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Get the Look: 31 Modern Menorahs

Today is the start of the holiday/present season at my house. It is my oldest son’s birthday—he’s 13. Not sure how that happened. But so begins the onslaught of material consumption. Chanukah is in three days. Before I go to bed I’m going to pull out our menorahs so I can start chipping away at last year’s wax drippings (unless by some miracle—’tis the season after all—I cleaned them before returning to the velvet boxes last December.)

We have a few menorahs: the electric one all Jews grew up with, that goes in the window; beautiful modular ones from MoMA that my mother-in-law gave us; a traditional “Tree of LIfe”; a more contemporary version of the tree, from a friend as a wedding gift; a cute metal train I purchased for the boys when they were little; and an artisan-made wrought iron menorah, also from my mother-in-law (who’s not even Jewish by the way, but loves to participate).

There are a number of modern menorahs available, some by Israeli artists, others by contemporary Jewish architects and designers (Jonathan Adler, he’s a Jew). Here are 31 of my best modern menorah finds.

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Copper Rainbow Cord Contemporary Menorahs

Mid Century Menorah Areaware Industrial Menorah

Karim Rashid Contemporary Menorah Flexus Puzzle

Brass Stone Walnut Copper Marble Menorahs

Sterling Silver Menorah Christofle Nambe Brass

Blooming Menorah By Melanie Dankowicz

S H O P P I N G

1 Moooi Menorah, $417

2 Stanley Saitowitz Menorah, $395

3 LED Motherboard Menorah, $14.75

4 Jonathan Adler Skyline Menorah, $165

5 Concrete Menorah, $295

6 Slide Magnet Menorah, $225

7 Industrial Style Copper Menorah, $128

8 Cork Menorah, $75

9 Modern Menorah, $69.99

10 Kinetic Menorah, $199

11 Mid-Century Style Menorah, $14.95

12 Crystal, $32.25

13 Puzzle Menorah, $185

14 Simon Pearce Menorah, $295

15 Areaware Menorah, $150

16 Flexus Menorah, $135

17 Three Part Menorah, $109.95

18 Karim Rashid Menoramorph, $49.95

19 Glass Menorah, $24

20 Lili Menorah, $180

21 Stone Menorah, $158

22 Origami Menorah, $130

23 Ascalon Menorah, $275

24 Pea Menorah, $131.12

25 Walnut & Copper Menorah, $159

26 Sabra Menorah, $149

27 Christofle Menorah, $1,050

28 Nambé Menorah, $160

29 Mariposa Menorah, $157

30  Ian Milne Menorah, $310

31 Blooming Menorah, $245

For more, check out my “Modern Menorahs” collection on Keep.com.

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Get the Look: 48 Pendant Lights Perfect for Hallways

Following up on yesterday’s post Montage: 28 Hallways With Pendants, I’ve rounded up 48 pendant lights that are perfect to use in succession in long (or short) hallways. Good lighting definitely works to improve home ambiance and helps keeps moods lifted, especially in these dark winter months. (As much as I loved Copenhagen, I suppose it’s best I don’t live in Scandinavia.)

I tend to refer to our downstairs as a dungeon (we live on the parlor and lower levels, so to speak), but at least the lower levels house the bedrooms. Thankfully the living room, where my desk (and work sofa!) is has a large bay window that looks onto a lovely urban view of historic buildings, and right now, trees with  lingering red and gold leaves. The ceiling is also rather low, so likely I’ll have to go with flush or semi-flush mount fixtures, but I wanted to provide you with an array of pendants that would enliven more prominent (or humdrum but high) hallways.

Cuing off the styles in yesterday’s post, you can see that pretty much any style of pendant can work. I think I’ve sourced a few of all the examples shown: wicker pendants, copper & brass pendants, schoolhouse pendants, industrial cage pendants, colorful and all black dome pendants, classic lanterns, geo faceted pendants, simple drum pendants, glass pendants (including swirly Murano glass styles), capiz shell pendants, Moroccan style star pendants, globe pendants, and the ever trendy bare bulb fixtures. Inspired yet?

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S H O P P I N G

Shop modern pendant lights from StyleCarrot partners and others. 

