The Douwes Pendant&Socket Proves Sockets Don’t Have to Be Hidden

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-douwes-pendantsocket-proves-sockets-dont-have-to-be-hidden/menu-douwes-lamp-douwes-socket-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-1-810x642.jpg" alt="The Douwes Pendant&#038;Socket Proves Sockets Don&#8217;t Have to Be Hidden" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=358950" rel="attachment wp-att-358950" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-358950" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-810x1076.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1076" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-810x1076.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-800x1063.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-768x1020.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-500x664.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
The Douwes Pendant&Socket is designed to offer light and electricity over a kitchen table or desk while proving that sockets don’t have to be unattractive. Designed by Studio Lotte Douwes for Menu, the pair (available separately as the Pendant Lamp and Socket) is crafted from sustainably-produced, light grey porcelain that’s minimalist and neutral enough to work in just about any setting that’s in need of overhead light and/or a convenient place to plug-in. With the popularity of open workspaces these days, they’d work great hung above a long co-working table alternating between the two to provide both light and a place to charge laptops. With freestanding desks and even kitchen tables, outlets aren’t readily available making it hard to plug things in. The Douwes Socket brings an attractive flexibility that helps to enhance your work or personal life with additional freedom.
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Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-davidpompa-expands-cantera-rosa-and-copper-ambra-lighting-collection/ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1-810x556.jpg" alt="Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection" /></a>
                                Last year Mexican design brand <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio davidpompa</a> released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they&#8217;ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/events/ambra-pandant-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ambra pendant</a> – which continues the exploration of contrasting materials and proportions.
The pendant boasts an elegant geometrical silhouette with two cylindrical forms made from dusty pink cantera rosa, a volcanic rock made up of volcanic ash and dust, that rests at the end of a brushed copper cylinder. Hanging alone or in a configuration of multiples, the pendant makes for a striking sculptural light.
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Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/suprematic-lighting-and-vase-collection-by-noom/noom-suprematic-lamps-vases-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Noom-Suprematic-Lamps-Vases-1-810x595.jpg" alt="Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM" /></a>
                                Paying homage to Kiev-born artist and founder of the Suprematism art movement Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian design studio <a href="https://www.noom-home.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NOOM</a> created a geometric collection of lighting and vases called Suprematic. Designers Kateryna Sokolova and Arkady Vartanov both live and work in Malevich&#8217;s hometown of Kiev making his art a natural source of inspiration. When designing their first collection, the pair incorporated copper and painted steel, geometric-shaped components that join together to form sculptural structures.
The geometric components in the vases are not only decorative, they help divide and hold the flowers in place for unique arrangement. Even with no flowers, the vases are art objects on display until they’re filled with flowers again. The Suprematic collection recently debuted at Maison&Objet.
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Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/lee-broom-observatory-ldf-1-orion-pendant-black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lee-Broom-Observatory-LDF-1-Orion-Pendant-Black-810x572.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection" /></a>
                                After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom</a> is presenting his third and final installment of his <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Observatory</a> lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures &#8220;that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,&#8221; marking the first time they&#8217;re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/lighting/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collections</a> – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.
Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image). Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions.
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Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-floris-wubben-creates-the-crystal-twist-lighting-collection-out-of-acrylic-stone/crystal-twist-floris-wubben-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Crystal-Twist-Floris-Wubben-1-810x852.jpg" alt="Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone" /></a>
                                The process-focused designs of Amsterdam-based designer <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Floris Wubben</a> have been <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/floris-wubben/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">well documented on Design Milk</a> and his latest work continues teetering on the line between functional objects and works of art. The <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/crystal-twist/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Crystal Twist</a> collection of lighting is composed of HI-MACS acrylic stone that looks as if it&#8217;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZACUJTEyHw"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">popped open like a refrigerated can of dough</a>.
Watch the process: The HI-MACS material is typically used for sleek surfaces, like countertops, but Wubben chose to use it to make lamps with a raw, organic quality. While working on the design he discovered that the material could be torn apart when it was heated. He created a tool that helped tear off the edges of the strips of acrylic stone and then wrapped the warm stone around a mold to create the spiral. To create the lamp, he layered the twisted stone so light would emit through the cracks and highlight the
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Amisol: A Large Pendant Lamp That Actually Takes up a Minimal Amount of Volume

