I’m loving the useful, little Tokyo lamps by Misewell. The neck and legs are made of recycled steel, each lamp is capped with an oatmeal colored rolled-edge shade. The shade pivots and the neck angle can be adjusted to give the Tokyo the perfect stance. Tokyo I is the petite version of Tokyo II and fits well on most shelves, but both look great on a desk, table, or dresser. Shake it Misewell.
Portland’s Pigeon Toe Ceramics makes these wonderful string lights. There are ten porcelain light shades in a set and you can get them unglazed or glazed with your choice of 15 different colors (shown here in peach). They can be used indoors or out, what a lovely way to light up an outdoor, summer party. Shake it.
I live in an older home so it seems like I am always in need of a place to plug in my phone and laptop. Form Us With Love has designed Plug Lamp for exactly that reason – a lamp with a bonus of an electrical socket. The Plug Lamp’s base is molded and powder coated aluminium with the socket front and center making it a decorative detail. The light itself is concealed by an opal glass shade and the lamp is dimmable. A great concept and a fun design for sure. Shake it.
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The diamond light is a great design by the young swedish designer Eric Therner. It’s imply a light bulb with the form of a diamond. Therner describes the design as “sculptures with a function”. The light uses a small halogen light bulb embedded inside of a glass bulb that has the faceted form of a diamond. When illuminated, the bulb lights up and adds a sparkle to the diamond. It uses a standard bulb and can easily be used in a standard light socket. It retails at $29, what a fun gift. Shake it.
The Plera pendant lamp was designed by Enrico Zanolla. Vivid colors and porcelain combined with wood create a bold, striking design with an uncommon association of materials. Enrico said “Plera means funnel in Friulan, the language spoken in northeastern Italy. The idea was to realize a small suspension lamp which could express minimalism but with the soft touch of the wood in opposition to the cold touch of porcelain…” I’ll have one in each color please. Shake it.
The Fizz Collection of Pendant lights are handblown by designer Joe Ginsberg for Tempo Luxury Home. The unique pendants are irregular in shape and one of a kind. Each one is faintly colored, subtly seeded, letting light organically move about. “When blowing the glass for the Fizz Collection I tried to replicate the effect of watercolors on paper transitioning from opaque to transparent.” Shake it Joe.
Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer Gubi has reissued the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp designed in 1947 by the Swedish architect and designer Greta Grossman. The slender, elegantly curved steel and aluminium lamp maintains most of its original features and is available in five muted shades such as anthracite grey, warm grey, blue-grey, jet black and vintage red. Shake it.
EarthSeaWarrior by Ursala is a great Etsy shop I recently found. She is based in Brooklyn, New York and “specializes in the reconstruction of paleontological artifacts and industrial relics.” I love the vintage lamps she refurbishes. She finds one of a kind lighting, rewires it and adds a colorful, cloth covered cord—revitalizing it into a unique addition to any home or office. And once again I get to say… everything that is old is new again. Shake it.
More great lighting from Rich, Brilliant, Willing. The Excel Chandelier is part of a new series of fixtures made from simple and elegant structures supporting illuminated shades. Excel’s hidden secret is a metallic reflector located inside the shade, which emits a warm light. It’s perfect for low ceilings. Shake it.