Juicy Pendants: Basic Elegance

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Hovering like a UFO from the ceiling, the Juicy Pendant is a smooth teardrop of a light designed by Salto & Sigsgaard. Consisting of a wire, cone, and shade section, the pendant distributes diffuse illumination like the classic icons of Mid-Century lighting. Continue reading

Cable light: An unexpected hint of harbor in your home

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I adore ceramic as a material, and Patrick Hartog’s ceramic cable lights made from un-glazed white earthenware are just perfect for our kitchen working area. The way the designer presents the electric cord, wrapped around the ceramic lampshade, is totally to my liking and the finishing touch of the metal ring on top is just perfect. It makes sure that the light is balanced, while it clearly connects to the mooring bollards created from strong metal widely seen on wharves, where Patrick was inspired to bring this beautiful lamp into life. I love me some connection to my country of origin – Greece – in my German home by the woods! Continue reading

Lumio: An amazing illuminated book

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Do you believe in dreams coming true? Perhaps – and hopefully – you believe in magic as well? Then understanding the magnificence characterizing this amazing creation will be easy! Lumio is a portable, rechargeable, powerful and “insanely” beautiful indoor and outdoor light, with the power to illuminate a dinner party while compact enough to fit into a bag! Yes, you heard well. Lumio is a pretty, cordless lamp, which unfolds from the shape of a book, seemingly by magic. As you may have well guessed, “magic” here stands for design excellence with absolute focus on functionality, while celebrating aesthetics. Continue reading

RH Sconce lighting: previous century charm

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Currently in the process of remaking our recently fit glossy white kitchen, dark shades of grey for just one wall and industrial lighting fitted on it seem to dominate my visions. An eternal lover of light and white paint, a simple and effective way of bringing in even more light through reflections, especially when winter approaches, dark tones and atmospheric lighting seem to attract me. When I stumbled upon the classic sconce lighting collection from RH, I felt I might have as well found a very good candidate to fulfill my plans. Continue reading

Nimba Suspension Light: Mystery suspended above your table

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Watch out for it could be aliens hanging no further than above your dining table… or library table, or anywhere for that matter! The Nimba suspension light possibly enforces correlations with what we have been taught to associate UFO’s with: circular light objects suspending in the air. According to the designer, Antoni Arola, Nimba owes its name to being “like the nimbus or aureole of holy images, which may be seen, but are not there”. And I couldn’t agree more, as the association with the unidentified flying object came second to that one of saints. It’s a comforting thought, that of having saints looking after us quietly as we dine, read or simply get together with family and friends. Continue reading

Le Trulle: suspended sculptures of light

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When everyday objects like lamps are transformed into absolute poetry, there is definitely much more coming into our lives than just mere light. Childhood recollections, good moods can be all communicated via an object’s design and this is exactly what Edmondo Testaguzza managed to do, when designing his collection of suspended lamps, carrying the name Le Trulle. They are beautiful ceramic lamps featuring soft lines, total absence of edges, where the upper part is connected to a metal thread shade, all bonded together under the common denominator of total whiteness. Continue reading

Baccarat Highlights 2013: the magic of crystal

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What happens when some of the world’s most famous designers are joined by students of the Lausanne art of school, ECAL in order to translate legends of the past into the language of the present? Even more, what happens when Fernando & Humberto Campana, Louise Campbell, Jean-Marc Gady, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Philippe Nigro and Philippe Stark join forces united under the legendary name of Baccarat? Well, one thing is certain: magic is created. Continue reading

The Everly Collection: Classically Modern

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The Everly collection of pendant lamps possibly owes its name to the fact that when choosing lighting fixtures, going kind of classic is not only a safe choice but also a choice that will ensure durability for years to come. Inspired by the decorative blown glass containers, the Everly collection from Kichler Lighting is made from clear glass, offered in two basic shapes, combined with two types of hardware, making a total of four designs that work well with one another and suitable for satisfying various tastes. Continue reading

Globe Light: A happy couple

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The Globe Light is a versatile pairing of a spherical pendant light plus a concave reflecting plate. The design bounces light off the disc instead of shining directly into a room, giving off a flattering warm and even glow. The lights themselves can also be used alone or clustered, or bounced off another surface to the same effect. Continue reading

Plumen 001Low-Energy Lightbulb + Pharaoh shade + Drop Cap Pendant

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This bright family from lighting specialist Plumen has brought design to an everyday object. The low-energy bulb is a sexed-up version of standard forms in curving lines to form droplet shape that comes in standard mini styles thus suitable for main lights and also lamps. Continue reading