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/amisol-large-pendant-lamp-actually-takes-minimal-amount-volume/amisol-light-daniel-rybakken-5-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Amisol-light-Daniel-Rybakken-5-1-810x1081.jpg" alt="Amisol: A Large Pendant Lamp That Actually Takes up a Minimal Amount of Volume" /></a>
                                Designed by <a href="http://www.danielrybakken.com/Daniel_Rybakken.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Daniel Rybakken</a> for <a href="https://luceplan.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luceplan</a>, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is a large pendant lamp that actually takes up a minimal amount of physical volume. The lighting is made up of a large sheet of translucent white film or metallized mirror membrane that’s been stretched inside its circular frame and a light source that projects light onto the disc to diffuse light or reflect it. Two thin rods connect the elements together. To rotate the disc in angle, one just needs to alter the length and connecting points of the two supporting wires. Balancing proportion and form with a minimalist approach, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is suitable for both residential use and for contract and hospitality sectors.
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BuzziHat: A Hat-Shaped Acoustic Lighting Collection by Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/buzzihat-a-hat-shaped-acoustic-lighting-collection-by-alain-gilles-for-buzzispace/buzzispace_buzzihat-alain-gilles-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/BUZZISPACE_BUZZIHAT-Alain-Gilles-1-810x540.jpg" alt="BuzziHat: A Hat-Shaped Acoustic Lighting Collection by Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace" /></a>
                                <a href="http://buzzi.space/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziSpace</a> continues their <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/BuzziSpace/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">mission</a> to make communal spaces more pleasant, functional, and basically, more fun with their latest release – <a href="http://buzzi.space/buzzihat/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziHat</a>. Designed by Belgian designer <a href="http://www.alaingilles.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alain Gilles</a>, the hat-shaped lighting collection not only provides lighting from above, it also absorbs sound.
It’s recognizable silhouette gives nod to collapsible top hats with an upholstered foam body, metal shade, and ring. The playful lamps come in four sizes to match different spaces and their sonic needs. They’re also customizable with a variety of color and fabric combinations to choose from, along with four finishes – black, white, beige red, and gold – for the metal shade and ring.
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A Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylor for Object/Interface

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-pendant-light-that-doubles-as-a-planter-by-ryan-taylor-for-object-interface/hemisphere-pendant-planter-ryan-taylor-objectinterface-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Hemisphere-Pendant-Planter-Ryan-Taylor-ObjectInterface-1-810x621.jpg" alt="A Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylor for Object/Interface" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s not <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Object/Interface&#8217;s</a> first foray into plantable light fixtures having launched their <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/babylon-overview"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Babylon Light</a> in 2016. The <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/shop/hemisphere-pendant-planter"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hemisphere Pendant Planter</a>, designed by Ryan Taylor, takes the idea for a new spin with a smaller size and new design.
A six inch diameter dome holds plants on the top with the option of cascading down the sides as it grows. On the flip side is a larger dome with an opal glass diffuser that emits a soft glow. The fixture hangs from a brass stem and features a brass component between the hemispheres. The Hemisphere Pendant Planter is available for pre-order now at $329 with shipping beginning in April.
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Noguchi-Inspired Poise Lamps by Sebastian Bergne

