Automata Design

Supercool. We were sent a link to Automata and have been trying to grasp these lights ever since. An Australian company started by designer Paul Gurry, Automata sells pendant lamps that you put together from multiple, slotted pieces that are shippped flat and can be assembled in about 30 minutes.

The results are amazing - at least in their photographs - as the interplay between light and dark is remarkable and the dramatic effect unique. Prices run between $95 and $185, which isn't bad. Contact:, Jennifer!) MGR