contemporary lighting fixtures
What a great feeling to re-decorate you home, as things can get slightly stale year after year. Wouldn't it be nice to walk in the door one evening after work, and be pleasantly surprised at the freshly painted walls, new cozy sofa and gorgeous curtains? If an all out overhaul isn't in the budget, we suggest just a few new pieces of decor to give the room a whole new feel.One of our top picks is the Block Lamp from Design House Stockholm. A true design classic since it's launch in 1996, the block lamp is inspired by industrial glass bricks. The bulb is encased in two heavy glass blocks and can then be set on the floor or a tabletop. The lamp is offered with a red, black or white wire and gives off the perfect ambient glow. It's also sure to spark up plenty of conversation!Where to Buy - HornePrice - $120.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the 'Block Lamp' to the Hive.
by Ida Hsiang
With all the efforts of change and awareness being made these days, many of us understand that doing your part to help Mother Earth is more imperative than ever. Foundations and fund raising for everything from saving the whales to helping our fellow men have been popping up in every form, including fashion! Introducing: EDUN, a line of contemporary and fashion forward pieces that are comfortable, versatile and stylish and made of organic materials like silks and cotton. The simple and clean lines of this industrial-chic label skim the body with sumptuous knits and fabrics and are presented in a classically neutral color palette of blacks, whites, greys and creams. The best thing about EDUN is that not only do they offer a variety of beautiful dresses, tops, tees and outerwear, they use their publicity and proceeds to bring more awareness to the current plight and hardships that many African countries are facing, as well as educating us on how rich a land Africa truly is. While EDUN garments definitely have an air of earthiness like many ethical fashion lines, it is a brand that has a truly contemporary design aesthetic and believes that the popularity of high fashion and giving something good back to our world are two things that easily go hand-in-hand. Check out some of EDUN's organic pieces and see how you can help make the world a better place, one stylish garment at a time. Just clock on the slideshow to see some favorites!