- Lately we've noticed a resurgent love affair with the lightbulb. Whether it's unique shades acting as a glowing showcase or the bare bulbs themselves, we dig this look.
Cozy in Grey, by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen, plays with the look of light through the "beauty and changing reflections" of glass, which is mouthblown with a textile cord (also comes in a milky white to set the mood). Muuto's growing collection brings modern Scandinavian design to the fore, introducing a range of work—lighting, furniture, and accessories—by new Nordic talents.
Not to over-hype Muuto, but I also covet this soft silicone pendant lamp, designed by Form Us With Love, a Swedish design house. It ships flat, and when you take it out of the box it pops open to its full form, resembling a classic industrial lamp. Genius! And quite a statement piece in the electric blue hue.
- In our March 2012 issue we toured this small Bratislava, Slovak Republic, apartment in the story True Value. Now we're having a look at another hip flat by the same firm, Gut Gut.
- The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.
The aluminum shade of Muuto's Mhy is hand made-and-painted. We were taken with the bold purple hue, but the fixture is also offered in yellow, green, white, black, and red for a mix-and-matchable cluster.