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There was a time when I thought Brooklyn designers were going a little overboard with pill and drug-related imagery. Everything seemed to have some sort of prescription drug reference used in an “edgy” way, so I developed a pretty good knee-jerk reaction to pill-related imagery. Despite my hesitance toward that theme, I’m really enjoying these “Pil” pendant lamps from New Zealand’s Designtree studio. Made with hand-turned logs, glass and LED lights, these pendants look as beautiful lit as they do hanging in their off position. You can check out the full range of styles right here, but I think that clear-glass version is just about perfect. xo, grace

Lauren

they’re lovely, and would really look nice in a cluster over a mantle or dining table, hung at different lengths

courtney

i think what makes them different is that it doesn’t have to be a pill. the material choices help it transcend the shape a bit….so it feels warmer, and classy somehow!

Rachel Tatem

They somehow remind me of pills… awesome and wood… that you don’t have to swallow= the most awesome-est pills ever!

Laura

Holy expensive lamps. Way cool though. If this were an installation piece in a gallery with the price tags attached it could be a social commentary on the inflated prices practiced by the pharmaceutical industry. But I doubt it.

If I had a bunch of those in different colors hanging from my ceiling I would feel like I was in a live game of Dr. Mario.

Steven Hoober

They remind me not at all of pills. My first thought was to the shape of the glass. They are like a modern, stylish, woody industrial light. I have a bunch of those, and love how along with the rough cast aluminum and welded steel there’s this lovely glass dome. This is a neat use of that same shape.

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