Chilean designer, Isabel Lecaros, has taken inspiration from the ancient game of “el trompo” or the spinning top to create 3 different lamps carved from wood. The lamps can be used as pendant, bedside or desk lamps and can be adapted to different applications and locations.
These Brecce lamps are contemporary pieces that would fit right into the modern home. Designed by Marco Stefanelli, they are literally “branches” in Italian, made from roughly hewn branches that look like they were just dropped off by a passing lumberjack. The logs are split with a resin encased light that splits like Thor’s lightning.
Giles Godwin-Brown has designed two beautiful modern lamps that are decidedly minimalist. The lamps are two-dimensional, one is wall-mounted and six feet high called Nepa, and Candor is also wall-mounted and made from cotton and timber.
Beautiful Life has both the lamps, so you can get more information
If you are having trouble finding a nightlight that your kids will love, look no further that the Glo Nightlight. It consists of a stand that charges balls of light so that you can pick them up and set them anywhere you want, like a bedside table or a shelf. The Glo Nightlight can also change colours, which can be selected or you can allow the balls to cycle through the different colours available.
The Glo Nightlight measures 8.2 x 8.5 x 9.8-inches, is BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free. There is also a 9v power adapter and the low energy LED base.
Slowly fluorescent light bulbs are becoming harder and harder to find as everyone switches to the energy-efficient, longer lasting compact fluorescent light bulbs. But if you still have some of the older light bulbs and are looking to get rid of them, instead of sending them to the landfill, how about making something practical for the house with them. Like these oil lamps.
I love the Dutch and their interesting sense of style and decor. If there was any city in the world that I could visit repeatedly, it would be Amsterdam. The clogs, the canals, the culture, the food! Before I get distracted by apple pancakes, this is another reason to love the Dutch. Dutch design company, Droog, has taken the lamp and made the packaging part of the design. So instead of discarding the moulded plastic, it is actually the shade, protecting the light bulb. The moulded plastic also has a sticky strip on the back, so you can hang the lamp anywhere, on the wall, the door or the ceiling.
The Gayalux lamp was designed by Xiral Segard and looks like an alien eye ball or a way for our computers to spy on us, but inreality it is an exquisitely designed ball of concrete. Weighing just 5Kg and measuring 26 cm in diameter and 27cm in height, the ball is made from either plain concrete or a black concrete gloss. Made for indoor use only, the lamp takes a compact fluorescent bulb (23W, E27 – 220V, 50 – 60Hz) all for around €340.
Catering to every hunter (psuedo and otherwise), Jason Miller for Design Within Reach (DWR) has come up with rather classy antler lamps for your table, wall and even a pendant lamp. Made from ceramic and fitted with a classic flame bulb, they are sure to be the envy of all your friends. When the lamp is turned on, the light bulb throws shadow of the antler branches against the wall, giving the lamps further dimension.