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Wall Lighting

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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This is quite stunning.

“Creepers is a complex pattern of fine, light catching leaves made of laser sintered nylon. Clipping an array of Creeper stems on floor-to-ceiling cables creates floating clouds of light that divide interior spaces. Intertwined leaves sprout from the stem in a seemingly random disorder: collectively these surfaces cover a pre-ordained reflector area. Each leaf follows the same structural rules but with considerable scope for individual variance. Thicknesses taper from the main stem to reflectors thin enough to be semi-translucent. The stems contain LEDs that project light onto the leaves.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
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Sticky Lamp

These lamps simply stick to the wall in whatever arrangement you would like…

Materials: PVS, Comp. Flourescent Light, 6 Watt
Approx: 9.25″ H; 7″ W; 2.75 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $47.00
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Droog Clothes Hanger Lamp

Depending upon the type of shirt, this lamp will give off different types of “light and atmosphere.” So if you’ve got 5 shirts, you get 5 atmospheric effects; if you’ve got 200 shirts, then you’ve got a deal.

Designed by Hector Serrano, 2002

Materials: Acrylic, Comp. Flourescen Light 11 Watt

Approx: 8.75″ H; 16″ W; 2″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $323.00
Availability: Buy Droog Clothes Hanger Lamp here

Lazy Light

This light casts quite a nice delicate glow…and the size of it would go anywhere. Plus, it simply just leans against the wall, so you don’t have to mess with mounting it (and you can move it around fairly easily).

Materials: silver anodized aluminum leg, shade in “synthetic material”
71″H Shade: 5″x5″x5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Availability: Buy Lazy Light here

Lytegem Lamp

I’ve long had a love affair with this little lamp. Designed in 1965 by Michael Lax, it remains a classic due to it’s simple design and localized light especially fitted for tableside/bedside reading. It’s available now in a limited commemorative edition from Lightolier.

“The telescoping neck adjusts from 6.5” to 15” and the lamp head swivels 360°. Light intensity can be changed from low to high using a switch located on the base. The heavy cube base anchors the design, and can be wall mounted for multi-directional sconce lighting.”

Available in Black, Persimmon, or White

H 15” W 2.5” D 2.5” Cord L 6’

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
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Janne Kyttanen: 1597 Wall Sconce

Strictly for the ‘wow’ factor, this sconce has to be mentioned…quite amazing.

“1597 is based on the Fibonacci sequence of numbers appearing in the nature all around. 1597 is inspired by the Coneflower and the way its seeds’ growing patterns are arranged. All the holes in this shade are arranged around the bulb, so no matter where you look at it, you can’t escape the beatiful rays of light it creates.
1597 can be mounted on the wall or on the ceiling. Due to being such a strong decorative shape, it works well as s single source of light as well as an arrayed sequence of lights.
Notes: since this is a European wall sconce, please make sure to ask your electrician if the mounting will match your wall outlet.”

Size: 12.5″ diameter x 6.3″ deep.

(free shipping within the U.S.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $980.00
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This modular lighting system is based on combinable, illuminated balls. Each ball, or molecule, has three flat, rectangular surfaces, which allows for easy installation in and around corners.

One & two ball configurations are available for inner room edges, 3 and 6 ball combinations for outer edges, as well as a 4 ball configuration for the wall. Simply order the corresponding number of basic units.

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Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Molecular_Light here

quin.mgx lamp series by bathsheba grossman

This is crazy. At the time of your purchase, materialize will give you a cd-rom which has a proprietary software file on it. You then take the file back to materialise and they will recreate the your lamp for you.

“the truly unique aspect of each materialise lamp is that it was created through the use of rapid prototyping technology. this 3-d material printing process allows for an unlimited freedom of design far beyond the capacity of traditional manufacturing processes.

you may be wondering why materialise products are named with the *.mgx extension? *.mgx is the file extension for materialise’s proprietary software. each product produced by materialise is rendered from a unique *.mgx file which accompanies your product on a cd rom. you can reproduce your product by sending the *.mgx file to materialise.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1984
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carlos night-light by kathleen walsh

If one were to need a night-light, why not have one named Carlos? If it doesn’t strike you as your favorite, give it some time; it’ll grow on you.

“the carlos night-light is a small porcelain night light with a sweet disposition. designed by kathleen walsh for walteria living, carlos is constructed of bright white porcelain which emits a warm glow when lit from the inside. carlos comes complete with a clip socket, 7.5 watt bulb and a snap-together linen medical cone.”

7″h x 3.5″w x 4.5″d

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Price: $160.00
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Slide Light

This would be a neat way to show some of your photography skills off…plus, you’ll look all artsy. You can interchange whatever slides you like whenever you want in this low-light showcase.

Wall mount horizontal or vertical.

small: 24″ long (13 slides)
large: 48″ long (25 slides)
Materials: White enamelled steel

Romance 06 Wall Lamp by Contraforma

This is the first time I’ve laid eyes on the wall lamp of Contraforma’s Romance collection, and I have to say I’m quite pleased that they’ve expanded into lighting.

“an unmistakably modern lamp with a neo-romantic twist. the stark durability of laser-cut, powder-coated steel is offset by fragile perforation, which gives way to the light from within and acts as a playground for illumination and shadows. 27 x 12d x 27 cm (10.6″ sq; 4.7″d). available in white with white interior, champagne with white interior, or graphite black with white interior.”

(I do have to warn you that shipping might take a little longer than you’re used to, ’cause it’s from across the pond…but that’s a small price to pay I think.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $215.00
Availability: Buy Romance 06 Wall Lamp by Contraforma here

Reflective Light Panels

This is pretty cool. It’s similar to the light panels posted the other day, but the light hides behind a reflective surface until you tell change it via remote.

Thanks JP!

Purchase Information:

Price: $564
Availability: Buy Reflective Light Panels here

Mood-Light Flat Tile

This would work well for a commercial installation and would be especially cool in the right residential application. I say this because it would probably work best in a room where the light it creates is the central focus, not the furnishings.

“The Mood-Light Flat Tile is a large square panel concealing LED’s that pulse and sweep in an infinite variety of colors. Create your own light scenarios and color combinations with the Mood-Light remote control. By changing the intensity of the primary colors red, green and blue you can blend unlimited color combinations. Preprogrammed sequences are included. You can display active light functions, random interchanging color combinations, rainbow color sequences, fusions of gradually changing colors and pulsating light. The sound mode displays color effects in sync with music beats. The Mood-Light Flat Tile has a flat diffuser with no outer frame, allowing groups to fit together to form a near seamless light wall. Multiple units can be installed together to create a wall of light. DMX version also available.
panel, remote control and power supply sold separately. remote and power source are necessary for operation. UL approved.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $550
Availability: Buy Mood-Light Flat Tile here

Plexo Light

Pretty lights are one of my favorite things…and I like the fact that it kind of does an optical illusion as you move around it:

“Think of the Plexo as a futuristic take on a traditional Japanese lantern. Plexo’s shell is made from one flat die cut film that has been folded origami-style. The form looks solid but feels flexible when you touch it. Lights inside the Plexo refract on the shell to create an optical illusion that wraps and changes as you walk around it.

You can easily attach Plexo to the wall using the included wall mount pin. Alternately, Plexo can sit flat on a tabletop or dresser.”

11″l x 11″w x 4.50″d (6 foot cord)

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Plexo Light here