PRETTY THINGS: light bulbs

pretty lightbulbs via au pays des merveilles

Despite – or maybe even thanks to?- the energy saving lamp, designers have been focusing their attention to the classic light bulb for a while, giving it new shapes or putting it in the spotlight with beautiful sockets.  I’ve collected my favorites for you!

  1. With some help from a talented grandmother, you might be able to make your own version of this knitted lamp from byBLINE, no?
  2. If you’ve got some swedish up your sleeve (or google translate on your side) you can figure out how to DIY this golden beauty.
  3. The beautiful Marble Light Collection by studio vit. (source)
  4. Small Spica by Iacoli & McAllister gives a beautiful light bulb all the attention it deserves.
  5. This mint version is my favorite, but Muuto’s E27 pendant lamp is available in many other colors as well.
  6. Noam Rappaport puts the light bulb in the spotlight with just some wood and plastic cables.
  7. I think I featured this one on the blog before, but Ferro Watt produces the most beautiful lightbulbs, based on Edison’s authentic design.  The beautiful packaging is a bonus.
  8. Base is a design from the NUD collection, and nothing more than a lightbulb with a beautiful concrete socket and a cord that comes in 44 colors.
  9. The atelier lamp by Frama is a beautiful twist on the regular lightbulb.  Available here.
  10. Eric Therner’s Diamond Light has been going around the blogosphere for a while, but I had to include this one!  You can buy a similar one here.
  11. This work lamp inspired golden girl is available here, but I have to admit I really like the classic work lamp as a design element too.  (It’s a pity I can’t remember where I have seen this being used…)

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  1. Hanne May 1, 2013

    zalig! echt stuk voor stuk cool
    ‘k wil ook graag eens iets proberen met een lamp en zo ne lange draad, maar dat zal voor tijdens de vakantie zijn…

  2. Jolien May 2, 2013

    I’m in love with number 9!

  3. May 2, 2013

    Ik vind dat zo mooi! Vooral nummer 2 & 9, en 10 is ook wel heel bijzonder!

  4. Marijke May 2, 2013

    Leuk! Nummers 4, 10 en 11 zijn mijn favorieten!

  5. Hannah May 2, 2013

    Number 11 would look great in my hallway and I’ve been looking for a lamp for that location for ever. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Charlotte May 4, 2013

    oh das zo leuk !

  7. archistas May 8, 2013

    Nummer 9 is echt een favoriet! Toffe post :)


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