The Marjorie Skouras Honeycomb Lantern is supported by suspended chains. It is available in a wide variety of colored glass inlays. I love the faceted ball it is very Epcot meets Biosphere.
The Meta Collection from uber high end antiques dealer Mallett showcases contemporary designs. The Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend hanging lantern by Matali Crasset has enough faceted sharp angles to keep you mesmerized; you will want to stare at it for hours.
The Dover Ball from Urban Electric was designed by Michael Amato. It fuses old world craftsmanship with traditional and pared down clean lines.
Bling bling! Add some razzle dazzle with the crystal globe Roundabout Pendant from Currey and Company.
I am sort of over capiz except when it is used in this way, resembling a flower in full bloom. From Horchow.
The Octagonal Ball Lantern from my always favorite Charles Edwards is a knockout.
Light glows beautifully when cast from alabaster. The Greenwich Globe from Vaughan has Greek key detailing, a classic chain link suspension and a beautiful shape. From Vaughan.
Love birds and flowery designs by artist Amy Ruppel are painted on the limited edition Folk Birds pendant from Schoolhouse Electric.
The Wiggins Orb from Currey and Company mixes rough luxe materials burlap and wrought iron for a chic rustic look. It also vaguely reminds me of Around the World in Eighty Days--I love this piece.
The Sorenson Lantern from Remains Lighting is netted in a handwoven wire.
Looking for a classic orb in clear glass? Here it is! The Industrial Pendant from Shades of Light is affordable and classic. It also comes in brushed nickel.
Channelling olde England? The Victorian Hotel Pendant from Restoration Hardware has sectioned panes of glass and a detailed border in gleaming nickel. Regal indeed.
Photo courtesy of Pucci
French jewelry and furnishings artist Herve Van Der Straeten's metal work always amazes. His pod-like pendant fixture from Pucci International is a jewel in the crown.