Posts Tagged 'pendant'

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

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

Lit Up in The Real World.

Filming has not even begun at Washington DC’s Dupont Circle Real World house. In fact, move in is happening later today or tomorrow (in time for a forth of July fireworks welcome display on the National Mall). Lighting experts are currently placing accent lights all over the exterior and the designers are putting their last touches on the outside dining area. But I’ve has a few peeks inside and found that one of my favorite pendant lights takes center stage in the main living area of the upcoming young casts’ home. We’ll be seeing a lot of the Jonathan Adler Parker Pendant in 2010 (when the show airs on MTV).

Jonathan Adler Parker Pendant

Jonathan Adler Parker Pendant

Two or three of them hang in front of the windows and make a great accent piece for a transitional space. Measuring 7″ wide  by 15″ high and priced under $250, its a great purchase… and I guess to eventually be a poplar one.


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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