• Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Capricorn

    It's time once again for our monthly astrology feature, and this month we wish a happy birthday to Capricorn ! These folks are sensible and organized, and they prefer friends and mates to act accordingly. Capricorn is embarrassed by extravagence and shows of ego. If you want help planning Elton John's...
  • Surf's Up with Giclee Table Lamps

    Summer is here, though with our "June gloom" in the Los Angeles area you might not think so. To get in the spirit of the season, we offer these fun, beach and surfing-themed table lamps. Each features an exclusive pattern design custom printed giclee style on art canvas. Catch a wave and...
  • Fun iPod Speakers

    Looking for an accessory for your iPod? These speakers use LED lights to put on an ever-changeing visual display to the music being played. Just hook them up to your iPod and sit back and watch the show! We tested these at the office on the new Apples in Stereo album (recommended!) and they sound...
  • Modern & Classic Office Decorating Ideas

    When decorating my own office, I turned to my Office Space Pinterest board for inspiration. I knew I wanted something modern but with classic items that will last through the years. Here are two office spaces — one modern, one classic. I could see myself in both! What about you? You can get the...
  • College Dorm Room Decorating

    It's that time of the year where parents and students are putting the final touches on plans that have been years in the making. Part of the planning ahead of move-in day should include creating a comfortable, livable dorm room atmosphere to ease the transition into college life. What qualities can...
  • The New Look in Party Lights

    Lava lights have long been the hit of the party, but new LED technology and other new designs are quickly changing that. One example is this futuristic flatscreen Polygon Phaser party light. The device puts on an ever-changing display of shifting polygons that's as soothing as it is mesmerizing...
  • Three for Thursday: Best Back to School Lighting

    It's that time already, back to school days are here! Here are some lighting ideas that'll make your student more productive no matter if they are in high school, college, or kindergarden. One day they may even thank you! Up first, from our desk lamp collection, this classic architect style...
  • Little Monster Desk Lamps Scream for Halloween

    Get in the Halloween spirit with the Little Monster desk lamp . These furry creatures feature flexible necks, and the LED light can be powered by batteries or USB. Oh, and they come in non-Halloween colors, too. More great orange and black stuff to share ... stay tuned!! For now, browse more energy...
  • The Apple iPad -- Get Ready for Your New Toy

    On Wednesday, Apple announced its "next big thing", the iPad . Even casual gadget fans here in the office were keeping tabs on Gizmodo 's live coverage of the press conference. This morning, I'm picturing thousands of excited iPad owners hunched over their shiny new toys. And I can't...
  • Digital Photos See the Light

    It's pretty amazing where digital screens are popping up these days. This innovative desk lamp design is case in point. It combines a digital photo viewer with a contemporary halogen desk lamp. The viewer will store around a 1,000 photos and can be used with both PCs and Macs. When you get tired...
  • Didn't Get What You Want?

    Did Santa not bring something on your list? Don't let the big man stiff you! We've got our huge January Lighting and Decor Sale going on now through the 24th. You'll find hundreds of deals on lamps, like this Moderne Black Desk Lamp (for only $39.95!), chandeliers, and home accents.
  • Back to School Tips Every Parent Should Read

    "Back to School" is in full swing now, and not just for those headed to college; see last week's post How to Create a Dorm Room Worth Showing Off . For those with younger kids heading back to class, I found some great tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics at this link . The...
  • Roundup: 10 Stylish New LED Desk Lamps

    Do we ever really think much about our desk lamps ? Well, we should. As I write this post I’m taking a moment to silently thank my trusty desk lamp that gets me through the day and throughout the darkness of night. Desk lamps are essential and are very versatile. Investing in a good desk lamp is...
  • Celebrate the New Year with a Red Silk Shade

    Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp . The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year . The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
  • Energy Smart Accent Lamps

    Speaking of accent lamps , stylish little lights are a hot trend. Consider this sleek accent light from George Kovacs ... It also comes in white , green , and red , and uses an energy-efficient fluorescent fixture. Perfect next to the bed for some unexpected flavor. There's also a similar model with...
  • New Designs from an Old Favorite

    When it comes to injecting a little humor into the lighting business, you could always count on George Kovacs . The man who invented the ubiquitous halogen torchiere also gave us the Save Your Marriage wall light and the Wobble, which he would dub "half toy, half lamp." This warm New York Times...
  • What's Up With That Lamp?

    Are you ready for some football??!! A Monday night party??!! OK, so it's actually Monday afternoon, but I still feel like partying because the NFL season is upon us. It's time to celebrate Sundays again! And Monday night. And certain Thursdays, too. So, the other day, in between Brett Favre...
  • Ultra-Adjustable Holtkoetter Task Lighting

    New to LAMPS PLUS ... another superbly-engineered lamp design from Holtkoetter. The Bedside Reading collection features a special adjustable lens that allows you to intensify the halogen light to a smaller point, or widen the spread for more diffuse illumination. The collection includes small and large...
  • Staff Picks: Adam's Gift List

    There's still plenty of time to order in time for Christmas (see John's post on shipping deadlines ). I thought I would offer up three great gift picks: For the romantic in your life ... These pillar candles are scented with fresh currant, great for the winter season. Clearance priced, in-stock...
  • Five Affordable Must-Haves for a Luxurious Decor

    No matter the economy, you don't need a lot of cash to live well. Here are five must-haves that won't break the bank for a luxurious decor: 1. The Perfect Desk Light No matter what the season a good book is great company, but to enjoy it you need a great desk lamp . Pick something that...
  • Kid's Desk Lamps with Character

    Homework is never fun, despite what my sister used to say! But it can seem like less of a chore if done in a bright and inviting room space. Here are some kid's desk lamps that will have your little characters studying in style. Another great plus - these are all under $100. The Little Monster...
  • A Little "Wow" for Your Workspace

    It sure gets dark early now that daylight savings time is over. Keep things bright, cheery, and inspired with something fun and stylish on your desk ! Whether you're slogging through charts and spreadsheets at the office, or just seeing what's new on YouTube at your home computer, here are a...
  • Black and White Room Ideas

    The holidays are just a memory and spring is too far off to give off more than a glimmer of hope. Winter is a long time going this time of year and days blend into a bland repetition of unending routine. There’s no better time to inject a little drama - the good kind - into your life and there’s...
  • Sleek LED

    Sleek is good, and so are LEDs. This nifty design gives you both. The energy efficient LEDs will last 30,000 hours, or (by my reckoning) around 10 years of use at 8 hours a day. The arm pivots and adjusts easily, making this a great design for reading or a computer work desk. And you can select full...
  • Tips for Designing a Functional Office with the Office Stylist

    Sayeh Pezeshki is the office design expert behind The Office Stylist blog. Designing both a functional and stylish office can be a challenge, so we asked Sayeh for a few tips. She even shares a few of her favorite task lights for all different types of offices. LAMPS PLUS: What are 3 of the most important...
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