Adding Ambience With Milky White Mood Lighting

Adding Ambience With Milky White Mood Lighting

Mike Tyson
Sep 14, 2011

Are you searching for the perfect minimalist light to modernize your space and be a bold focal point of your room? We love this specific style of lighting which features a milky white, translucent body with the light encased behind it. This way the entire body of the lamp is able to emit light and you get a soft, beautiful glow from the object. We collected some of our favorite examples of this style after the jump for you to consider for your next lighting purchase.

Vondom Planters
These beautiful and enormous outdoor planters would be a perfect addition to the dream backyard or rooftop garden. The pots are built with a "self-watering tube system" and are wheeled for portability. We can only imagine how peaceful it would be to relax poolside by these babies when the sun goes down. And unfortunately due to their prohibitive price point, that must remain only a dream for the time being. Unless there is a reasonable DIY someone can think of?

Toto Cube Lamp
This marvelous cube, however, is another story. It is much more reasonably priced and is just as useful. Make it a bedside table, ottoman, or even a stool. The curved nature of the cube makes it a bit friendlier and comfier than a rigidly angled one. The cube is also suitable for both indoor and outdoor use so it doesn't have to stay inside once the summer months come and the party moves outdoors.

Book Rest Lamp
Going even smaller scale, this light designed by Sang Jin Lee in 2009 is a perfect companion for a bedside reader. Use this light on your bedside table to illuminate your reading and before you drift to sleep, place the book down on the angled lamp to keep your page and then turn off the light. As an added plus, it is on sale right now at the MoMa Design Store.

Origo Lamp
Designed by Eero Aarnio, this large floor lamp is the perfect choice for someone looking for a futuristic light to go with their retro d├ęcor. The lamp's curved body rises to form a handle at it's top which makes it easily portable if you need to arrange it within the house. An additional feature is the dimmer that will allow you to adjust the brightness of the light depending on mood.

Crate and Barrel Marina Table Lamp
Another affordable option is Crate & Barrel's table lamp which features an elegant, tapered shape made from frosted glass. We think it is a bit large to use as a bedside lamp (as shown in one of the photos on Crate & Barrel's website) but it looks very nice in a dining room or even entry way.

IKEA Fado Lamp
And lastly, we end with the far cheapest option of all the lamps: IKEA's Fado. You can enjoy the look for a lot less with this $20 light which is flexible as it is attractive. The spherical glass shape is unique yet due to it's small size, it can be a subtle addition to your room. We had to buy these things in multiples, however, because they look great flanking a couch or in clusters along a wall.

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