• Three for Thursday: Art Glass Table Lamps

    Glass as a medium is terrifically malleable and adaptable. It can be shaped, colored and made to take on an infinite range of forms. Here are three contemporary art glass table lamps that offer plenty of eye candy and visual appeal. The hand-blown lamp above from Trend Lighting features beautiful...
  • Designer Hilary Sessions Dishes Design with Lamps Plus

    I recently had a chance to sit down with San Francisco based designer and founder of Quarry Hill Design , Hilary Sessions, to chat about what drives her passion for design, what is most inspiring to her and naturally, her latest obsession. LAMPS PLUS : What is the best design advice you ever received...
  • A Colorful LED Chandelier

    New from the Possini Euro Design lighting collection, this LED pendant chandelier is nothing if not eye-catching. The contemporary chandelier look features color-changing LEDs at the center of the pendant. The LEDs illuminate art glass forms at the touch of a remote in hues of green, blue, pink...
  • A Halogen Lamp for Your Fortress of Solitude

    This new accent table lamp somehow reminds me of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. If you don't get the reference, it still makes an eye-catching decor accent! From our contemporary table lamp collection, the design has three cylinders in a brushed aluminum finish. Each offset cylinder has...
  • Roland Simmons Table Lamps

    Ooohhh! That was our first reaction on seeing these luminous new lamp designs. By Wyoming-based designer Roland Simmons , each lamp features hand-cut parchment shades and contemporary profiles. Available in several shapes and shades of colors, they're perfect for giving a room soft, subtle...
  • The Perfect Closet

    Before my musings take us deep within what is usually a windowless space, Happy New Year. Do you think I’m insane to start off the new year discussing closets? Well, I’m not. If you think about it, it’s a perfect time to talk about the perfect closet. No doubt you probably got some...
  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - My Last Post

    Many thanks for reading my posts over the last week. And we've appreciated all of your support, kindness, and enthusiasm for our products, not to mention everyone's e-mails, questions and photos all these years at LAMPS PLUS. Here's to the whole LAMPS PLUS family and I hope to be able...
  • Peek Inside Jonathan Adler's Design Studio

    Design blog Shelter Pop visited Jonathan Adler's design studio recently and ran this cool photo feature . If you love Jonathan Adler lighting and decor designs (I want a Jonathan Adler table lamp !) , this is a fun, behind the scenes look at his design process and workspace.
  • Jonathan Adler Capri Style

    If jet-set is your style, you'll love these retro modern pendant lights from designer Jonathan Adler. These will look great in a kitchen setting, or use them to add a kick of retro contemporary style to a seating area. Pictured to the left is the Capri pendant light in white . It also comes in...
  • Design Your Own Blogged

    Tumblr blogger Mary Cimo gave our Design Your Own tool a whirl and liked what she saw: read about it here . New to the LAMPS PLUS site, Design Your Own Custom Lighting allows you to choose a lamp or fixture base, add a shade pattern, then customize the pattern with colors of your own choosing....
  • Dwell on Design in LA

    Dwell on Design is a three day festival of modern design featuring an exhibition, design conference, home tours and special events. If you're interested in modern design, this is the place to be! The event is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday June 26th, 27th and 28th. Ticket...
  • Five Unique Chairs with Character

    We all need chairs and we all have chairs, but do we really have unique chairs with character? Because our homes reflect our style, I think style should be a major factor in choosing furniture. As such, there are some hot trends in home decor that are reflected in the chairs I have selected. One such...
  • The Light Bulb as Lamp

    This falls into the "things that make you go ahh" category. From George Kovacs , the lamp has a beautifully minimal, clean line and profile. I love the way the shape of the outer glass mimics the frosted bulb that sits within. A beautiful concept beautifully executed. George Kovacs...
  • 4 Pink and Navy Rooms Done Right

    Sometimes you see a room, or an outfit, and think, "I never would have put those colors together." I admit to not having been a huge fan of pink and navy rooms, but it's definitely grown on me. When done right of course. The secret, judging from these spaces, is to maintain relatively straight...
  • Brass Is Back!

    Before you scroll away, let me explain why brass is back. Trust me when I say that I don’t support the use of all brass when I make this proclamation, rather, only the most chic forms of the misunderstood metal will do. I am in full agreement that there is almost nothing worse than chipped and...
  • Flower Power Chandelier

    A pendant chandelier is a great way to add pop to a room. This new design certainly does that, with its sphere of pop art aluminum flowers and colored glass centers. This would like great in a kitchen area or even in a child's bedroom. Go flower power! Blossom Sphere Pendant Chandelier. ...
  • Sculpt Your Own Table Lamp

    I love these new Flexell table lamps . Small wood slats are stacked together to form a flexible piece of art. Create your own unique table lamp with this customizable design. They come in two sizes and finishes, and they're affordable. Bring one home and make it your own! See the Flexell table...
  • Get the Look: Tropical Bedroom Design

    Sultry summer days make me think of how welcome stylish tropical bedrooms would be at night. Now, I’m not professing the “tropical” look of the old Three’s Company, TV set, but rather a design that is timeless and saturated with color. If you think about the bedroom above, everything...
  • Sound Retreat in Turbulent Times

    Running water has long been thought to have soothing effect on mood. It's all-natural, auditory therapy. In these turbulent times nature is a balm for the soul. A wall fountain in the bedroom takes on additional appeal. Especially with the dry indoor air of winter and the impending bustle of December...
  • Get The Look: Coastal Kids Room

    You don’t need to live by the sea to achieve a cute coastal kids room. When I say coastal I suppose I really mean relaxed and inspired by nature. There are no real rules; however, I would base the colors on nature and make sure to include some white to keep the space fresh. Because kids love multiple...
  • Modern Decor Basics: The Louis-Style Acrylic Chair

    I think the Louis-style acrylic chair is a modern design basic. Based on one of the world’s most iconic furniture styles, the classic French chair, it’s been pared-down and redesigned for today’s home. This freshened-up Frenchman is lightweight, takes up very little room and has many...
  • Trendspotting: Copper Lighting and Decor

    Once consider old fashioned, copper lighting and decor started making a serious comeback last year and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in 2013. Copper light fixtures are a great way to infuse a bit of texture or an unexpected moment in your spaces. Whether you introduce a classic...
  • Fresh Looks from Jamie Young

    Another table lamp brand we've fallen in love with are the designs from the Jamie Young Company. Founded by Los Angeles-based artists Jamie Young Jeter and David Jeter, the designs feature details like mouth-blown glass and hand-crafted shades. Other lamps have hand-painted details, like the porcelain...
  • Karim Rashid's Pad

    The Times Online has a photo gallery up about designer Karim Rashid’s Manhattan loft apartment in Chelsea. Poured resin floor, ultra-modern furnishings... Karim Rashid lighting . Hey, how come you never see a TV in these kinds of shots?
  • Swingin' LED Wall Lighting

    Need lighting power that's easy to install? This plug-in style double LED wall light should do the trick. Hang it over a desk (as pictured) for reading, or place it over a bedside table or bed headboard. The lights can be individually controlled and all you have to do to install it is to mount...
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