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Starry Light Lamp Collection

The creative team of graphic designer Anna Farkas and interior designer Miklos Batisz has joined forces to produce the Starry Light lamp collection by Anagraphic.

Anna’s thought process was two-fold. Her idea was to create a functional and beautiful pendant light that reflected the starry sky she sees outside her home in Budapest, Hungary. This lightweight, powder coated aluminum lampshade projects a soft, indirect light downward for intimate dinners, and a strong, direct light that shines upward and outward onto the adjacent walls and ceiling above for a celestial view of beauty. Continue reading

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Workstead lighting

Workstead is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based design firm of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechnuehler. The focus of this highly evolved team is on architectural and interior design, lighting and furniture. These fascinating light fixtures are crafted from re-purposed hardware and new steel and brass sockets. The pieces were originally used for industrial workbench lighting that have been reborn into these intriguing yet functional light fixtures. Continue reading

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Blom Lamp

The Blom Table Lamp is an exquisitely designed light fixture that is composed of small petal like pieces. Just like in a flower, the petals gently intertwine to create a beautiful whole. This modern design was inspired by nature and specifically by the process of growth which triggers the emergence of shapes in nature. Continue reading

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CSYS Tall & Task Lights

It is common knowledge that light bulb technology has come a long way. In addition, many of us are concerned about how to properly dispose of fluorescent and incandescent bulbs so as not to harm our fragile environment. A welcome addition to the category of task and floor lights is the JDP CSYS line of environmentally sound, dimmable LED lights that combines innovative design and modern technology. Not only are these lights beautiful to look at, they also provide a warm glow and are energy efficient at only 8w. Continue reading

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Hood Modular Pendant: Mix and Match Lighting

The Hood Modular Pendant is too cool. And I’m not even sure if pendant is an accurate description, nor is chandelier or light. The Hood is something like an interactive light experience. Continue reading

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The Chou Lamp Collection Will Transport You to Ancient China

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Inspired by old 1960s film The World of Suzie Wong, with its depictions of the innumerable ornaments of Hong Kong architecture and design, the Chou Lamp is a reworking of a classic Chinese lantern. Continue reading

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Lampe Oiseau: Light in a Nest

Like a brand new bird cracking its shell or flying off from its nest, Lampe Oiseau is a brilliant pendant design that seems to symbolizes the pull of home and the appeal of leaving. The outer surface of the pendant is completely smooth like the calcified exterior of a shell or freshly-fired pottery. Inside is wood resembling the leaves, twigs, and sticks that birds collect to form the skeleton of their nests. Continue reading

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Juicy Pendants: Basic Elegance

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

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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

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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