Look!: Bare Lightbulbs

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No lampshade required. Okay, so these aren't your standard lightbulbs. We're not positive, but they look like they might be carbon filament bulbs. At San Francisco's Salt House restaurant, a series of them hang above the bar area. And over by Union Square, we came across a bare-bulb sconce in a fitting room at Barneys:

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Down the Peninsula, at Menlo Park's Bistro Vida, we really liked the chandeliers throughout the restaurant:

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Maybe this isn't a new trend, but it's something we've definitely been noticing a lot more lately.

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