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/noguchi-inspired-poise-lamps-by-sebastian-bergne/poise_lamp-sebastian-bergne-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Poise_lamp-Sebastian-Bergne-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Noguchi-Inspired Poise Lamps by Sebastian Bergne" /></a>
                                British designer <a href="http://www.sebastianbergne.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sebastian Bergne&#8217;s</a> lighting series, <a href="http://www.sebastianbergne.com/portfolio/poise/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Poise</a>, utilizes simple materials to create elegant sculptural lights inspired by the work of Isamu Noguchi. Much like Noguchi&#8217;s Akari collection, the Poise lamps transform from flat paper to three-dimensional objects through folding techniques used on basic paper bags. Each light is composed of paper, lead, cord, and stainless steel, with black geometric shades that emit soft directional light similar to those in a photography studio. The finished fixtures, which include a pendant, floor lamp, and table lamp, can easily be described as functional works of art, something that often describes Noguchi&#8217;s work.
Bergne created the lamps for the Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA exhibition, which includes 26 lamps made in collaboration with six designers. The entire collection is on display until January 27, 2019 at The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.
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Front’s Hoop Light Has a Globe Suspended Within a Cage

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fronts-hoop-light-has-a-globe-suspended-within-a-cage/hoop_lighting-front-zero_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Hoop_lighting-Front-Zero_1-810x691.jpg" alt="Front&#8217;s Hoop Light Has a Globe Suspended Within a Cage" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based design studio <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Front</a> recently partnered with Swedish lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero</a> again on a new series of lighting that references a previous pendant fixture called <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/plane-inompe"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plane</a>. The latest, <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/hoop-project"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hoop</a>, features a cage-like structure made of thin colorful wires with an elliptically shaped globe resting inside.
Rings of colorful wire create a simple, delicate form while the translucent diffuser emits light that softly illuminates the inner sides of the rings making the structure appear to glow.
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Louis Poulsen Shares How the Above Pendant Is Made

                                Danish brand <a href="http://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/frontpage/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen</a> is universally known for their iconic lighting, manufacturing some of the most recognizable fixtures in the game. One of their latest fixtures, the <a href="http://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/products/indoor/pendants/above/c-24/c-1422/p-91571"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Above</a> pendant, is well on its way to icon status with its minimalist conical silhouette. Designed by Danish designer <a href="https://odgard.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mads Odgård</a>, the fixture illuminates downward with a soft, even glow thanks to its matte white interior. In this <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Louis Poulsen gives us an inside look at how this beautiful pendant came to life.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/louis-poulsen-shares-how-the-above-pendant-is-made/louis-poulsen-above-mads-odgard-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Louis-Poulsen-Above-Mads-Odgard-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Louis Poulsen Shares How the Above Pendant Is Made" /></a>
                                For generations, Louis Poulsen products have been synonymous with passionate craftsmanship. The right, high-quality materials are paramount to the crafting process, and are formed to reflect, absorb, and reveal to ultimately create products that please the eye and enhance the space, whether they are lit or unlit.
Following Louis Poulsen’s belief that design should shape light, Odgård has taken his knowledge of outdoor lighting and natural ambience
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Wink: A Lighting Collaboration Between Masquespacio and Houtique

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wink-a-lighting-collaboration-between-masquespacio-and-houtique/masquespacio-wink-houtique-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Masquespacio-Wink-Houtique-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Wink: A Lighting Collaboration Between Masquespacio and Houtique" /></a>
                                Spanish creative agency <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Masquespacio</a> worked with <a href="http://houtique.es/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Houtique</a>, a new branch of Really Nice Things, on a pendant light that resembles an eye winking. The idea came to Masquespacio&#8217;s Ana Hernández based on the thought that observation is one of the most critical elements during the design process. Needing to &#8220;see&#8221; and focus on each detail, led her to design <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/wink-houtique/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wink</a>, the cheeky, yet sophisticated light with a row of pink &#8220;eyelashes&#8221;.
The “eye” looks to be winking with its gold half circle referencing the shape of the eye with the pink fringe acting as eyelashes suspended below. The lamp is abstract enough to work as a cool pendant without everyone immediately thinking “eye”, while also offering a fun option in place of a boring light. Photography by Luis Beltran.
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PANTONE Launches First-Ever Lighting Collection with e3light

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/pantone-launches-first-ever-lighting-collection-with-e3light/pantone_lighting-1-castor_pendant/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/PANTONE_Lighting-1-Castor_Pendant-810x685.jpg" alt="PANTONE Launches First-Ever Lighting Collection with e3light" /></a>
                                Color experts <a href="https://www.pantone.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PANTONE</a> have partnered with Danish lighting company <a href="https://www.e3light.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">e3light</a> on a collection of color-focused lighting. <a href="http://lightcolourlive.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PANTONE Light&#8217;s</a> COLL. ONE series brings the simplicity of PANTONE color swatches to six different fixtures. Inspired by e3light&#8217;s Scandinavian roots, the lighting merges functionality with minimalist forms that result in a playful collection.
The Castor Pendant Lamps feature funnel-shaped steel shades with sanded matte finishes that are paired with a glossy white edge. Used alone or hung in a group, the Castor Pendant can work over a dining table, kitchen island, or down a hallway. The Denab Pendants are minimalist E26/E27 sockets with a lacquered covered and white ring attached to a 10 foot fabric covered cable. The Denab comes in six colors and can be paired with the fabric or felt lampshades seen below. The Mintaka and Sargas Lampshades, in fabric or felt, both come with a white metal rim that makes
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Tala Voronoi LED Bulbs Are Mathematically Beautiful

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/tala-voronoi-led-bulbs/voronoi-2-00002/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/VORONOI-2-00002-810x571.jpg" alt="Tala Voronoi LED Bulbs Are Mathematically Beautiful" /></a>
                                The light bulbs of London-based <a href="https://www.talaled.com/store/c6/D_E_S_I_G_N_.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tala</a> are designed to glow bare, organically shaped blown glass lighting fixtures inspired by an unexpected source: the naturally occurring patterns that form overhead in tree canopies, alongside a lone filament snaking around a central column, a mathematical nod to the Fibonacci sequence.

Tala’s design and business practices are guided by the principle of “Conservation Through Beauty”.

Exposed light bulb fixtures offer an interesting decorative dichotomy: they’re somewhat old fashioned when considered in the context of the history of lighting. But increasingly we’re seeing bare bulbs outfitted with LED technology, paired with modern finishes and forms, illuminating contemporary spaces in pendant, floor, or table lighting forms. Tala’s biomimicry in light bulb form reveal a reverence for the natural world and formations, appropriately paired with a bright yet efficient LED filament that should last over 20,000 hours while still putting out between 80-120 lumens (two sizes are available
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Bocci 84 Pendant by Omer Arbel

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/bocci-84-pendant-by-omer-arbel/bocci-84-glass-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Bocci-84-glass-0-810x761.jpg" alt="Bocci 84 Pendant by Omer Arbel" /></a>
                                <a href="http://bocci.ca/84-series/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">84</a> is one of the latest fixtures from Vancouver- and Berlin-based <a href="http://bocci.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bocci</a>, who premiered the piece at this year&#8217;s Euroluce during Salone del Mobile. Designed by Omer Arbel, the piece is made when white glass is poured into a copper mesh basket that&#8217;s then dipped into hot clear glass. Air is blown to help push the white glass through the holes of the mesh so that it&#8217;s suspended within the glass. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece where the mesh has moved and folded differently as the molten glass moves through and around it.
Another result of the handmade production process is the slight variations of the exterior shape, which helps give each pendant their own look. The undulating exterior of the glass magnifies the suspended mesh inside creating beautiful visuals as only glass does. 84 is available in various configurations and comes outfitted with an LED bulb that
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Float Lighting Inspired by Japanese Fishing Floats

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/float-lighting-inspired-by-japanese-fishing-floats/brendan-ravenhill-float-1-cluster/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1-Cluster-810x680.jpg" alt="Float Lighting Inspired by Japanese Fishing Floats" /></a>
                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=311559" rel="attachment wp-att-311559" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-311559" src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster-810x506.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="506" srcset="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster-810x506.jpg 810w, http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster-800x499.jpg 800w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster-768x479.jpg 768w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster-500x312.jpg 500w, http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Brendan-Ravenhill-Float-1a-Cluster.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
Los Angeles-based Brendan Ravenhill Studio expands their lighting collection with a new pendant that’s inspired by Japanese fishing floats and rip tides pulling lobster buoys under water. Float merges clear and sandblasted glass with rope and leather to form a unique pendant that can be hung as single, double, or triple clusters. Float consists of cylinders of borosilicate glass that are joined together to form internal and external shades. The exterior shell gets sandblasted in the center before fading to clear glass at the ends where it’s fused with the internal optic. The pendants are finished with cloth covered electrical cords and knotted rope, which allows you to adjust the angle that the pendant is suspended by moving it along the cloth cord. Brass and leather ceiling hardware are included allowing the fixtures to swing out to a broader location on the ceiling.
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A Clever Pendant Light That Doesn’t Require Hardwiring Your Ceiling

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-clever-pendant-light-that-doesnt-require-hardwiring-your-ceiling/spinne_pendant_kalmar-werkstatten-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/spinne_pendant_Kalmar-Werkstatten-1-810x788.jpg" alt="A Clever Pendant Light That Doesn&#8217;t Require Hardwiring Your Ceiling" /></a>
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Many rooms, especially in older houses, don’t have hardwired ceilings – meaning you’re stuck with floor and table lamps unless you want to spend lots of money on an electrician. At Euroluce 2017, Kalmar Werkstätten is offering up another option with Spinne, a lighting system that gives you the pendant light you’ve been longing for without the need for hardwiring in your ceiling. Spinne was designed by Garth Roberts and Erik Berg Kreider to suspend from your ceiling with the help of one, two, or three simple brackets. The brand’s signature tan textile cable is threaded through metal tubes that guide the cord down the wall and to the designed socket without looking messy or unfinished. The long cord lets you adjust the height of the pendant based on your needs. At the other end of the cord is a cone-shaped glass shade that’s paired with brass, copper, nickel, or
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A Hanging Light Inspired by Bicycle Spokes

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-hanging-light-inspired-by-bicycle-spokes/spokes-large-garcia-cumin-foscarini-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Spokes-Large-Garcia-Cumin-Foscarini-1-810x520.jpg" alt="A Hanging Light Inspired by Bicycle Spokes" /></a>
                                Studio <a href="http://www.garciacumini.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">García Cumini</a> revisited an earlier design for <a href="http://www.foscarini.com/us/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Foscarini</a> and reimagined it at a much grander scale to account for larger, more open plan living and working environments. The linear components of <a href="http://www.foscarini.com/us//en/lamps/suspension/spokes-large.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Spokes Large</a> resemble the spokes of bicycle wheels allowing light to escape through the metal bars.
While visually light in appearance, the lamp puts off dramatic light patterns on the surfaces surrounding it, while also lighting the floor or surface below it thanks to the double LED lighting system.
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Simple Pendants with Geometric Modules

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                                <a href="https://haeng.dk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">HAENG</a> is a Danish brand that launched in 2015 featuring two <a href="https://haeng.dk/collections/all" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">collections</a> of pendant lighting made up of various modules. The geometric modules come in varying materials, like wood, cork, hardened glass, and handmade felt from merino wool, that are combined into eight pre-designed configurations you can buy online. If you happen to be visiting Copenhagen, you can drop by their brand-new concept store where you can customize your very own pendant.
haeng-danish-lighting-2 HAENG comprise two series: Basic, which has modules made of wood and cork, and the HAENG Collection, which are similar to the Basic pendants, but they each include a colorful felt sphere. haeng-danish-lighting-3
HAENG Basic / Birch

HAENG Basic / Birch

HAENG Basic / Oak

HAENG Basic / Oak

HAENG Basic / Wenge

HAENG Basic / Wenge

HAENG Basic / Walnut

HAENG Basic / Walnut

HAENG Collection / BORDEAUX

HAENG Collection / BORDEAUX

HAENG Collection / AZUR

HAENG Collection / AZUR

HAENG Collection / GOLDEN

HAENG Collection / GOLDEN

HAENG Collection / BOTTLE GREEN

HAENG Collection / BOTTLE GREEN

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