The Jeremy Cole Aloe light I wrote about yesterday is definitely in excess of what I am comfortable with in terms of paying for a light. Hmmm...let's just say that if there was a 50% off sale, we still wouldn't be able to afford the smallest sized one.
The fact it is unattainable makes me desire the Aloe light all the more. Damn you, Aloe! You mark my words, you shall be mine, perhaps not today or this year, but in 10 years time when your triffidness is tired and passé. When you are donated to Vinnies or listed on ebay, you shall be mine for the fraction of your real worth! (maniacal laughter).
On the up-side, the Coral light by David Trubridge is an absolute steal comparatively. At a sixth of the price of the Aloe, it gets the thumbs up. (Coral, Aloe...New Zealand designers must share an affinity with nature?) And a nice person called Eve left some good first-hand feedback about it, so I'm sold.
Here are some other realistically priced lights which caught my eye:
This one is from a chain store. Nice, modernist shape.
Same chain store. Jury is out on this one but it does remind me of the Moooi random light
This is from IKEA and is called the Glansa
I also had a look at the knock-off online shops, but I just don't know about this whole replica thing...Chain store lighting generally carry re-invented designer stuff as well. I'd prefer to buy old stuff which presents the issue of waiting and waiting for something that may never crop up.
Anyway, it pays to have an open mind. I'll let you know how I get on with the search for the ultimate light.