The Art of Lighting Fixtures

A personal gallery of the most beautiful lighting fixtures available online.

July 25, 2005

Floating Glass Pendants

Here is a beautiful floating glass pendant. These would look great in the contemporary kitchen or dining room. They are available from Belami Lighting.

July 17, 2005

Venetian Desk Lamp

This is a hand made Murano glass desk lamp with a tulip shaped shade. It is twelve inches tall. Murano glass from Italy is often considered to be the highest in quality worldwide. Murano is a small island off Venice, where at least half of the population works in the glass industry.

Check out more Venetian glass products at Venetian Glass Art.

Also check out tiffany glass table lamps here.

July 15, 2005

Glass Chandelier Art for your Blue Room

This is a glass chandelier in turquoise and light blue with 117 individual pieces.

It's a creation by Ed Pennebaker. Pennebaker is one of the top 'glassmakers' in the U.S. His glass art has been exhibited at the White House. He has also been named by Early Amercan Homes magazine as "Best Traditional Craftsman". Pennebaker began working with glass in 1980. See his work at The Art Lighting Gallery.

July 09, 2005

The Ambient Orb - Track your stock portfolio with a lamp

This has got to be the hottest innovation in 'lamps'.

The "Ambient Orb" is a small earth-shaped lamp that glows different colors depending on how your stock portfolio is doing. If you are one of those people (like me) who are continuously checking on their stock portfolio during the day and feel compelled to sit on the computer and hit the refresh button, this product would be a good time saver.

The light operates via a wireless network. So there is no need to turn on your computer. The lamp can be moved around to any room in your house. It will glow various shades of green if your portfolio is rising or various shades of red if it is falling.

The lamp would work immediately right out of the box with no configuration necessary. It just needs to be plugged into any standard power outlet like a regular lamp. But it is preprogrammed to receive continuous updates in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. If you would prefer to program it for your specific portfolio, this is easily done through Ambient's website or an 800 number.

Stock portfolio tracking is just one possible application. You can also use it to get automatic weather forecasts or web traffic numbers.

The Ambient Stock Orb light is made with frosted glass housing and the long-life LED's glow in millions of colors.

It costs $149. If you choose to customize it to track your own personal portfolio, it costs an additional $ 7.00 per month for a subscription.

Check out more about this very funky lamp at Amazon .

July 03, 2005

Georgian Lanterns

Georgian Lanterns

Georgian lanterns at their best. This image was created by Martin Moos in Dublin, Ireland, at sunset.