Posts Tagged 'lighting'

Lady-Like Lumination.

The Olympics in jolly ‘ol England will be soon be coming to an end… but the UK has another show to stir up some global excitement – of course it’s in the interior design realm of events. Forget the famous flickering flame and the sophisticated fashion of the Dutchess… we’ve got or eyes on the lady-like light fixtures at Rothschild & Bickers who will be exhibiting at world-known interior design professional trade show Decorex in late September.

rothschild bickers lighting pendants glass

Combining traditional techniques with cutting edge design, the talented makers at Rothschild & Bickers use freeform glass to create visual treats at one of the last custom glass shops in England. Paired with the beautiful metal hardware to create stunning silhouettes, these hanging pendants are sure to dress up any bespoke space. Do as the English do. =)

bespoke glass pendants england rothschild and bickers

bespoke glass pendants england rothschild and bickers

Chamber Music.

Holly Hunt has just featured new additions to her much adored {by moi} furniture line. The Chamber Chandelier is now on my top favorite list for ceiling light fixtures. Seems as if I have been specifying lots of ceiling lights as of lately and would love to put this in my concepts rotation. Designed by Allison Berger, this fixtures comes in a plethora of sizes from four glass pendants to twenty one. Also available in a dark amber or brown black patina. Stunning in an entryway, over a dining table, flanking the bed, or centerfold of the large living room. It’s much to my ears.

Holly hunt ceiling chandelier fixture

Holly hunt ceiling chandelier fixture

Holly hunt ceiling chandelier fixture

Holly hunt ceiling chandelier fixture

Punctuation Illumination.

For those of you that could not get those tenses right, or put the apostrophe in the right place. Or like me, love the use of a comma. Edit your interior space with a few exclamation points.. or ampersands, or pound signs. In the mood to win the lottery? Light up your night with the dollar sign. These illuminated punctuation mark lamps by typographic French designer Tabisso include over 20 marks, set in standard black or white color. Just like your 7th grade book report… with all of the typos. School’s almost back IN! Exclamation that!

punctuation illumination lamps

punctuation illumination lamps

Solar Chandelier of Blues and Butterflies.

Butterflies use the sun to get those wings flapping… as does this Virtue of Blue solar chandelier by Dutch artist and designer Jeroen Verhoeven. Beautifully made up of 500 die cut sapphire photovoltaic solar cells in the shape of four different breeds of fluttering butterflies, this is self-sufficient light fixture – gathering light into its wings during the day for a soft glow at night. Hanging gracefully from the ceiling, the delicate shade encircles a glass bulb that’s charged by the suns rays during the day to cast a sultry blue glow after sunset.

VIRTUE OF BLUE
blue butterfly solar chandelier

blue butterfly solar chandelier
Virtue of Blue chandelier is part of a solo exhibit called The Curious Image on display now at London Gallery. If you are in the UK.

A Consortium of Collecting Creatives.

I have to say I feel a familiar vibe with this group of skilled architects who together have started an experimentation on combining light and left over wood. Past times rich in memories of washed up drift wood and crusty shells has now became a symbol of collaboration. The three natives of Texas, New York and Switzerland – alumni of firms like Albert Kahn, Richard Meier and OMA  – are coming up with their own solutions using their skills in proportion, dimensions and assorted lighting elements. Creating sculpture along with illumination The result is pFlume. Up-cycling and uplifting. Turn it on.

P Flume wood lighting sculpture

wood recycle lamp lighting sculpture

wood recycle lamp lighting sculpture

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

 

DIY Holiday Chandelier

Looking for a simple and beautiful way to dress up a chandelier for the holidays? Shades of Light casts a glow on this easy breezy way to get glittery and festive DIY holiday chandelier for the fa la la’s! Just go here to learn more!

 

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.

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

Off The Floor Now Dot Com.

This just in… an online furnishings site now makes it possible for designers to get the same pieces they find on showroom floors through OffTheFloorNow.com. This online members-only showroom brings the designer or consumer a direct purchase of high-end residential furnishing models and discontinued textiles. They will also donate 5% of each purchase to a charitable organization. Get ready for some steep discounts off limited stock from designers and manufactures like Nancy Corzine, Rose Cumming, Gerard, Dessin Fournier and Classic Cloth. Besides, everybody could use a new lamp, wallpaper, center hall table, or accent pillow. Am I Right? =) Get shopping!

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