Posts Tagged 'lamp'

Boing Boing from Above. Spiral Lamp Shades.

Check out the spiral lamp shades at Contemporary Rustic Decor. These thin and flexible wood creations stretch in height to go from short and squat to slender and slinky. Now if I could only do that by shorts and tee shirt time.

Contemporary rustic decor spiral lamps shade

 

As Black as Light.

Earlier this year, I posted about black lights. A black lamp can be so sexy and sultry. Throw a little red scarf over it and you’ve got your own home movie. <wink> I featured an all black lamp in that last post but wanted to share a few more all black babies that would put anyone in the mood (your mood might be different than mine). And with Halloween approaching, let’s bring it down to a child’s level and rest one on a table near the front door to cast a moody glow over the massive heaping pile of Reese’s and Nestle candies. Trick or treat!

Sleek and sophisticated would work well with the Jazz table lamp by Vibia.

Sleek and sophisticated would work well with the Jazz table lamp by Vibia.

For you traditionalists with an edge, how about the Artermis Accent Black Crystal lamp and silk shade.

For you traditionalists with an edge, how about the Artermis Accent Black Crystal lamp and silk shade.

This is my all time favorite - deep, dark, different - a silhouette in good design, the Lights Up! Dasan Bronze table lamp with black silk glow shade has it all.

This is my all time favorite - deep, dark, different - a silhouette in good design, the Lights Up! Dasan Bronze table lamp with black silk glow shade has it all.

Tha glamourous in all of us would love the Velvet Table Lamp by Viso - a mirrored silver inside shade and suspended crystals add the right touch of bling to dress up anything.

Tha glamorous in all of us would love the Velvet Table Lamp by Viso - a mirrored silver inside shade and suspended crystals add the right touch of bling to dress up anything.

 

Mid-century and Mad Men have quite an influence on my taste and this Testa Lamp by Estudio Estiluz has the clean shape of a fine martini glass. Olives?

Mid-century and Mad Men have quite an influence on my taste and this Testa Lamp by Estudio Estiluz has the clean shape of a fine martini glass. Olives?

 

Try this one for Trick or Treat. It's all about simplicity and gracefulness with the SPun LIght by Flos.

Try this one for Trick or Treat. It's all about simplicity and gracefulness with the SPun LIght by Flos.

Easy on the wallet Ikea brings sultry and sleek to a new level - one that's great on your wallet.

Easy on the wallet Ikea brings sultry and sleek to a new level - one that's great on your wallet.

Why not put black in the kids room? Add any color and all of a sudden, they are all grown up with the Rabbit Lamp by Design Front.

Why not put black in the kids room? Add any color and all of a sudden, they are all grown up with the Rabbit Lamp by Design Front.

Not as large and soft as a drum shade of curved base, this Taq Table Lamp is a lesson in small space and restraint.

Not as large and soft as a drum shade of curved base, this Taq Table Lamp is a lesson in small space and restraint. HOwever big on fllexibility.

Book Ends All Lit Up.

Your child might have mandatory summer reading but this Empiric lamp makes me want to go read a book myself. I adore the rectangle Fornasetti Ex Libris paper shades and simple linear leaded crystal base – perfect match. I imagine them flanking a low book shelf or cabinet in a den or even a commercial space… how about a bookshop?

Modern Crystal lamps with Fornasetti ex libris shade

This pair is on sale for $1,250 at Bond & Bowery. Click here.

Bau Down to Puzzle Pendants.

This October, lovers of color, fans of shapes, and diehards for puzzles, can get their hands on the Bau Pendant from Normann-Copenhagen. It’s pretty cool. Designed by Vibeke Fonnesberg, this sculptural hanging lamp is a design study in color, composition, and geometry. The design is based on geometric circles that interlock to create a living and organic expression. Made entirely of birch wood, it arrives packed down with an instruction manual for putting together a hanging piece of impressive and functional art. Looks like something destined for the Museum of Modern Art in NYC of Hirshorn in DC!

The Bau Hanging Light Pendant

The Bau Hanging Light Pendant in Large

Black Light.

I’ve always been drawn to lighting fixtures that feature black materials. Like a black shade in a dimmed library or dining room, it creates a mood that can be both relaxing and somewhat sultry. Black shades block the sideways light and allow the light to permeate only the open ends, adding a warm glow and creating interesting shapes and ray’s across a room, wall or side table. I have a floor lamp in my living room with a dark drum shade that flanks the floor to ceiling fireplace wall and highlights an intimate corner. Voila!

The Napoli Bronze Wide Pendant Light is made of eye-catching interlocking ovals made of iron surround a cream linen shade that glows from within.

The Napoli Bronze Wide Pendant Light is made of eye-catching interlocking ovals made of iron surround a cream linen shade that glows from within.

A sleek glass cone that delivers direct and diffused ambient lighting like the Pinnacle Pendant would jazz up any bar or kitchen island.

