We've always seen ceiling fans as handy tools that ruin all chances for beautiful ceiling lighting in a space. This fan, the Propeller by Serien Lighting, is both - a serene, diffuse lighting source and a highly functional fan. The Propeller is a design made of transluscent fabric stretched over a wire frame. The frame's shape appears to be somewhat maleable, creating a soft, glowing form.
This fan really is inspiring in that it challenges traditional notions of what a ceiling fan can be! And what a relief that there are great-looking ceiling fans out there after all, as they're a terrific option for cooling off during these hot summer months.
Available through Fad Lighting. (re-edited from 9.25.2006 original post.)