1 Udaipur Jute Pendant

2 Cabrillo Wicker Pendant

3 Basket Pendant

4 Beehive Pendant 

5 Axis Collection Mini Pendant 

6 Tiered Lukas Pendant

7 Tamburo Pendant with Stone Copper Foil Glass

8 Baltimore Pendant

9 Rose City Classic Schoolhouse Pendant

10 Buenos Aires Pendant

11 Academy Large Pendant

12 Silver Wire Barrel Pendant

13 Watch Out Pendant

14 Industrial Pendant

15 Work Lamp

16 Unfold Pendant Lamp

17 BB1 Aluminum Pendant

18 Spinning Pendant Lamp

19 MiniSun Curva Dome Ceiling Pendant Light 

20 Tom Dixon Beat Light Pendant

21 BL9M Pendant 

22 Fitzjames Lantern

23 Lucy Collection Pendant

24 Savannah Pendant

25 Knox Frosted Glass Pendant

26 Satori Collection Pendant

27 Tenley Faceted Pendant

28 Penelope Collection Pendant 

29 Fisher Island Merlot Bronze Drum Pendant 

30 Oilo Cylinder Pendant

31 Leone Metallic Glass Pendant

32 Flux Smoke Glass Vintage Pendant

33 Long Lafitte Celadon Seeded Glass Pendant

34 Traditional Shape Glass Pendant Lamp

35 Mulinello Pendant

36 Belle Opal Fusion Jack LED Mini Pendant

37 Meg  Murano Handmade Glass Pendant Lamp

38 Mini-Monty Blue Mini Pendant

39 Capiz Shell Globe Pendant 

40 Fun 1DM Capiz Shell Pendant

41 Star Capiz Shell Pendant

42 Mirrored Star Pendant

43 Battery-Powered Paper Lantern

44 Coral Light

45 C-U C-Me Globe Pendant 

46 NUD Pendant Light Cord

47 Bosonic Ceiling Lamp

48 Plumen Bulbs

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Get the Look: 18 Modern Patio Chairs

Summer’s only half over. There’s still time to get your patio, deck, or balcony in order with a colorful, modern, outdoor chair or two.

Modern Outdoor Patio Chairs

Modern Outdoor Patio Chairs

S H O P P I N G 

1 Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

2 PS 2012 Easy Chair by Wiebke Braasch

3 Edge Stacking Chair by Novague

4 Hot Mesh Chair by Blu Dot

5 Acapulco Chair by Innit Designs

6 ROXÖ Armchair by Ola Wihlborg

7 Transparent Acrylic Dining Chair by Anime

8 Jardine Chair

9 Hee Lounge Chair by Hay & Hee Welling

10 Chair One by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

11 Broom Stacking Chair by Emeco

12 Luxembourg Arm Chair by Fermob

13 Emin Dining Chair by Loll Designs

14 Nicollet Patio Staking Chair

15 Ring Outdoor Mini Chair by La Fuma

16 Aluminum Ghost Chair

17 Farmhouse Chair by Bend Seating

18 Redsmith Dining Chair

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Shop contemporary furniture at A+R >>>

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Sourcing It: 42 Bookends

Following up on yesterday’s painted bookshelves post, it seemed like a good time to run this. When I put this together a few weeks ago, I had just spent the weekend clearing off our living room bookshelves. Not clearing them of books, but the way too many paintings that are stacked three deep, and vases, and magazines that need filing, and the Swedish Lily candlesticks I keep buying on eBay, and so on. I don’t really need bookends, since I have so many books they go from one end to the next, but I’m often tempted by them design-wise. Here’s an array of bookends both functional and beautiful.

