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Bocci's Series 14 Pendant langles eye-catching four-inch, cast-glass pendants from a cable. a 10-watt bulb inside weach one gives off a soft glow. Shown is the seven-light version, only one of many possible configurations; $1, 924. Interior Illusions, 830 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760-325-0300.
This dramatic Hammerton chandelier takes the contemporary look to sleek new heights; $8,530. The Lighting Showroom, 78-982 Hwy. 111, La Quinta, 760-396-9444.
Inspired by the fabled stone ruins she visited at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, designer Jiun Ho created three new table lamps for Boyd’s Kentfield Collection, including Chenla, shown here; $1,325. All three have a sculptured white glass base and an opaque white linen shade. To the trade at Donghia Showroom, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Ste. G196, Los Angeles, (310) 657-6060.
Mad for Plaid
The You Will Remember table lamp with plaid shantung shade adds a splash of Art Deco pizzazz. The angles of its hand-silver-leafed iron base play off the smooth curves of its acrylic accents; $365. Accessorize Your Home, 72-060 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage, 760-776-1404.
Get Into the Shade
The frosted glass shade of this contemporary table lamp has a raindrop effect. The base — a geometric stack of black polycrylic and spun steel — finishes at the top with dual pull-chain sockets; $195. Accessorize Your Home, 72-060 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage, 760-776-1404.
Who would have guessed? There’s a real crystal chandelier beneath that sheath of industrial white rubber. Designer Tobias Wolf puts the wrap on any traditional ideas of fussy lighting in this exciting new concept; $4,900. www.charlesandmarie.com
The choice is yours: Illuminate only the base — a cylinder of Italian cased glass — or both the base and the lamp’s main bulb, crowned in a snow-white silk shade. A single lamp provides ambient light, while both make a great bedside reading companion. Designed by Deirdre Jordan, Boyd’s Kyoto table lamp was inspired by traditional Japanese cut-paper stencils used on dyed textiles for kimonos. Available in four finishes; $3,834. The coordinating pendant lamp is $4,669. To the trade at Donghia Showroom, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Ste. G196, Los Angeles, (310) 657-6060.
Room to Bloom
From the MoMA Collection, the Lotus MGX table lamp is made in Belgium using 3-D software and topological mathematics to create a light source that echoes the complexity of nature. The sculptural polymide shade tops a chrome-coated, stainless steel base for a high-impact conversation piece standing 21 inches tall; $498. (800) 447-6662, www.moma.org.
An early 1800s Irish Waterford 10-light chandelier impresses with 10, two-tiered crystal arms with crystal bobesches and sterling silver mounts. Adorned with rope crystal scrolls, crystal beaded chains, crystal prisms, and crystal bells, it was converted to electric in the early 1900s; $26,000. Early Lighting, 79-893 Country Club Dr., Ste. 3, Bermuda Dunes, 760-772-0078.
Brighten your bathroom with twice the light. The wall-mounted Olivet has a retro feel and is bright enough to wash, brush, and shave by; $169. (800) 630-7113, www.schoolhouseelectric.com.
Greetings From the Island
Palm leaves lend the flavor of the tropics to this Naples Collection chandelier with a tortoise shell finish; $1,399. The Lighthouse Lighting Showroom, 73-605 Dinah Shore Dr., Ste. 1403, Palm Desert, 760-770-8331.
Sandra Fought of McClellan Lighting Gallery worked with Stone Eagle’s developer and architect to design the property’s custom exterior lights. The Branch Sconce reveals details that enhance the development’s distinctive look and feel — and is a great example of McClellan’s custom fabrication work; prices vary. McClellan Lighting Gallery, 74-869 Joni Dr., Ste. A, Palm Desert, 760-346-9447.
One Inflated Idea
If you’ve been dying to say, “And now for my next trick!” at your party and then pull out something special, the Balloonlamp is it. Transform the mood of a room and dazzle your guests by assembling the kit in a flash. Its contents: an ordinary balloon, a lithium coin battery, and some high-intensity LEDs. One or many will light up your life — for at least 100 hours. A handy on-off switch prolongs its bright life; $25 each. www.charlesandmarie.com.
The Derby surface-mounted cone comes in three finishes with a glass lens in clear or aqua. A twinkle of light shines through the dotted cone; $159. (800) 630-7113, www.schoolhouseelectric.com.
A Beadtime Story
Go for the glitz and the glamour with a waterfall of beaded light with the Lavalier by Thomas Fuchs for Boyd’s Kentfield Collection. Semiprecious stones, crystal, and Venetian beads evoke a dazzling opulence that reflects and refracts every last ray of light. Bring on the bling in two ceiling-mounted sizes; $12,839 and $16,519. To the trade at Donghia Showroom, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Ste. G196, Los Angeles, (310) 657-6060.
A Glass Act
Made by Z Glass Art, this 25-inch square Slump Glass Pendant in amber/sage/bronze is a feast for the eyes above any dining room table; $2,620. McClellan Lighting Gallery, 74-869 Joni Dr., Ste. A, Palm Desert, 760-346-9447.
In the Band
Two aqua bands ring this 1940s-inspiredOtis fixture in satin nickel; $65. (800) 630-7113, www.schoolhouseelectric.com.
If Modern met Art Deco and built a chandelier, it might look something like this one from the Oceana Collection. The satin nickel finish and textured glass combine in an interesting icy effect; $999. The Lighthouse Lighting Showroom, 73-605 Dinah Shore Dr., Ste. 1403, Palm Desert, 760-770-8331.
Two unusual cobalt blue, enamel bands encircle this late 1800s French bronze and crystal-beaded, 12-light chandelier. Eight large bronze swags, a bronze corona, and a bronze finial with clusters of flowers and grapes complete this 48-inch-high piece; $12,900. Early Lighting, 79-893 Country Club Dr., Ste. 3, Bermuda Dunes, 760-772-0078.
It Takes Two
The sculptural element to this double sconce adds a soothing Zen look to any room; $3,960. The Lighting Showroom, 78-982 Hwy. 111, La Quinta, 760-396-9444.