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75 Mystical Lanterns

From Efflorescent Floral Lanterns to Marvelous Mulitasking Illuminators

— July 7, 2012 — Art & Design
Lanterns have made a huge comeback in a variety of shapes and sizes, forms and figures in the last few years. No longer used as a main method of illumination, lanterns now have the ability to branch out and be used purely for decorative purpose -- giving them a much greater breadth for experimentation.

From DIY glowing containers that allow you to turn a simple mason jar into an illuminating wonderland to sea creature light sculptures, mystical lanterns are a magical way to spice up any room or backyard party. Innovation has hit the lighting world in a big way and led to some incredible creations that merge utility and beauty to create functional art for any style.
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Cozy Candle Homes
Cozy Candle Homes
The Lighthouse Lantern Presents a Danish Design
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74
Record-Breaking Beacons
Record-Breaking Beacons
The 12,740 Lantern Release in Romania Lights up the Sky
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73
Luminescent Logo Projectors
Luminescent Logo Projectors
The Green Lantern Projection Ring Shows Allegiance
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72
Fashionable Solar Illuminators
Fashionable Solar Illuminators
The Aahana Solar Lantern Bracelet is Designed for India
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71
Brightly Bonded Lighting
Brightly Bonded Lighting
The Vitamin Knot Pendant Light Boasts a Monkey Fish Knot
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70
Cordless Mood Lighting
Cordless Mood Lighting
Simone Spalvieri & Valentina del Ciotto's Green Man is Eco-Friendly
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69
Wall-Hanging Illuminators
Wall-Hanging Illuminators
The Louxor Lantern is a Flexible Way to Light up the Room
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68
Minimalist Headlamp-Lanterns
Minimalist Headlamp-Lanterns
The Snow Peak SnowMiner is For Winter Campers
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67
Vertical Modular Lighting
Vertical Modular Lighting
The Raising Lantern by Studio Lawrence is stackable
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66
Moderntique Lanterns
Moderntique Lanterns
The Lampe H Brings Back the Aesthetics of Vintage Lighting
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65
Accordion Camping Lamps
Accordion Camping Lamps
The UFO Light is a Compact and Efficient Illuminating Object
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64
Braided Globe Lights
Braided Globe Lights
Knotty Bubbles by Lindsey Adelman Will Bring a Bubbly Personality Indoors
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63
Crimson Carboard Illuminators
Crimson Carboard Illuminators
The Red Honeycomb Lamp by Kyouei Design is Clever and Fun
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62
Gravity-Controlled Lamps
Gravity-Controlled Lamps
The Tulip Lantern Has Over 100 Hours of Battery Life
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61
Vintage Solar Lamps
Vintage Solar Lamps
Sunnyside Up Solar's Signature SUS Bulb Lamp Provides Retro Illumination
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60
Japanese-Style Room Heaters
Japanese-Style Room Heaters
The GreenBox Concept isn't Just Full of Hot Air
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59
Sweet Treat Fixtures
Sweet Treat Fixtures
The Giant Ice Cream Cone Lamp is a Hilarious Confection
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58
Contemporary Chinese Lights
Contemporary Chinese Lights
The 'Ning' Lamp by Studio Pinwu is a Modern Revamp
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57
Liquified Light Shades
Liquified Light Shades
The 'Oups Lamps' by Nathalie Bernollin Celebrate Accidental Art
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56
Chinese Lantern Lighting
Chinese Lantern Lighting
The Bat-Yam Biennale 'Skylight' Will Light Up Your World
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55
Headlamp-Lantern Hybrids
Headlamp-Lantern Hybrids
The Gorillatorch Switchback Can Be Used Personally or Socially
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54
Radiant Raindrop Fixtures
Radiant Raindrop Fixtures
The Drops Lamp Demonstrates its Weight as it Drips from the Ceiling
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53
Giant Red Lanterns
Giant Red Lanterns
Flammea Himmelslaterne Set Mood For Romance
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52
Glowing Translucent Structures
Glowing Translucent Structures
Hidemi Nishida's Fragile Shelter Looks Like an Oversized Lantern
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51
Stacked Solar Lamps
Stacked Solar Lamps
The Leaf Lantern is a Leafy Eco Illuminator
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50
Starry Ceiling Projections
Starry Ceiling Projections
The 'HomeStar Aqua' is Your Own Personal Twinkling Planetarium
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49
Plant-Shaped Lighting
Plant-Shaped Lighting
Alberto-Sanchez Uses Nature as Inspiration for His Designs
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48
Flower-Shaped Lantern Installations
Flower-Shaped Lantern Installations
Kimsooja's Lotus: Zone of Zero Encourages a Moment of Peace
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47
Woven Lantern Covers
Woven Lantern Covers
These Knit Lamp Shades by Kenneth Cobonpue are Smoothing and Chic
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46
LED Garden Lights
LED Garden Lights
These Solar Lanterns Are Eco-Friendly and Stylish
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45
Literal Green Lanterns
Literal Green Lanterns
