamp with a coat hook? Sure, why not? After all, an extra hook for hanging a hat by the front door could come in handy, or maybe it’d be useful in a dressing area, where all manner of accessories and outfits need adequate lighting for your fashion decisions. (If you’ve ever heard the ‘did you get dressed in the dark’ jab, that last bit was directed at you.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Scandinavian Grace

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

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

Bracket Lamp

There’s no hiding the cord on this wall lamp by Dino Sanchez. Indeed, it’s the cord that is the lamp, along with a solid oak bracket. I love the blackened oak version, shown below, but there’s several combinations to choose from. Handcrafted in Massachusetts.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: Vitrine Shop

Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill

Whoa, talk about being pleasantly surprised, this wall Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill is one heck of a deal at $150. If I still lived in the US, I would buy two of these for bedside lamps and then sit back and congratulate myself for finding such a bargain. Simple, modern, and affordable? Music to the ears.

Found via Svpply.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Source: Svpply

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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £60.00
Available from: kukka

Handlebar Sconce

Matt Pisane’s love of biking and design led to this rather sporty sconce. It’s easy to mount and plugs into the wall… also comes with bulbs and dimmer switch. Now available at The Future Perfect.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Twiggy Adjustable Lamp

If you’ve not seen the offerings from Cleveland based furniture design and manufacturing company Objeti, you’re in for a treat. The Twiggy LED Lamp is just one of many things I’ve been waiting to post (as not all items have hit retail shops) and it certainly does not disappoint. Two ball and socket joints allow for a multitude of positions, meaning you’ll get light right where you want it in a very stylish manner.

Anodized aluminum.
Available in black or red, with either exposed cord or direct wall mounting.
36″ x 4″ x 3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Flat Light Poster

Finally available to purchase (after quite a bit of waiting, I might add), this Flat Light Poster was designed by Finn Magee after he admired the light and atmosphere of an Anglepoise task light. This would be the perfect sort of light for a cramped space, wouldn’t it?

designer: Finn Magee
materials: printed poster; LED
dimensions: 16.5″ x 23.5″

Produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: Moss

Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso

Whoa. Though these are terribly expensive, they’re also completely spectacular. Part lighting and part sculpture, either of these lights are sure to become a treasured piece in your collection. I don’t mean ‘your collection’ in the home-is-a-museum sort of way, just that if you spend the money on one of these lights, you should love it enough to keep it forever.

MR. 2 (H 104.9″ x W 77.7″ x D 36.7″): $4,000.00
MR. 5 (H 49.7″ x W 88.8″ x D 31.9″): $4,000.00

Materials: Powder Coated Steel Tube, Ash, T8 LED Tube, Cork
Designer: Tomas Alonso

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000.00
Availability: Buy Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso here