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Profile on Kozo Lamp: The Desk Collection

Industrial Desk Lamp

Kozo Lamp is a lighting company that uses industrial piping as their styling for light pieces. They hand make the lights, up cycling galvanized iron piping and parts. Each light even has a tap knob that is used to turn the light on and off. They have pendant lights, wall lights, accent lighting for shelves, and floor and table lamps. Here are some examples from their desk lamp collection.

Kozo Man Lamp

Iron Desk Lamp

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Lace Sculptures: Brownehsieh’s Pendant Lights

Lace Lights

In our 2 DIY Lace Lighting Projects post we highlighted the DIY project that used lace and a large ball/ balloon to create a delicate lace pendant light. The lace is wrapped around the balloon/ball and the clear drying glue is then applied to harden the lace – and then the ball or balloon is popped and removed.

Here we have a different version done by brownehsieh (site no longer available). Once again the light shades are made out of lace, but this time instead of creating a whole sphere, only a part of it is made. The finished pieces are these elegant, almost gothic like, pendant light shades.

Handmade Lace Lights

Handmade Lace Lights

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Color Your Rooms With The Philips Mood Light Collection

Philips Mood Lighting With mood lights you can light the room with yellow sunshine when it grey outside, or paint the walls with a leafy green light to create a nature like setting. A popular choice is the Philips mood light collection.

Philips LivingColors LED Mood Light

The favorite out of the collection is their LivingColors LED Mood Light Lamp. It can produce up to 16 million different shades of colors, by scrolling the color wheel on the remote control. With the remote you can also control the brightness and saturation of the light. It is powered by 7 LED lights and has 2 light settings: 1) your color choice or 2) automatic mode where the lamp fades through the colors. The lamp has a modern design – a translucent sphere, and the cone shape interior design draws heat away from the LEDs allowing it to last longer.

You can also find this same Philips LED mood light design as a wall light, ceiling light and floor lamp. Here is an example of it as a ceiling light. The same features apply to the LED Lamp above – changing colors, remote control, etc.

Philips LivingColors Ceiling Light

Philips LivingColors Ceiling Light

There is a cone shaped version of the light too, named Conic

Philips Conic Mood Lamp

Philips Conic Mood Lamp

You can find both the ceiling light and the Conic mood lamp at the Philips UK Amazon Store.

LED Flowers

Here is something different: a color changing vase. The Philips LUMIWARE Vase has 8 light colors to choose from, or can be set onto a continuous loop to cycle through all of the colors. You have the option to plug it in or make use of the battery power which lasts up to 12 hours. It is waterproof so you can fill it up with water and it works outdoors too.

Philips Lumiware LED Vase

Philips Lumiware LED Vase

Philips LED Table Lanterns

Lastly we have the Philips Imageo which are LED color changing table lanterns. It is cheapest out of all of the Philips mood lights, at $44. It comes as a set of two, and they can be plugged into the base station or taken around as lanterns as they are also battery powered. They make for great kids night light, which they can also take to the bathroom in the middle of the night as most kids won’t be able to reach the light switch.

Philips Imageo LED Lamps

Philips Imageo LED Lamps

You can buy the Philips LED Vase and Imageo Lanterns here

A great alternative to a complete mood lamp is to use these remote control light bulbs that you can plug into a normal light socket.

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Design Style Guide: Designer Italian Lighting

Italians are known for their high regard for quality in terms of manufacturing products that not only perform its function well but also speaks volumes about the Italians’ rich background in design and the arts. This can be seen in many products that come from Italy, from their suits to designer Italian lighting brands such as Foscarini or Axolight. People attribute this sense of style to the renaissance period which is believed to have started in Italy. This art movement inspired people to tap their creative minds and come up with creations that can truly make a change in the world. Art become highly regarded during that period.

Designer Italian Lighting

It comes as no surprise that Italians can create impressively stunning pieces of art that not only includes paintings, sculptures and the like, but also in other in other disciplines such as industrial design. Italian light fixtures in particular, are the most sought-after pieces for well designed residential and commercial spaces. From Italian wall lights, floor lamps, lanterns and chandeliers, the Italians can create pieces with grace and finesse.

One fine example is the Murano Chandelier, which rose to prominence as the Italians made use of hand-blown glass for the dangling, sparkling pieces of the chandelier. Even to this day, the underlying principles in crafting objects with Murano glass is still in effect, if not improved with more complex designs and varieties.

murano chandelier

Many brands have emerged in the past few decades, continuing the long-standing tradition of designer Italian lighting. Foscarini and Axolight are just two of the many companies that continue the design sensibilities of the Italians in the early 1900s. These popular Italian lighting designer brands not only continue what the makers from the past have perfected so well, but have also come to realize the importance of emerging technology and integration of these two to form unique lighting techniques.

Modern Italian Lighting

Foscarini Lighting Fixtures

Foscarini Italian Desk Light

Foscarini Italian pendant lights



The Axolight SubZero Collection

Axolight Italian Ceiling Lights

There is a wide range of Italian designer lighting brands that can be bought online at shops such as or

chandelier photo: jenza

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Designer Profile: George Kovacs Bathroom Lighting

George Kovacs is an Italian born lighting designer and under his brand name there are 41 collections. There are pendant lights, ceiling lights, table and floor lamps as well as a range of bathroom lights, all of which have a mid-century design style. As the light fixtures have a timeless design, they will look at home in any modern décor setting. George Kovacs bathroom lighting consists of a range of high quality sconces, wall and ceiling lights.

The Bath Art Collection has a number of bathroom vanity lighting fixtures. There are vertical and horizontal sconces that will provide even lighting around a mirror. The ideal layout would be to have one vertical sconce on each side of the mirror and a horizontal George Kovacs wall sconce attached right above the mirror.

The George Kavocs Bath Art Lighting Collection

The Bath Art Collection at

The Street Light Collection features a number of wall lights ranging from 1 to 4 bulbs. A modern collection with the infusion of industrial and gaslight design.

The George Kovacs Street Light Collection

The Street Light Collection at 

The Pocket Collection by George Kovacs Lighting has simple yet elegant bathroom light fixtures. This modern lighting collection comes in light strips of 1 to 5 light bulbs, making them suitable for small or large bathrooms.

The George Kovacs Pocket Lighting Collection

The Pocket Collection at

George Kovacs bathroom lighting fixtures can be bought at Lighting Direct or at YLighting. These high quality bathroom light fixtures (prices range from $100 to $400) would be ideal for anyone looking to upgrade the look and feel of their bathroom. For more on bathroom lighting design (from vanity lighting, shower lighting ideas, to modern bathroom lighting) have a look at our other posts here: bathroom lighting ideas.

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Sleek Brazilian Design: A Modern Designer Desk Lamp

Brazilian Desk Lamp

The bright and striking colors are what really makes this modern designer desk lamp stand out. Then there is that soft dented textured. The Batucada collection is a truly Brazilian infused lamp. Designed by Brunno Jahara and manufactured by Vialight.

“Batucada stands for a percussion rhythm of Brazilian carnival parties, where many instruments are made of cans or tin pots.” – Brunno Jahara

Brazilian Desk Lamp

Brazilian Desk Lamp

Each aluminum piece is hand hammered, making each lamp is unique. The Batucada collection includes purple, black, green and bronze versions of the modern desk lamp.

source: The Designer Pad

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