Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
We’re having a ‘funky lights seem like buses’ kind of time at the moment….as just as we find one fab design light, along comes another one that’s just as good.
So today we can’t help but bring you another lovely light, this time based on the classic computer game, Tetris.
This brilliant Tetris light not only evokes the feel of the classic game, but it also brings with it a tiny bit of game play too. Okay, so it’s not quite like the real thing, but you can take the different shaped blocks apart and rebuild the design of your lamp, which is pretty cool.
The lamp comes with seven multi coloured Tetrominoes which fit together, plus a mains adaptor and cable, and it’s perfect for using on a table.
Firefox have the Tetris lamp in stock for just £29.99 – a worthy investment for die hard Tetris fans.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Amazingly, this Zade table lamp is made from two old plastic bottles and is a brilliant example of recycling in action.
The flower design lamp head is crafted from an empty Lucozade bottle and an Oasis bottle. The bottles are cleaned and sandblasted to create an opaque surface, before being dyed into bold colours.
The lamp itself is both decorative and functional and can be bent and angled to your desired position.
The Zade lamps are made to order and a choice of colours are available. They can be ordered for £69 from Bouf.
Friday, April 5th, 2013
This is a fab table light and a very worthy Fab Friday Bargain!
Designed by German studio, Remember, the cube shaped table light is as much a piece of decorative art as it is a functional light. Bold, bright and colourful, the design will catch your eye whether it’s lit up or turned off.
The lamp holds 49 LED lights inside and has low energy consumption. If you don’t want it on a table, you can even mount it on a wall for a rather funky wall lighting effect.
The candy frost cube light is available from Jasmine Way, where it’s currently reduced to £50.40 (was £63).
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
We love the tripod style of lamps and this particular lamp has a bit of an industrial vibe to it.
It’s sleek and stylish in black and chrome, and is available exclusively online from Urban Outfitters.
Just be careful if you order it as there are two versions – one with a UK plug and one with an EU plug fitting – and you don’t want to end up with the wrong one.
The black tripod lamp is priced at £85.
Monday, January 14th, 2013
Contemporary floor lamp
This floor lamp is a brilliant design!
Although it reminds us of a stacked block tower, the kind a child would make, it’s taken a bit more than child’s play to design this.
The blocks can be rotated to provide light where you need it and are inlaid with a gold colour to provide a nice glow. It’s an unusual and tactile design and the perfect accessory for a contemporary home.
The Gemma floor lamp is available from Fashion For Home.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Contemporary transparent lamp
Who knew a transparent block design lamp could be so appealing?
Designed by Harri Koskinen for Design House Stockholm, this simple but highly effective contemporary table lamp is artistically made from glass. It looks a bit like a giant ice cube with a light bulb encased inside!
The transparent effect is great, but thankfully the light produced when it’s turned on isn’t too harsh or overpowering, so it works well as a table lamp.
Made in Design have the Block lamp table light in stock, priced at £155.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Tokyo based lighting and home accessory company, Di Classe, is renowned for its inspired designs and unusual products.
If it’s contemporary lighting you’re after, then check out their current offers on Bouf – for a limited time you can get 35% off the usual prices.
Auro wooden pendant lamp
The design of the Auro pendant lamp, by Japanese designer Domei Endo, is inspired by the Northern Lights phenomenon. The lamp is made from laminated veneer sourced from a native Japanese cypress tree and it’s available in two sizes.
Forest inspired pendant light
Bring a bit of outside in (sort of..) with this Mini Foresti pendant lamp. The design is inspired by leaves found in forests and, although the greenery is artificial, it can give the impression that you’ve got plants hanging from your ceiling.
Utensil inspired pendant lamp
Here’s a pendant lamp for your kitchen or dining room! The Gita pendant lamp is another design from Domei Endo and features an array of white birch wood spoons and forks hanging from the lamp shade. It’s a fun and contemporary design.
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Are you a fan of typography and fonts?
Typography designs feature in a range of decor, homeware and home accessories, but we particularly like the look of this fab ampersand lamp.
The table lamp is made from powder coated white gloss and it has a striking red braided cable with a transparent switch. It would work well used as a light in various rooms – we can imagine it used on a desk, as a bedside lamp or in a living room, for example.
The ampersand table lamp is designed by Goodwin + Goodwin and available to buy for £124.95.
They also produce lots of other typography inspired products, so we recommend a browse of their store.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
If the darker evenings are suddenly making you realise you could do with more lighting in your home, here are some fab Friday lighting bargains.
All the lamps featured are currently reduced by 20% in the M&S home and furniture event, which runs until the 5th November.
Large floor lamp
The contemporary style of this large curve floor lamp is a firm favourite with us. It’s a lamp that will work in a variety of rooms – your living room, bedroom, study or dining room – and the light is dispersed well from the shade.
Wire work light
This Conran wirework table lamp has all the detail on the base. The metal rods gently curve to form a tapered base, which is visually appealing. The lamp is finished with a white fabric shade, with a grey lining.
Red table lamp
For a lamp that will not only add extra light, but also a good dose of colour, then you can’t beat this red swirl optic table lamp is very striking. The base is made of glass, with a nice swirl effect to it, and it’s finished off with a red shade.
There are lots more home lighting ideas, including table lights and floor lamps, reduced for a limited time over at M&S.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
A while back we featured the somewhat quirky and unusual Jeeves and Wooster pendant lights – aka hats in the guise of lights. Now the black hat designs are back in force, this time used as a wall light and table lamp.
The Jeeves wall light and Jeeves table lamp are both designed by British designer, Jake Phipps.
We rather like the wall light, as it creates the impression of the hat effortlessly floating on the wall. The table lamp is fun too, especially as it looks like the hat just happens to be balanced there, and the anodised gold lining shows up well in this design.
What do you think? Would you use the Jeeves hat lights in your home?
Both the Jeeves wall light and table lamp are available to buy individually from Graham and Green.