Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pining For Pendants

Unable to fall asleep I'd been laying in bed thinking about mounting 3 black pendant lights over the bathtub we are installing. So I popped an Imovane and hit the internet in search of black pendants while waiting for the sleeping pill to take effect.

Within minutes I'd found over a dozen and knew I had to share!

First are the Tom Dixon 'Beat' & 'Stout' pendants that where keeping me from sleep:

Others I loved:

David Trubridge - Coral Pendant

Bestlite & Jielde

These Jake Phipps 'Jeeves and Wooster' top hat and bowler hat pendants are fantastic! I wore a bowler back in the day when I was 20. It was so very long ago. Be sure to check out Jake's sculptural ambient 'Fibonacci' lights and his 'Orson' chair.

More Tom Dixon pendants:

Cecilie Manz's Caravaggio pendant with it's shot of red is sublime:

Cecilie has added a large and small pendant to the Caravaggio lighting line:

This fiber-optic pendant from Refer + Staer is so pretty and would practically disappear during the day. Why does it make me think of the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'?

The modern Mikado:

Christian Ræder designed 'The Joker' in 1970 where it won 1st prize at the Scandianavian Lighting fair. It was relaunced in 2008:

The wee boy looks so comfy!

I'll end the blog with a new favorite and one's I know my husband would love. These pendants are fabricated from used transmission parts and available through Nimli:

This is what keeps me awake at night.

Final words:  Lighting must never be a wallflower. - me



  1. wow. I didn't know I could love black pendants so much. My favorite is the coral pendant! Love it!

  2. I can relate to the things that keep me awake at night! Thanks for the great lighting post!


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