LED lanterns: outdoor lighting on the move
Candles are good, but lanterns are better. For your next picnic or outdoor meal, whether you've rented a beachhouse or are just taking a walk to a safe quiet out of doors spot with your friends for an impromptu dinner, try taking a lantern or two along....
I have recently become very attracted by the notion of LED lanterns because our building doesn't allow fire of any kind on the roof-deck. So I first went in search for some options from camping stores... here's a few:
this little guy has my number. i love him.
Both of these come with a remote:
(L.L. Bean's mini model.)
The Emerson has a great feature of a remote control dimmer.
Bottom line: I think there's definitely a market for more stylish ones, but these are sweet in a dorky way-- if anything, just think how much your nieces and nephews would love them for going camping in the backyard.
If you're looking for something a little more urban, a little more polished, here are a few good options:
for an asian feel, this one from wrapables is quite nice looking; it would be great in a set of 6 or 8-- or intermingled with these japanese lanterns.
(sigh. the "luau" lamp. gorgeous, but far overpriced.)
This one from Brylane Home is a much better deal at $9!
Last but not least-- this one is not bad. I'd love to see a stylish redo by Restoration Hardware, but it's a start!
From Safe Home.
(Top image from Pottery Barn)