Light The Night: Glowing Hooks, Tables, Even Vases

The days are finally growing longer, bit by bit (there was a hint of daylight left when I got out of work!), but light is still a premium resource. My numerous CFLs and even more numerous sparkly string lights are doing their best, but here are a few new ways to add light to your life..

  • First, we have Lara Knutsen's amazing Light Catcher Vases from Twine. Handmade of "microscopic glass beads (the same material in reflective fabric worn by fire fighters, police, runners, etc) combined with highly iridescent green and purple threads", the vases will reflect any available light, and change throughout the day & night. (She also makes Liquid Light jewelry!)
  • The LED Hook Light from Muji would be perfect for a kid's room. They can carry the hook with them on nighttime trips to the bathroom, and hang the door on the doorknob- so comforting and convenient.
  • I love strings of lights and keep them up all year (adding more during the holidays), but admit that the plugging-in aspects can be annoying and unsightly. These dainty Starry String Lights from Restoration Hardware are battery-powered and have attractive silver or copper wires- so much better than the usual white or outdoor-green options.
  • Capture what little sunlight we've got with the Solvinden light from IKEA. On cloudy days, it will take 12 hours to fully charge, but will then generously give light for 12 hours- seems like a fair deal. I love the idea of it basking then glowing warmly on the windowsill.
  • Daily Furniture Magazine featured Thomas Jenkins' Natta Table/Lamp, an ingenious piece of furniture that fulfills all your bedtime reading needs. A stack of books, a gentle light reflected off the wall, and those darling wooden ball pull cords!

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