S H O P P I N G

1 Sheep Bookend by Zuny, $56 each at Emmo Home.
2 Vintage Jenfred-Ware Brass Bookend by Ben Seibel, $125 at Unica Home.
3 Red Signal Magnetic Bookends, $28 at Chiasso.
4 White Maude Bookends, $39.95 at CB2.
5 Jonathan Adler Dachshund Bookends, $150 at Jonathan Adler.
6 Wood Bottle Bookends, $100 at Uncommon Goods.
7 Indice Bookends by Hiroaki Watanabe, $24 at MoMA Store.
8 Carmen Shoe Bookend by Nima Oberoi for Lunare, $100 at The W Hotels Store.
9 Zack Atlas Bookend, $49.99 at Wayfair.
10 Green/Blue Bookends by Archimede Seguso, $6,500 at BG Galleries.
11 House Bookend, $14.99 at The Container Store.
12 Balloon Dog Bookend by IMM Living, $40 at SFMOMA Museum Store.
13 Stacked Bricks Bookends by Gluekit, $20 at Supermarket.
14 Lemon Elephant Bookshelf by Dwell Studio, $124 at Dwell Studio.
15 Alessi Girotondo Bookend by King Kong, $61 at AllModern.
16 IMAX Vintage Camera Bookends, $59.99 at Wayfair.
17 Pecan and Salvaged Steel Umasi Bookends, $125 each at Umasi, Etsy.
18 Powder Coated Steel Bookends, £3 each at Jasper Morrison Shop.
19 Carl Aubock Bookend Pairs, $625 at Lawson-Fenning, 1st Dibs.
20 Architectural Pottery X/O Bookends by Vessel, $190 at YLiving.
21 Turquoise Agate Bookends, $41.06 at Crystal Age.
22 Knowledge in the Brain Bookends by Karim Rashid, $255 at LA Phil Store.
23 Turquoise Foo Dog Bookend, $119 at Kristy Lee Interiors.
24 Chrome Rollerstop Bookend by Harry Allen, $190 at Greener Grass Design.
25 Coral Bookends by Spisani, $365 at Barneys New York.
26 Petrified Wood Bookends, $148 at Anthropologie.
27 Tan Leather Hippo Bookend by Zuny, $49 at Klassik Living.
28 Patio Stainless Steel Bookends by Blomus, $44 at Gracious Home.
29 Eno Book Ends by Eno & Klaus Hackl, $120 at A+R.
30 Eric Janssen Quote/Unquote Bookends at Eric Janssen.
31 Elephant Bookend by Eve Chang, $40 at MoMA Store.
32 Leather Dinosaur Bookend by Zuny, $67 at Elemental.
33 Orb Bookends, $28 at Chiasso.
34 Vintage Yellow Jack Bookend, $315 at eBay.
35 Bird’s Foot Bookends by Tetsutaro Nakabayashi, $60 at Unica Home.
36 Fornasetti ‘Viso’ Face Bookends, $270 at Barneys New York.
37 Red Alabaster Heart Bookends by Alabastri Ducesschi, $69.95 at B&N.
38 Assorted Mid-Century Bookend Pairs, $300 at Lawson-Fenning, 1st Dibs.
39 Carl Aubock Cast Bookends $595 at Barneys New York.
40 Jonathan Adler Teal Metal Hand Bookends, $9.06 at B&N.
41 White Owl Resin Bookends by Fringe Designs, $39.95 at B&N.
42 King & Queen Chess Bookends, £92.99 at Furniture and Interior Design.

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Get the Look: 65 Modern Candlesticks and Candelabra

For years I’ve adored the Lucite pretzel knot candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe—a decade ago I had stashed a tear that features one prominently, and I still have it. I think it’s the ultimate modern candelabra. Lately I’ve been interested in brass candelabra with joints, as well as simple Danish candlesticks in teak or painted wood. There are tons of newer, contemporary ones too, like Muuto’s green raw wood candelabra and the chunky chrome or glass tubular pieces that refer back to the ’70s. Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks & Candelabra, here’s a shopping guide for 65 modern candlesticks and modern candelabra.

