Friday, October 23, 2009

A Two Million Year Old Lamp? Well...

Add a little excitement to your living room with the wild Uttermost Tamil Musicians Table Lamp. The musicians sit atop an elephant as they ride below the rectangular linen box shade. The base is finished in an olive bronze with a verdigris glaze to make this piece a charming addition to any room.

The musicians featured are part of the Tamil people - an ethnic group native to India and Sri Lanka with a recorded history dating back more than two million years. With a classical music tradition that is shared throughout Southern India, the Tamil musicians are a strong aspect of the culture.

With all that history, the table lamp is sure to be a crowd pleaser, but if the lamp itself isn't cool enough for you, at least the cultural lessons that come along with it are something to tell your friends about!

Shedding some light...

Channel your inner chef with this chic hand-blown glass pendant light that looks just like the heat lamps used in trendy restaurants. The downward lighting design of the Tommy S Pendant by De Majo sheds a flow onto tabletops using refreshingly crisp and clean lines. The clear glass shade and chrome fittings are subtle in comparison to the dramatic, but classic shape of the lamp.

And with a hand-blown glass design, this glass pendant is sure to awe others regardless of what delicious food it is illuminating - although, we're sure the food you've cooked up is undoubtedly delicious.

And the best part? The lamp accepts an energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp, so you can save the environment and have a great lamp all at once. Whoever said multi-tasking was hard clearly never had a De Majo lamp!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Sconces are making their way back into the world of contemporary lighting and thank goodness because it’s about time you changed up those lighting fixtures. There really is light at the end of the tunnel.

Upgrade to
Cubox 4 Wall Sconce by Illuminating Experiences and at yet another international piece to the repertoire. Italian design studio, Laser Illuminazione, presents the Cubox collection of luminous cased opal glass cubes. The frames are finished in an industrial silver powder coat with details in polished chrome.

Need another reason why? Sometimes it pays to think outside of the box.

Need just one more reason why? No one ever says be there and be circle.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Killing two birds with one stone…with a lampshade? This durable lampshade not only adds flair to any table or floor lamp, but it also casts a stunning design on nearby walls. Made with black synthetic fabric, the Innermost cutout Peony Shade is a perfect addition to any room. The modest style of the shade complements the intricate design of the signature Ghost collection. It is the “perfect expression of minimalist baroque – a d├ęcor genre defined by 21st century materials and glam styling.”

The intricate laser cut artwork was created for Innermost by Meiha Tsang and is available in three different sizes. The shade is fully functional and can be used with table or floor lamp bases or as a pendant lamp.