Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Light up my life

I have decided that you can't have too many lights. I'm not talking the multiple downlight variety which has been done to death and can look clinical and boring but table lamps, standing lights, hanging lights.

Already we have three in our small living space that are all quite different but give the room a lovely glow at night. Now, while I have been banned from buying any more, there's no harm in looking around, is there?
The Reel Light by English designer Guy Brown, found at the Contemporist.

Simple but symbolic table light called Lucellino by Ingo Maurer from Space furniture.

The driftwood lamp I got from Alfresco Emporium in Collaroy which looks even better when turned on!

Who would have thought tupperware had other uses than for storing food and as an excuse to host a party! This series of Tupperware lights by Frank Criscione was one of 15 finalists in a Greening Design competition run by inhabitat earlier in the year.
For more, check out the Living Edge blog.

A stunning but simple silver squiggle light (my description) jazzes up this 'Biscuit House' in Lyon, France by architect Pierre Minassian. From http://www.e-architect.co.uk/.

A bright yellow (which I hear is the new black) arc standing light adds drama to this kitchen.
Image from Australian furniture makers Jardan.

I love these ostrich feather lights from South African designer Haldane Martin. So much so that I bought the standing lamp version earlier this year! This is a photo of the dining room in his White Nest house. In Australia, Decor and Design in Queensland stocks his designs.
Photo Liezel Strauss.

Australian designers Design by Them weblight made from recycled plastic bags - how cool is that!

I love the beach them with the driftwood-style lamp stand.
From Desire to Inspire; photo Louis Lemaire.


  1. These are fantastic, love the driftwood & recycled plastic bag lamps

  2. roger trebilcockTuesday, June 08, 2010

    Hi , my name is roger and i make driftwood items in plettenberg bay, if you would like to see a selection of the things i make , please check out www.buythesea.co.za


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