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Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

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onefortythree

One of the nice things about having a new team member in the office (Hi, Max!) is having a fresh set of opinions, resources and inspirations. Max has suggested some great new blogs and artists lately, and yesterday he directed me to OneFortyThree, a great blog run by a seriously talented couple from Las Vegas….

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Wednesday August 8th, 2012

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strand design

I sometimes see great ideas in garbage bins, but something about NYC in the summer makes me want to stay away from anything found/salvaged because it feels like it’s covered in a thick layer of hot slime. Blech. Thankfully the team at Strand Design doesn’t have my fear of rummaging through reclaimed materials. They use…

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Friday August 3rd, 2012

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acorn by vasiliy butenko

Simple concepts often produce the most beautiful results. Designer Vasiliy Butenko created this Acorn lamp by wrapping cotton rope around a bottle. After the desired shape was formed, Vasiliy bonded all the layers and came up with a lamp design that has plenty of room for a bulb without an internal frame. I love using…

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Thursday July 19th, 2012

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diy lamp kits

I’ll be honest, I’m always a little scared of DIY lamp kits. Mostly because I’m far handier with wood and a hammer than I am with anything electrical. But these simple kits from The Vitrine seem like a great way to dip my toes in the water. These DS Kits assemble in less than ten…

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Tuesday July 17th, 2012

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demijohn lamp

Aside from vintage wooden boxes and fabric, my biggest thrifting weakness is an antique demijohn. I own two that hold branches in my home, but I’m always looking for the perfect green shade to add to my collection. Terrain is carrying some beautiful demijohn pendants that would look gorgeous in just about any home. Hung…

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Friday June 15th, 2012

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vasiliy butenko’s mess light

Speaking of cool lighting, I love this new lighting project from Vasiliy Butenko. Vasiliy set out to create a “messy” form with a strict structure and came up with this aluminum design that has geometric “petals” blooming from the top of the lamp. I think Vasiliy really nailed the messy/structured concept, but you can click…

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worley’s lighting

When summer rolls around all I want to do is hide in a cabin somewhere in the Catskills. Fresh air, the sound of streams and trees as far as the eye can see are all I need. Rental cabin decor tends to run the gamut from super kitschy (chainsaw-carved bears) to super moden, but I’ve…

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Monday June 11th, 2012

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new from egg collective

Egg Collective’s booth at ICFF was easily my favorite, so I’ve been anxiously awaiting more information on their new designs. Their Margot George Chandelier and Hawley Side Table recently debuted online, and I’m completely obsessed with them. They’re geometric and slightly ’70s in the best possible way. I’m still easing back into the work week…

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Friday May 25th, 2012

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icff 2012: lighting

ICFF coverage is coming to a close, so I wanted to get a few last minute favorites in before the week is over. There were some really fantastic new lighting designs this year, so I rounded up my favorites for a lighting extravaganza. If you have the space to hang some of these, please do….

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Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

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icff 2012: geometric designs

It’s time for ICFF again! This year’s show wasn’t quite as packed as years past (in terms of things I wanted to cover), but I definitely spotted some geometric designs that I not only wanted to write about but also hide in my bag and take home. I’m sure this angular trend will wind down…

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Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

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icff 2012: copper + brass

I have to admit that I’m being a bit selfish kicking off today’s trade-show coverage with stories about neon and metal detailing. Mostly because those were my personal favorite trends and ones I’m always dying to see. My first ICFF post includes my favorite booth and pieces from the show, all created by Egg Collecive,…

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Thursday May 17th, 2012

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oh-boya

I’m having a moment with this lamp right now. I don’t know what it is about the shape, but it’s so appealing to me. It could be the love child of Niche Modern pendants and chunky wooden storage vessels. It would be pretty on a side table and perfect for casting a soft glow on…

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Friday May 11th, 2012

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Klimoppe light

A lamp that looks like a flower? Yes, please. The only thing that would make me happier is if the petals were done in an ombre style. Studio Snowpuppe is always coming up with beautiful lighting, and this piece is just as adorable as the rest. Click here to check out the full selection and…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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walter g

Walter G is a new design company created by two school friends from Sydney, Australia. Lauren & Genevieve’s shared love of textiles lead them to quit their day jobs and “follow their hearts to the colorful subcontinent that is India”. Living and working in a town outside of Jaipur called Sanganer for five months, Lauren…

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Friday April 13th, 2012

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brahma lamp

I love lighting that incorporates porcelain in some way. While it can certainly add weight to a piece, it always feels clean, smooth and soft. This new hanging lamp/chandelier is from Pedret Lighting in Barcelona and has shades that are hand-cast at a small artisan workshop on the coast of the Mediterranean. In addition to…

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Tuesday April 10th, 2012

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monty task lamp

I’m crushing pretty hardcore on this table lamp from Jayson Home. I’ve been looking for a vintage version with a marble base forever (can’t find one at my price point), but this crystal base version ($495) is pretty nice, too. I wouldn’t mind reading under this every night and having a pair on either side…

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Friday March 23rd, 2012

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maxhedron

I know I should really let it go, but I can’t loosen my grip on all things geometric. I’m not normally a slave to a particular trend or look, but for some reason trapezoids, triangles and rhombuses really have their hooks in me. So naturally, this amazing geometric light from Bec Brittain is at the…

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Wednesday March 21st, 2012

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ball light

I have a soft spot for designs that remind me of toys.* Something playful, a little childish (in a good way) and shiny always catches my eye. These Ball Lights at Matter would look so cool in a modern home — or even in a more traditional space, if paired with something simple and wooden….

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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erich ginder

I’m a big fan of Erich Ginder‘s work, so I was excited to hear that he’d released a new design. DOT/DASH is a new pendant lamp made from die-cut fabric, nylon rivets and grey cord. Made here in the US, each lamp comes with either a translucent paper backing or an opaque metallic foil (which…

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Wednesday March 14th, 2012

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polyhedrons

We finally made a decision on our office lighting, but I can’t turn off that part of my brain that has been hunting down pendants for months. These steel polyhedron pendants at Restoration Hardware are really stunning and would be dramatic grouped together in different sizes. Though it drives me nuts that lights this big…

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