California Look: Outdoor lamps by Kindle Living, Linda Allen


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

The California Look poll, Round 2: Outdoor lamps

Outdoor rooms can be as fully furnished as their indoor counterparts thanks in part to some technological advancements in lighting. As part of our two-week contest to help define the California Look of 2011, we first sought your opinions on patio planters. Today we ask: Which of these two outdoor fixtures, both born in California, lights up your eyes?


And the nominees are ...

A. The Lumen lamp by L.A.-based Kindle Living, left. The firm has refashioned the look of propane patio heaters and introduced a model with a battery-operated glowing base, featured on L.A. at Home back in January 2010. For our contest, we’re nominating Kindle Living designer Arturo Fis’ larger-than-life Lumen, a plug-in patio lamp made from a mix of plastics (some recycled) that stands more than 7 feet tall and glows with six standard light bulbs.

B. The Corra table lamp, right, part of interior designer Linda Allen’s collection called Live. Anywhere. Using a patent-pending 8-watt LED (comparable to a 55-watt bulb), the 32-inch-tall lamp is made from spun aluminum and resin with decorative sunburst diffusers and laminated shades that can be used indoors and out. Allen’s designs are wireless, powered by batteries that can last up to 140 hours at the lowest of three dimmer settings.

Have a favorite? Illuminate us with your vote below. Voting in this category will close in three days, so share your opinions now about why your pick captures the spirit of home and garden design today. Winning designs and reader comments will be featured in a forthcoming article.

Coming Wednesday: Indoor-outdoor fabrics.


The California Look: 1951 inspiration for 2011 contest

The California Look: Round 1, patio planters

Homes of the Times

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credits: Kindle Living, Linda Allen Designs