A sleek glass cone that delivers direct and diffused ambient lighting like the Pinnacle Pendant would jazz up any bar or kitchen island. | Y Lighting

The Cubetto Ceiling LIght is discreet and so neat with the sheer black pressed cube lead crystal outside that is frosted on the inside.

The Cubetto Ceiling LIght is discreet and so neat with the sheer black pressed cube lead crystal outside that is frosted on the inside.

A chrome and black metal framework shade gracefully orbits a white glass diffuser in this out of this world Possini Euro pendant | Lamps Plus

A chrome and black metal framework shade gracefully orbits a white glass diffuser in this out of this world Possini Euro pendant | Lamps Plus

Jazz up your table with this tall black lacquered poly resin accent lamp | Y Lighting

Jazz up your table with this tall black lacquered poly resin accent lamp | Y Lighting

I have a crush on the low voltage 360° Roland Schneifer Ballfinger table lamp in high gloss black. | Velocity Art and Design

I have a crush on the low voltage 360° Roland Schneifer Ballfinger table lamp in high gloss black. | Velocity Art and Design

Every glamourous room could use the black shade with a mustard gold lining and antique brass iron body of the Hadley Floor Lamp

Every glamourous room could use the black shade with a mustard gold lining and antique brass iron body of the Hadley Floor Lamp

The double aluminum Mouille Style wall sconce brings a low key 60's vibe to the den or home office. | Urban Archaeology

The double aluminum Mouille Style wall sconce brings a low key 60's vibe to the den or home office. | Urban Archaeology

Lamps can be so much fun when you place cute animals under glossy black shades like Jonathan does here with his Horse Head Lamp. | Jonathan Adler

Lamps can be so much fun when you place cute animals under glossy black shades like Jonathan does here with his Horse Head Lamp. | Jonathan Adler

The Globe Matters.

Searching endlessly for fantastic lamps should be a part of my job title. My passion for design includes looking the world over for interesting, beautiful, and functional home goods. When I see something I like, the person next to me is most likely going to learn that fact. So here is a fantastic lamp that I wish to voluntarily share with the world.  =)

Bubble Sconce, $4,800 | Matter

Bubble Sconce, $4,800 | Matter

The Bubble Sconce is made from components of the famous thrill-seeking Globe Bubble Chandelier by Matter, NY. This sconce begs to hang upside down but would be a beautiful accent to any wall and space. Hand-blown glass globes and custom hardware are created in a collaborative studio in Brooklyn. Choices for finish includes oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel and 24-karat gold plating. These options are available for the chandelier as well.

Nine-Lamp Globe Bubble Lamp, $14,400 | Matter

Nine-Lamp Globe Bubble Lamp, $14,400 | Matter

Another Matter creation on my hit list is the Tube Chandelier. How cool is this gold-plated brass and Linestra tube hanging lamp?! At 40-inches in height, I imagine it contrasting against a home’s classic winding staircase or a few dotting the ceiling in a hip hotel lobby. London designer Michael Anastassiades designed the Tube Chandelier in 2004  and specializes in limited-edition pieces using materials such as bronze, copper, nickel and marble.

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Pull the Switch Pablo.

Elle Decor featured a product from the Pablo Designs line of lighting. I’m a believer in having the proper lighting in any space and am always looking for interesting yet purposeful pieces. Enter the Link. Designed by Peter Stathis for Pablo Designs, the Link task lamp is a modernized pantograph lamp with a dual purpose handle and LED lighting. Beauty and performance is balanced in this colorful accent lamp. I’ll take one in white or green.

LInk Lamp |  by Pablo Designs

Link Lamp in assorted colors | by Pablo Designs

Link Lamp Profile

Link Lamp Profile

Aerial View of Link Lamp

Aerial View of Link Lamp

Drawing of Link Lamp

Drawing of Link Lamp

And while I’m onto Pablo and “his” terrific products… I’m also keen on two more lamps. They’re different then the typical mix of lamp base topped by typical lamp shade. The Lighthouse lamp looks just like its design intention – a lighthouse. Designed by Pablo Pardo, it has two “shade” options, glass or fabric, and depending on the way the shade is positioned, reflects light up or down and where needed.

The LIghthouse Lamp | by Pablo Designs

The LIghthouse Lamp | by Pablo Designs

Detail of Lighthouse Lamp

Detail of Lighthouse Lamp

Fabric shade for Lighthouse Lamp

Fabric shade for Lighthouse Lamp

Lens detail on LIghthouse Lamp

Lens detail on Lighthouse Lamp

And teetering it all off is the Ilene lamp. Its been around a few years but would be a nice way to dress up your cubicle corner or a guest bedroom. Simply pivoting on its metal spine edge, this woven fabric shade floats atop the base with an adjustable suspension counterweight. I love its simplicity and originality.

The Ilene Table Lamp | by Pablo Designs

The Ilene Table Lamp | by Pablo Designs

Ilene Table Lamp Shade

Ilene Table Lamp Shade

Ilene suspension

Ilene suspension


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