Monday, October 05, 2009

switching subjects

We're currently on the look-out for one, perhaps two, large pendant fixtures for our living room. And, of course, like any good mid-century enthusiast, we LOVE George Nelson's Saucer Bubble Pendant. But we'd also like to step out of the box [and back into our price range] a little.

I ADORE David Trubridge's Floral Hanging Lamp, [have you seen the light patterns created from this beauty? GORGEOUS!!!]. Unfortunately, Edgar is not a fan of exposed light bulbs...

which also knocks out Moooi's Random Pendant...rats.

So, any suggestions? We're open to all shapes, just not all sizes (the bigger the better). We're also particularly interested in supporting up and coming designers...

Update : check out these nifty suggestions via nifty readers...

Jax suggested the Sustainable Chandelier by Julianne's Atelier. Made from plastic cups. Wowzer!

And then another suggestion of the Ikea PS Maskros. I love it via the internet, but I'm curious about how it looks in person. Have you seen it?

Keep 'em coming!

10 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

My price range for affordable modern design: IKEA. I just have to make sure I plan on staying there all day cause it really does take eight hours to go through that store.

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

I like the concept behind these (but could probably make it yourself):
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5697270

But I think these are beautiful, yet unfortunately aren't pendants (I just thought you might like to see them):
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7961750

I think Edgar just needs to get over his aversion to exposed light bulbs so you can get the Floral Hanging Lamp.

Anonymous said...

i've had my eye on this as a possibility for my dining room, above a round glass-top table:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90147465

it's ikea, which i realize is controversial for some. but if that's not an issue, this sure is beautiful ... and the price is right. however, i've yet to see this in person, and would love to see the type of light/patterns it creates.

Jan said...

Hope you receive lots of suggestions - I'll be back if I have a lightbulb moment (or come across something)!

Jen said...

These are all so cool. I have seen the plastic cup chandelier in a lighting shop in SF. It looks awesome but it still looks like cups! I like the floral one the best.

svIslandLady said...

Don't forget to take a glance at etsy to see if there is anything interesting!

TeresaR said...

I love that dandelion-chandelier!

I saw some pretty things at the following, but don't actually know much about designers:
http://www.eurostylelighting.com/chandeliers-category/search.htm

Lauren A. said...

check this website out suzanne!
http://chandeliera.com/

some of these are really cool!

Chey Shelton said...

Hey Suzanne! I've been meaning to comment on this ever since you posted! I don't have any specific lighting to show you, but there is a really great little store in downtown! I highly suggest it, even if it's just to get more ideas!

http://dccheeks.blogspot.com/2009/10/downtown-design.html

Karin said...

Check out my blog if you want to take a look on the Maskros-lamp from IKEA! =)

http://karinspenna.blogg.se/2009/october/draft-okt-19-2009.html