Give your living area a taste of nautical flair with the Royal Master Sealight Floor Lamp ($1,525). This solid cast aluminum reproduction of a 19th-century British marine light features a telescopic tripod base, a machine-turned gear mechanism for moving the light head, an included 40W filament bulb for soft, glowing light, and timeless style.
If you love industrial-inspired furniture and fixtures, you'll find the Etsy KOZO3 Designer Desk Lamp ($230) doesn't disappoint. With raw, galvanized iron tubing and a little rust at the joints, this handmade lamp provides illumination with an efficient 20-watt halogen bulb. Just tap the custom-designed on/off switch to provide light at home or in the office, adding a distinctive touch to any room. [Thanks, Jeremy]
Everything old is new again, and if you're you're looking for a one-of-a-kind lamp with a bit of that industrial, steampunk vibe, these Robert Ogden Lamps ($700-$1,200) are worth a closer look. Artisan Robert Ogden collects vintage parts from flea markets, factories, and junk yards, combining them by hand to create these unique desktop and floor lamps (or are they art?).
Turn your ordinary E27 or GU10 lightbulb socket into a source of clean light with the Philips Master LED Bulb ($TBA). Available in warm and cool white, each bulb is rated for 45,000 hours of use — 45 times longer than incandescent, 25 times longer than halogen, and 10 times longer than fluorescent — and offers an energy savings of up to 80%, making them the greenest bulbs you can buy. No pricing yet, but expect these to be Grant-expensive.
Go for an early 1900s look in your living space with the Edison Chandelier ($400). This intricate overhead lighting system is stripped to the bare essentials of wires, sockets, and bulbs, letting the user position the lights how and where they want using bronze-finished cord brackets. Clear bulbs with visible filaments finish the look, which is sure to add character to any setting. [Thanks, Joe]
If you can't get enough of that intoxicating (and sometimes incarcerating) scent, then you'll want to keep one of these around to spark up. With a 60-hour burn time, the Malin + Goetz Cannabis Candle ($52) releases just enough peppery green into the air that it'll get you through any stash droughts.
The Mega Bulb Pendant ($350) by Unique Interieurs offers a retro-spin on overhead lighting. Featuring mouth-blown transparent glass, this overhead light uses a 75 Watt exposed filament lamp for extra cool styling.
The Dear Ingo Lamp ($TBD), which will be known as "the spider lamp" from here on out, is a chandelier made of 16 black metal task lamps. Sure, it's crazy, but it's also kind of awesome. Get your dimmer ready.
If you're going to have candles sitting around, they might as well be black. Baxter of California, in partnership with Joya, has just launched a new series of man-targeted soy wax-based candles called Flammable ($45). Each (black) candle — Cassis Noir, Jasmin Noir, Tubereuse Noire — comes with a custom designed matchbox and a burn time of about 70 hours. As expected, the scents are decidedly masculine.
Hotwicks ($9) definitely aren't your typical candles. With scents like beer, campfire, grass (as in lawn), new car, pancake, pigskin, stripper, popcorn, and the rather scrumptious sounding urinal cake, your place can smell exactly how you want it to. Just be careful with combinations. While beer + grass + pigskin = great gameday memories, beer + hippie + stripper + urinal cake + dryer sheet = that time when you and that weird guy at the airport used your layover in Chicago to get plastered at a strip club, passed out in the bathroom, missed your flight, drove 9 hours home, then tried to cover up the incriminating smell with dryer sheets you bought at the 7-Eleven two blocks from home. Good times.
Looking for a slightly retro way to light your dinner table? The Dane Pendant Lamp ($100) has you covered. The shade features a great-looking Brazilian sandalwood veneer and a built-in diffuser, to make sure the light from the 60-watt bulb gets spread evenly over the area. A translucent cord adds a little extra polish to the simple, modern lighting solution.
Celebrate your youth with this Gold Toy Lamp ($7,780) by Ryan McElhinney. Hand crafted at McElhinney's London studio, the lamp is made from recycled toys which are bonded together, and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer. Made to order, the lamp requires six weeks of lead time. It's worth the wait.