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The Spring LED Lamp By Studio Toer

I have showcased Studio Toer before for their lifelike Bronco Dog Lamp. This time around I am taking a look at their Spring LED lamp.

A felt shade surrounds an LED light bulb, while the two steel rods below allow you to angle the light however you want to. “By individually moving the two steel rods up and down the light can be directed up and down and from left to right.” 

Spring LED Felt Wall Lamp

Spring LED Felt Wall Lamp

Spring LED Felt Wall Lamp

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The Bronco Dog Lamp By Studio Toer

Bronco Dog Lamp

This is a cute little lamp – just sitting there like a patient dog. An ingenious part of the design is that the lamp cord acts as part of the leash.

“We almost can’t live without electricity. We are addicted to it for all our daily activities. It keeps us on a leash, like Bronco is dependent on a power-socket to get his energy.”

Made of stainless steel with a leather collar and a cotton hood. Available from Odesi for 285 Euros.

Bronco Dog Lamp

Bronco Dog Lamp

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L&L Ideas Guide: Cool Lighting for Bedrooms

Cool Bedroom Lighting

When looking for cool lighting for bedrooms, ideas range from paper lantern chandeliers and modern mood lamps, to a whole host of simple and easy to do DIY projects.

Creative Paper Lantern Ideas – Because they are so lightweight and inexpensive, paper lanterns can be used for such a wide range of creative, unique and simple bedroom lighting DIY projects. For example, you can take a piece of driftwood or scrap wood and attach it to the wall. Then wrap a small paper lantern around it, creating a light that hangs over the bed. Or how about creating a paper lantern chandelier – this can be done by hanging a number of paper lanterns down from the ceiling and have one pendant light hang down into the middle of the lanterns – creating this whimsical glow in all of the lanterns.

Other paper lantern DIY ideas include creating a fluffy coffee filter pendant light or stylizing a paper lantern with vintage maps, magazine photos, or anything cutouts.

Modern Mood Lamps – By using a mood lamp you can paint the room green, blue or any color to suit your mood. A mood lamp can create all sorts of cool lighting effects for your room – how about washing the walls in yellow when it is grey outside, or a deep red when you want to create a romantic environment? The simplest and most inexpensive way of adding mood lighting to a room is to a buy a remote controlled LED light bulb that changes colors. This can be screwed into any normal lamp shade or even into the ceiling. You can find one through the link on the right.

The mood light in the picture below is the Lune, available at Amazon.

Lune LED Mood Light

Yantouch makes the Jellyfish. It looks like a mix between an iPad and a jellyfish. It even has a gesture based touch pad control. Since it uses LED lights, the color combinations are endless (hundreds of thousands). And like many modern mood lamps you can leave it on your favorite color, or have it automatically cycle through different colors – available here.

Mood Light

Philips has a range of mood lamps, from table and wall lamps to color changing flower vases. You can find the collection in our post here: Philips Mood Light Collection.

Pendant Light Adapters – Recessed lights are great for modern homes. Since the light fixtures are hidden away in the ceiling, this creates a clean look in a room. However, there isn’t much you can do with it in terms of changing the design. But now pendant light adapters changes this. These are pendant lights that simply screw into a normal light socket. This allows you to hang sophisticated pendant lights and choose light shades that suits the décor in the room.

String Lights: Hang up some string lights to create a whimsical and romantic setting in the bedroom. LED string lights produce less heat so you can wrap them in drapes and fabric to create a soft glow, just like in the bedroom below.

Cool Bedroom Lights

Headboard Lighting – One of the ideas from our Romantic Lighting Ideas post was to use lights behind the headboard. This provides soft indirect lighting, ideal for creating a romantic setting. There are a number of ways to make this cool lighting design idea. LED light strips, like the DIODER from IKEA (found here), can be attached to the back of the headboard. There are headboards that have lights installed to the top of them. Or you can even fit lights into the headboard itself, as seen in the picture below. If you plan on using lights behind the headboard, it would be best to use LED lights as they produce less heat than other types of lights.

Panel Lights – In our indirect lighting ideas post, we highlighted the idea of using panels or art pieces and fitting lights behind them. The lights create a gentle glow all around the panel or art piece.

Cove Lighting – Another form of indirect lighting is cove lighting. This is when you install a false ceiling, and the lights sit hidden away bouncing light off of the ceiling and into the room. A simpler way of doing this is to use crown molding. Fit it to the wall a few inches down from the ceiling, creating a gap where lights can sit.

Magnetic Lamps – Want to add a little magical touch to your bedroom? Then have a look at some floating magnet lights here: L&L Look Book: The World Of Floating Magnetic Lamp Designs

DIY Lighting Ideas – DIY projects provide for some unique, creative and cool lighting ideas for bedrooms that are completely affordable and one of a kind.

