Pinhole Lighting: Astral Pendants from VivaTerra
For some reason, lighting is one of our favorite elements to cover here at Furniture Fashion. Perhaps the simplicity of the fact that a facade is needed to cover or partially shield a light source, blended with the fact that a facade is essentially a costume, which breeds creativity by its very nature — has something to do with the flights of fancy we’ve seen in the world of pendant lamps and their various cousins — task lights, floor lamps and other related pieces. Of particular interest are the creations that take a simple, age-old concept and update it somehow, or at least give a fond nod back to its origins with a reasonable replica. In the case of VivaTerra’s astral pendants, pinhole lighting takes on a celestial appearance with a series of hole-punched hanging globes with a smidge of shimmery gold peeking out from each tiny opening. Beautiful both during daytime and at night, these heavenly little lamps call to mind a sun-moon-stars theme without being too literal. Dreamy as can be, the raw iron spheres are treated with a phosphate coating to create a darkened halo effect around each hand-drilled hole. Small lights are 7″ x 7″ ($98) while the larger version ($189) is 9″ x 9″. Let there be light!