S H O P P I N G

1 Festive Candelabra by Natalie Rutard for Philippi Design, 99€ at Connox.

2 Light Runner Wood Candle Holder by Marie Thurnauer, $79AUD at Vincent2.

3 Muuto Raw Candelabra in Hand-Sawed Wood, $250 at A+R.

4 Agnes Table Candelabra by Lindsey Adelman, $1,500 at The Future Perfect.

5 Polished Horn Candle Holder, $48 at Jayson Home.

6 Candlestrip Candle Holder by Design Glut, $30 at A+R.

7 Mistic Mini Candlabra by Arik Levy for Gaia & Gino, $259 at Switch Modern.

8 Nick and the Candlestick in Brass by Lindsey Adelman, $1,200 at Matter.

9 Empathy for Las Vegas Neon Borosilicate Glass Candlesticks by Cat Merrick.

10 Met Candlestick by Hans Harald Rath, $530 at Moss.

11 BJÖRKEFALL Candlestick Holder in Black, $5.99 at IKEA.

12 Nordic Light Candlestick by Jonas Grundell, $69 at Finnish Design Shop.

13 Menu Double Candleholder by Mikaela Dörfel, $80 at A+R.

14 Distortion Candlestick by Paul Loebach, $24 at Uncommon Goods.

15 Rococo Candlestick by Ted Muehling for Nymphenburg, $1,730 at Moss.

16 Jointed Brass Candelabras from Sweden, $175 at Steven Sclaroff on 1st Dibs.

17 Wembley Candleholder in Zinc-Finished Aluminum, $39.95 at CB2.

18 TRÅDIG Candlestick in Red, $7.99 at IKEA.

19 Tom Dixon Cast Iron Crown Candelabra.

20 Short Teak Taper Candlestick, $10.99 at West Elm.

21 Seis Multi-Level Candleholder, $59.95 at CB2.

22 Kosta Boda Connect Glass Candlestick, $125 at Fjorn.

23 Eve Candleholder in Matte White Porcelain, $78 at Jonathan Adler.

24 Louise Campbell Fiducia Magnetic Vase+Candleholder, $159.95 at UB.

25 Red 1920s Turned Wood Candlestick, $750 at Dongan Collection.

26 Heliodor Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy Gaia & Gino, $450 at Aha Life.

27 Ralph Lauren Straton Triple Stag Candlestick, $1,295 at Michael C. Fina.

28 Ghost Candelabra by Jon Russell, $65 at MoMA Design Store.

29 Hourglass Pillar Candleholders in Aqua, $223 at Dwell Studio.

30 Dunes and Duchess Four-Arm Candelabra, $520 at Barneys New York.

31 Nine Concrete Candle Holders by Marit Meisler $320 at Unica.

32 Superliving Lime Cosmos Candlestick €18.15 at Wonen met LEF!

33 Antler Candelabra in Yellow Polyresin, £89 at Dwell.

34 JOY by Josefin Hagberg Electric Candlestick, $199 at Greener Grass Design.

35 Turn Me On Candlestick by Danti and Zanzi for Alessi, $80 at Unica.

36 Totem Votives by Eric Janssen Beech, $26 at MoMA Design Store.

37 Sagaform Upside-Down Vase/Candle Holder, $39.95 at Fjorn.

38 Curves Cast Iron Candlesticks, $18 each at Chiasso.

39 Donna Karan Burnished Metal Candlestick, $60 at Michael C. Fina.

40 Kubus 4-Candle Holder by Mogens Lassen, £115 at DesignShop UK.

41 Tom Dixon Spin Table Candelabra in Cast Iron, $650 at Lumens.

42 Homestead Candle Holder by Ladies&Gentleman, $58/pair at OBJECT.

43 Four Brass Dansk Teardrop Onion Candle Holders, $99 on Etsy.

44 Noelle Rigaudie Cardboard Candlestick, $750 at Anthropologie.

45 Green Mango Wood Candle Holder for Block Candles by Rice.

46 Loop Candelabra in Chrome Plated Brass, $27.99 at The Organizing Store.

47 Dansk Cast Iron Candelabra, starting bid $16.99 on eBay.

48 Candleholder with Matchbox, $17.50 at Swedish Design House.

49 Skyline Menorah by Jonathan Adler, $165 at Crane & Co.

50 Normann Copenhagen Heima Candle Holder, $72.50 at Lumens.

51 Antoine Table Candelabra in Blown Borosilicate Glass, $200 at DWR.

52 Slanted Brass Candleholders, $248 at Dwell Studio.

53 Brass Candlesticks, starting bid $1.57 on eBay.

54 Lava Candleholder Set by Louise Hederstrom, $119AUD at Vincent2.

55 Polyhedron Candlesticks by Revision Design Studio $47.50 at Supermarket.

56 Georg Jensen Masterpieces Small Candlestick, $300 at Finnish Design Shop.

57 Ted Muehling Biedermeier Candlestick at E.R. Butler.

58 Set of 3 Iron  Topiary Candleholders, $44.95 at Crate & Barrel.

59 Walk of Flames Candelabra by Studio Frederik Roije, $632 at Nova68.

60 Anna Kraitz Green Porcelain Fire Candlestick $42 at Huset.

61 3-Piece Arden Stainless Steel Candleholder Set, $149.95 at Crate & Barrel.

62 Georg Jensen Precious by Ilse Crawford, $130 at Finnish Design Shop.

63 Mistic Large Bronze Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy, $279 at AllModernOutlet.

64 Claw Candlesticks in Blackened Brass, starting at $62 at Jayson Home.

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