Archive for the ‘lighting’ Category

The latest issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine features a series of ‘Calderesque’ light fixtures.  The dramatic arrangement of the elements in the fixtures would translate well as pendants, suspended on a cable necklace. 

The photo on the left features a fixture from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio“Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is a  bi-coastal based design studio operating between Seattle and Brooklyn and embracing the best of both coasts. L&G Studio’s aesthetic and design philosophy is a balanced blend of warm minimalism, playful austerity, and simple sophistication.”

The photo on the right features the Helix Variant from lighting designer Bec Brittain & sculptor Hilda Hillstrom  and ” pairs LED lights and brass forms with pigmented jesmonite, illuminating the relationship between planar forms and volume.”



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In mid September 87 exhibitors will meet in Paris for the 25th year for the Biennale Des Antiquaries.

One of the items on exhibit is the Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen. His light fixtures certainly define contemporary design. This would be perfect in my mid-century modern home. Unfortunately, the price tag keeps it out of reach…$16,900.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: I wrote this several days ago…I must have been in a hurry. The first ‘edition’ had two glaring typos…SORRY!!!

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This is a photo of my home town…Kansas City. The Plaza Lights are lit on Thanksgiving night and burn throughout the holiday season. I didn’t make it back to KC this year to see the lights. OH WELL!!! Two years ago we flew home to see the lights…the weekend of an ice storm. We slid our way from the hotel to the Plaza…a white knuckle drive. The Plaza was practically deserted but everyone who braved the ice was in a celebratory mood. It was magical.

To all of my readers throughout the world, thank you for a wonderful year. I’ve had a ball. Next to my computer there are stacks of inspiration just waiting to share with you. We are going to have a great 2010.

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wunderleyThe Wunderley site takes us to a world filled with beautiful items from other cultures. Each is handcrafted by artisans from Morocco and the Middle East. The December Elle Decor features beautiful white lanterns from Wunderley. Unfortunately, the photos on the site are not as interesting as the photos in the magazine. I did find this leather chandelier. I love the simple elements ‘painted’ ( I think) on the leather. This would be a great pattern on my new ‘bone’ bracelets.

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re-surfaceBrooklyn-based artist Donna Brady captures images of the city’s dilapidated buildings and melds them with the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi (acceptance of the process of growth and decay) for her company Re-Surface Design.

“RE-SURFACE produces a range of hand-crafted lighting and interior décor objects with art at heart, and design in mind.

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curreyWe are continuing our ‘Bubble’ theme. Currey & Company is one of the lighting resources for our trade showroom. This chandelier would definitely be a conversation starter in any room.

I love the description:“Tight spiral design in a pendant shape is finished with hand-applied silver leaf and hand-blown glass balls in graduated sizes. SCCCC Delicate blown glass hung on a spiraling metal frame creates a sophisticated pendant with “just right” proportions. The metal frame work is finished in “Contemporary Silver Leaf” to complement the lightness of the glass.”

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stuarthaygarthI think that is a good description of the light fixtures from Stuart Haygarth. I found the featured item in an ad for a trade periodical. It looks like a jumble of shapes, colors and textures…it is called Tide.  Be sure to read the description…very interesting.
I am also linking to the light fixture made of party poppers. This fixture would definitely be a conversation piece where ever it is placed.

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