These fixtures are subtle and can be directional, and can be connected to dimmer switches to give a range of light from subtly dim to full brightness to illuminate an entire room.
Measure the extension line of the distance from your ceiling down into the space you’d like to light. Take these measurements into consideration when ordering online or in lighting catalogs. Pendant lights are an affordable way to transform your space and beautifully light your home.
When you look at this lamp design it seems as if a strange creature is sliding down a rope. Gently and almost weightlessly, radiating a warm and graceful light. Alien. Available in two different sizes and four variations, as pendant, table, floor lights, and outdoor. The lights are being manufactured and sold by Next, and are be available to purchase since September 2008, designed by Büro für Form.
I really love these 2D designs. You can stick your lamp anywhere you want. You are no longer restricted by the traditional delimma of sticking it on a table or the floor.
Roly-Poly comes from designer Jung Jae Yup and is one of the most playful lamp design we’ve seen. The project is also known as “Zen”, probably because it takes a strong meditative state for one not to be provoked into playing with this lamp.
The textured amber glass torso of this happy pup glows while an inquisitive muzzle points up as if to ask what the next adventure will be. Antiqued brass finish on extremely detailed metal, including an adorable buckle collar and dangling name tag.
The Nymph was designed by Brooklyn-based interior and furniture design company, Site Specific Design. According to the designers, “Body made of a two-part fiberglass mold- white lacquer finish. Light covers made of Corian. Legs 5/8” hollow steel tubes each curve is unique to its location- white powder coat finish.”
For high ceilings and modern décor use recessed lighting: “Can” light fixtures, so called because of the metal recessed “can” that is inserted into the ceiling and the light fixture fits inside.
While too bright of exterior lighting is costly and disturbing to neighbors. Consider installing flood lights at the exterior corners of your home that are motion activated to further deter intruders. Follow the aesthetics and security lighting of your neighborhood for further guidelines as to what to implement at your own home.
It seems even with the modern LED light technology, designers just cannot let go of old designs. Good Night Eileen by Christine Birkhoven is based on the archaic hand-lamp, which was used for illumination moving from one room to another at home in the dark.
In fact, you only need to push on one little thing to make him glow warmly! This humorous accent light is sure to be a conversation piece. Of course, sometimes the conversation gets a little embarrassing for him, so he pulls on his little lampshade. The 13-inch tall lamp uses 15-watt bulbs and is available for the discounted price of $99 from here.
Studio Italia Design’s dramatic Blow Table Lamp is really a sight to behold. The lighting fixture’s centerpiece is a small adjustable 12V lighting head encased inside a blown glass bubble. The light’s direction can be adjusted using a magnet that sits on the outside of its clear glass globe.
The $139 price tag is rather steep IMHO, but then again good ideas are hard to come by, and when they do, they are rarely cheap.
Here’s the coolest lighting I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s called FlapFlap and comes from hopf & wortmann in Germany. Pretty cool, or what do you think? On their site you can read that it’s a limited edition product from 2001, so you probably have to go to eBay or something if you want one.
These unique lighting fixtures out of Germany reuse old dead light bulbs to create dramatic sculptural lamps. Bulbs Unlimited sells kits that let you create fixtures like the ones pictured here from your own recycled bulbs.