A while back FLOS offered me a light fixture to try, I absolutely could not say no. FLOS is one of the coolest lighting companies there is. I have to admit I had not heard of the light before and now I’m kicking myself for not having known about it sooner. Designed and created in Italy, AIM is a uniquely minimalist suspended light designed by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. In their own words, AIM is a “new type of lamp that is naturally positioned in space – like a plant – with long cables providing maximum freedom to adjust the direction and height of the light source.” Similar to hanging vines, the long, free wires allow for “infinite adjustability” while providing a sense of the natural, as the wires seem to “develop and grow like branches or climbing plants”. AIM also uses warm LED, meaning that it is a very low energy consumption lamp.
When the light finally arrived I was SO excited to get it installed. Knowing I was getting 1 fixture, the only place I thought I could put it was in my bedroom as it’s the only room besides my dining room and dressing room with an overhead fixture (stupid old house with bad wiring!). But when I unwrapped the light I realized it was larger than I had expected, and even more gorgeous in person. I went with black, and it’s a matte finish! *sigh* (It also comes in white and polished aluminum). My husband, who is thankfully quite the handyman, suggested we put it in the corner of our living room, and he would wire a plug to the end of it so we could plug it in to the wall but mount it to the ceiling so it looked like it was wired up there. GENIUS! We both LOVE the AIM. It looks incredible in the living room. I can imagine a few of these grouped together over a dining table, or over a large desk. A few hanging in a staircase would be cool too.
This post is in partnership with FLOS USA but all opinions are my own.
I’m totally in love with the pendant lights in these photos. Ok, the kitchen, dining table and chairs too.
(Via Prue Ruscoe‘s portfolio)
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned my lighting obsession (lamp trampness) and blogged some pendants bedside.Today I thought I’d feature a round-up of one of my favourite light fixtures – Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant. OMG this light fixture is HOT. The gorgeous copper colour (forget the bronze or the mirror ball, it’s got to be copper), the reflective shine, the simplicity….it’s to die for. And I don’t own one. YET. But I will. Because I have to.
studiobaki via Bo Bedre
When devouring the portfolio of photographer Jonas Ingerstedt the other day, I found a few photos with elements I wanted to take note of.
I love wood left in its natural state – even plywood. This wall of shelving is so simple. LOVE!
I am a little distracted by the really cool Magis chairs but after wiping off my drool I noticed the rod along the ceiling – awesome minimalist idea for basic lighting.
And speaking of lighting, I’m still smitten with bare bulb light fixtures, and hanging them in this set-up is really creative. Especially when highlighting objects directly below.