Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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)



Blogger jezebel said...

I thoroughly dislike their gun vases but I've look, look!

Tink, is that you?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Phoebe said...

tink!! :)

7:11 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Very nice, now we gotta find one that REPELS bugs, not attract them, but your choices are very nice indeed. Also I wanted to let you know that I "Tag" you, if you like.

10:02 AM  

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