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Cool Lamp Designs: An LED Pin Art Lamp

LED Pin Art Lamp

Here is a brilliant idea for a fun, unique and cool table lamp. Using a Pin Art/Pinscreen, and 4 LEDs you can make your own artistic lamp, which can easily be personalized. Because you can change what is displayed, this is ideal as a kids night light, retail/restaurant lighting or a unique deck lamp. This Pin Art Lamp is made by FullyInvolvedScientist, and you can follow the guide here on how to make your own.

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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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Unique Candle Gift Ideas: From Baskets, Accessories to Shadow Projectors

Whether it is for a birthday, wedding or a Christmas gift, these unique candle gift ideas will surely delight.

Candle Gift Baskets

The first gift idea is to find a gift set. 100Candles has a range of beautifully put together candle gift sets.

The Hannah candle gift set comes with 6 aromatherapy candles: Ylang-Ylang, lemon, bergamot, Melissa, Lavender, and Sandalwood. All of which come in a fabric covered keepsake box. Available here for $17.99.

Candles Hannah

The Hannah aromatherapy therapy gift set

Beanpod candle gift set

Beanpod's candle gift set

Ever heard of Beanpod’s Candles? They are commonly found backstage at the Oscars and Sundance Film Festival. American made, they are soy wax candles. This gift set from Gourmet Gift Baskets includes 4 Beanpod’s Candles that come in a decorative wooden gift tray.

Extended Candle Gift Basket Ideas

There are also candle gift sets that incorporate more than just candles. Spa gift baskets for example will also come with bath salts, oils, soaps and much more.

Candle Bath Set

The Island Soap Plumeria Hawaiian Bath Set

Another gift set from 100Candles is the Island Soap Plumeria Hawaiian Bath Set. This set includes bath salts, body wash, bath oil, a loofah pad, and a coconut candle shell. It can be bought here for $24.47.

Travel gift set

The Tropical Travel Gift Set

100Candles also has a gift set ideal for people who are always traveling and could use with their own little travel spa kit. This set includes a range of fruit scented lotions and soaps, and a travel candle – available here for $24.47.

Candle Accessories

There are a whole host of accessories that can be given as gifts to candle lovers.

Aromatherapy warmers are a great candle accessory gift. Yankee Candle has a number of oil and wax warmers that will fill a home with a relaxing fragrance available here.

Fragrance warmers

Fragrance warmers

Bath and Body Works has a range of sophisticated candle sleeves like the Zebra and Botanical ones shown in the pictures. They are priced from $3 and upwards depending on the size and style – available here.

candle sleeves

Bath and Body Works Candle Sleeves

decorative candle holder

A decorative candle holder

Soapstone by Yankee Candle is a hand carved, decorative tea light holder. They make for elegant centerpieces and gifts – available here for $9.99.

Candle shade

A candle lamp shade

Here is a unique candle accessory idea – a lamp shade. These decorative shades fit easily over Yankee Candle’s Jar Candles and protect the flame from drafts. They can be bought here for $16.99

Craft Kits

Candle making kit

A beeswax candle making kit

If the person you are buying for likes making crafts or would enjoy learning about making candles, then a DIY candle making kit would be the ideal candle gift idea. You can find one craft kit here on Amazon that teaches people how to make Beeswax Candles.

Scented Candle Gifts

Scented candles are always a popular gift idea. Bath and Body Works has a great selection of 3 wick scented candles here. They go great with the candle sleeves we mentioned early, also available at Bath and Body Works.

Scented candle gifts

Scented candle gifts from Bath and Body Works

Yankee Candle has a collection called Pure Radiance. The range consists of contemporary candles housed in glass vases. The collection also includes distinctive vase holders and candle trays.

Pure Radiance Candles

Pure Radiance Candles

The Pure Radiance Range

The Pure Radiance Range: Candles, Trays and Stands

Bacon candle

The Sizzling Bacon Candle

If you feel like giving a humorous gift have a look into novelty scented candles. Novelty scents can include anything from bacon to beer smelling candles. Here is a bacon version from Think Geek for $15.99.

Personalized candle

A personalized candle

Personalized: A Candle With a Message

Over at Chandlers Candle you can get message or even a picture printed onto a candle.

Luxury Candle Gift Ideas

In our post Creative & Cool Candles: From Projectors to Votive Candle Holders we highlighted these beautiful and unique candle gifts:

Rocking Votives

Rocking Votives are egg like votive candle holders that have a textured exterior and a smooth glazed interior. There is a choice of 15 different glazing colors – available here for $36 each.

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders


Luminology is a collection of porcelain vessels, inspired by backyard fire pits.  They have a unique wick which gives these candles a modern look. They can be bought at Luminology with prices starting from $18.

Luminology Candles

Beautiful candles by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Luminology Candles

A Luminology Candle

Lumen Shadow Projectors

Not technically a candle, but who wouldn’t love to receive these oil lamps as gifts. There are 6 different designs and they can be bought at Adam Frank for $48 each.

Lumen Shadow Projector

Lumen Shadow Projector


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