We were researching energy efficient lighting when we took a bit of a detour and found these attractive hanging lamps made with parchment or wood veneer shades at Eco-Lights.com. We're not sure that these are eco in any substantial way (they do recommend using these with CFL bulbs), but we're smitten with the look of these overhead lamps, alongside the other styles we've included under the jump.... The Nimbus Hanging Lamp is available in six different colours/finishes: Sage, Tangerine, Fuchsia, Pomegranate, Bamboo Veneer, and Zebra Veneer for $239.13.
We also like these Colure III Hanging Lamps. They'd look great hanging over a side table, in a corner or in multiples down a hallway.
The Colure I Hanging Lamp is a wider version of the same lamp above (20"W x 20"D x 9"H shade, and 16"W x 16"D x 9"H shade), available in 8 different colours, and with swag and canopy wiring hardware options.