Tag Archives: pendant lights

anastassiades’ artisanal modern lighting


The idea of artisanal lighting may bring to mind a single person studio making sophomoric fixtures for the uninitiated.  This can be further from the truth when it comes to the lighting by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades. For instance, when Ralph … Continue reading

making a shimmering statement with decorative lighting

For statement lighting that literally “rocks”, you can’t go wrong with something like the Petra Bel Air from Wired Custom Lighting.  This thing screams superstar!  Metal squares finished in a distressed gold leaf fall in a random cascade that adds … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading

LampsPlus – shopping for modern residential lighting

Shopping for contemporary lighting is one of the hardest things to do because there is overwhelmingly so much dreadful stuff out there.  So I’m always looking for interesting sources. One of my favorite things to come out of a MODENUS … Continue reading

tamera leigh staten – the annie oakley of contemporary product design

Chicago-based designer Tamera Leigh Staten has conceived the brilliant “Oona” pendants from blown smoky glass and patinated copper and that has me thinking 70’s retro chic.  Although much better made than many of the original postmodern lighting I see today, … Continue reading

metallic raindrops in london

More ABBA than Greta Magnusson Grossman, these  blingy pendants were designed by the duo of Skogsberg & Smart – Magnus Skogsberg and Mimmi Smart – two Swedes relocated to London.  Aren’t these pendants luxury on steroids?  They look like drops … Continue reading

modern silhouettes: the glass pendants of furthurdesign

I recently discovered the modern glass objects designed and made by Manhattan-based glass artist William Couig of furthurdesign.  And of the bowls, vases and other accessories he creates, what really sang to me were his pendants … beautifully crafted and … Continue reading