Bubble Chandelier

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An illuminating statement on the environment.  Designed by Souda, The Bubble Chandelier is being made through a partnership with Sure We Can, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that runs the only homeless-friendly can redemption center in New York City. The entirety of the plastic bottles used to create the Bubble Chandelier are post-consumer bottles, collected on New York City streets by homeless individuals and people who collect cans. A portion of the proceeds from each light sold will be donated directly to Sure We Can to help improve the conditions of their facility. A venture that makes your home and your heart light up.

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Spotlight On: Wired Furnishings

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Wired furnishings have been trending for years, but with this season’s brightly-colored and candy-coated hues, it’s hard not to take notice. Here are a few statement makers we’ve spotted that are worth a second glance! (Can you guess which two amazing deals are less than $30?):

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Bright Idea: Spotlight Your Table

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When I think of summer dinners, I think of fresh ingredients, slow eating and casual, long conversations. The days seem longer – less frenzied and rushed – leaving plenty of space for leisurely chats and open invitations. And of course, little nights feels more summery than al fresco dining on a patio surrounded by fresh air and leafy greens. Yet sometimes, summer heat sets in and the evening meal calls for the comfort of a luxurious A/C unit, al fresco or not.

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Spotted: Paper Notes Chandelier

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Unexpected lighting is one of my favorite statement makers for any space, so when I spotted the paper notes chandelier in the photo above, I immediately began searching for DIY instructions. Because surely this beauty is a homemade piece, right? Wrong.

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Robert Sonneman LED

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A beautiful introduction by award winning designer Robert Sonneman, the Quattro LED lighting collection recalls the iconic, classic work of Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld, forces in the Dutch De Stijl art and design movement from 1917 to 1928. Modern brightly colored rectilinear forms of red, yellow, black and blue,  With the added benefit of dim-able energy efficient flat panel LED lamping, I believe these are destined to be instant classics.

“Glare-Free LED Flat Panel Technology. Quattro™ produces 25% more brightness, glare-free,from 25% less power than conventional LED task lamps. Quattro’s™ ultra-bright, glare-free illumination comes from its revolutionary LED Flat Panel technology. The flat panel eliminates the hot spots and multiple shadows that most LED lamps produce from multiple point sources of light, each of which creates a separate shadow. A uniform light source is generated by projecting Nichia LED illumination across a large surface of advanced optical films that focus and direct the light toward its objective, reducing sidelight that causes glare. The result is; more light on what you want to see and less unwanted light in your eyes.”

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