Sometimes all it takes is a subtle, inexpensive alteration to make a room come alive. Take this space, for example:
You see it, don’t you? A giant ball of thick yarn hanging from an otherwise-overlooked chandelier creates just the right amount of drama and movement to make you look twice. I can almost guarantee you have something hangable in your own home that will cost zero bucks for a massive impact.
Why not give it a go?
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Very much in awe of these pendant light fixtures designed by Omar Arbel of Bocci. Can’t decide whether I like them displayed alone or in a cluster. Each has its own organic quality that I’m really drawn to. When hung by itself, it’s so visually subtle and quiet that it allows the room to have a life of its own. Oh but when they are clustered like a pendant chandelier, they become the center stage… everything in the room revolves around the cluster. The floating and almost candle-like effect is mesmerizing. Quote, due to the organic nature of cast glass – hand crafted and inherently imperfect – each piece produced is entirely unique from any other piece, unquote. Well, I beg to differ on the “inherently imperfect” bit. I think they are quite perfect indeed, in all their shining glory – with bruises, bubbles and all.
Posted by Erin | Filed under Inspiration
We’re big fans of MATTER, a New York based shop carrying today’s most talented independent, international and creative designer works. Although you can’t really go wrong with anything that graces their store, my favorite finds are always of the lighting variety.
And after spotting their newest pendants online today, I’ve got three stand-outs in particular that I’m loving in a huge way!:
Quick: Add a balloon, lace doilies, glue and patience to your shopping list.
Sounds like you're prepping for a party, but rather, you'd be prepping for the coolest pendant creation ever. Take a peek at this easy peasy lighting project created by DOS Family (found via More Design, Please), which was inspired by this $850 number at ReMade USA.
Truly amazing, yes? Filing this in my "must create ASAP" folder!
Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
When I discovered these glowing glass orbs by Bocci, I was immediately taken by their scale and simplicity. I love the process offered, creating one of a kind works of art. Whether cast or blown glass, the applied methodology results in a stunning luminarie. Glass as a medium is unlike any other. It begins in a molten state. It is a mixture liquified by heat, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients, and cooling rapidly. The end result is almost unbelievable; a unique object which often possesses varied levels of transparency and texture. Omer Arbel trained as an Architect. He lead a multidisciplinary design studio focused on blurring the boundaries between architecture, industrial design, and materials research. This foundation is evident in this beautiful collection introduced as Bocci's creative director. His emphasis on fine craft and prototyping is present in these unique works of art. "28 is a result of a glass blowing technique whereby air is intermittently blown in and then sucked out of an intermittently heated and then cooled glass matrix. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which houses a low voltage or LED lamp."
14 is a family of low voltage pendants designed to be clustered. Each individual pendant is an articulated cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses a…halogen or LED lamp. The light from the center of the sphere iinteracts with the imperfections, rifts, bruises and bubbles of the cast glass to project a visually rich halo of light. Due to the organic nature of cast glass-hand crafted and inherently imperfect-each piece is entirely unique from any other piece."
A single orb would 'enlighten' any space. When a collection of fixtures is placed together, it creates a dramatic and memorable statement.