Rotterdam-Based BYTR Architects to Plant Hanging Eco Street Lights
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44
Reflector Lanterns
Reflector Lanterns
Steve Halterman Creates a Colorful Twist on Decor
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43
Flower Shadow Lighting
Flower Shadow Lighting
The Chrysalis Floor Lamp is Both Subtle and Bold
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42
Spiky Sculptural Lighting
Spiky Sculptural Lighting
James Clar's ‘Spike Light' Looks Like a Giant Weapon
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41
Low-Cost Solar Lanterns
Low-Cost Solar Lanterns
D.Light Design Wins Ashden Award for a Lamp Brighter than Kerosene
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40
Slithering Light Sculptures
Slithering Light Sculptures
The Tekio Art Installation Displays the Fixture's Adaptability
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39
Design-Focused LED Lanterns
Design-Focused LED Lanterns
‘d.light’ Offers Affordable Solar Lamps to Rural Communities
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38
Large Lantern-Like Lighting
Large Lantern-Like Lighting
Ben Werkt's 'ben HELDER' Series is Based on the Golden Ratio
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37
Modern Asian Lamps
Modern Asian Lamps
The Shanghai Lamp Blends Modernity and Tradition Beautifully
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36
Bent Tubular Illuminators
Bent Tubular Illuminators
The Porcelain Chandelier Has a Crooked Sense of Material and Form
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35
Agriculture-Inspired Houseware
Agriculture-Inspired Houseware
The 'Farming-net' Collection by Nendo is Whimsically Delicate
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34
Floating Lightbulbs
Floating Lightbulbs
Kyouei Design Creates Hanging Bulb Lanterns
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33
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Let the Urban Camper Project by Chieh-Ting Huang Light Up Your Life
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32
Propane-Inspired Lighting
Propane-Inspired Lighting
The BBQ Lamp by La Firm is Sure to Fire Up Your Interior Decor
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31
Chinese Lantern Lighting
Chinese Lantern Lighting
Kieser Spath's Aria Lamps are Warm and Atmospheric
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30
Nostalgic LED Lamps
Nostalgic LED Lamps
The Little Thoughts Group LED Lantern Lets You Camp Without the Fumes
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29
Handmade Copper Lighting
Handmade Copper Lighting
Bella Luz Studios's Illuminated Copper-Framed Art Panels
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28
Convenient Camp Lighting
Convenient Camp Lighting
The Snow Peak Hozuki LED Lantern Features a Flickering Candle Mode
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27
Oceanic Lifeform Lanterns
Oceanic Lifeform Lanterns
Roxy Russell Crafts Illuminators Inspired by Aquatic Creatures
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26
Crystal Paper Lights
Crystal Paper Lights
The Swarovski-Inspired Amplify Lanterns by Yves BéHar
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25
Woven Lantern Lighting
Woven Lantern Lighting
Benjamin Hubert's Loom Pendant Lamps are Intricate and Simple
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24
Sea Creature Light Sculptures
Sea Creature Light Sculptures
The Oïphorique by Atelier Oï Celebrates 20 Years of The Sw
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23
Tote Bag Lighting
Tote Bag Lighting
The Hobo Lantern by Molo Design is Both Eco-Friendly and Portable
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22
Luminous Lantern Lights
Luminous Lantern Lights
Mathias Hahn Encapsulates Rugged Sophistication in the Lantern Light
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21
Sky Lanterns
Sky Lanterns
Paper Hot Air Balloons, add Fire, let Go
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20
Handcarved Vintage Lighting
Handcarved Vintage Lighting
The Menlo Park Lamp by The Dapper Llama Has a Sophisticated Appeal
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19
Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
The Fantastic Trailer by Cheryl Baxter Glows in the Evening
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18
Green Garden Lights
Green Garden Lights
The Solar Soji Lanterns are an Eco Way to Light Up Your Outdoor Space
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17
Eco Collapsible Lanterns
Eco Collapsible Lanterns
Jesper Jonsson's Solar-Powered Lamp is Conveniently Compact
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16
Topographical Lanterns
Topographical Lanterns
The Erwin Zwiers 'Twisted Lights' Manipulate Natural Materials
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15
Milk Jug Art
Milk Jug Art
iPlay Patio Lanterns
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14
Classy Caged Illuminators
Classy Caged Illuminators
Elite Wire Lamps Explore the Limits of their Bent Bar Materiality
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13
Glowing Water Bottles
Glowing Water Bottles
The Sollight Lightcap is an Eco Lamp & Canteen
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12
DIY Outdoor Holiday Decor
DIY Outdoor Holiday Decor
The Christmas Tree Lantern Can Be Used Year-Round
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11
Marvelous Mulitasking Illuminators
Marvelous Mulitasking Illuminators
The Bosavi Multipurpose Light Brightens Up the Dark
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10
Solar LED Capsules
Solar LED Capsules
'Capsuli' Spreads Eco-Friendly Light In Case Of Emergency
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9
Efflorescent Floral Lanterns
Efflorescent Floral Lanterns
Tomomi Sayuda Daydream Series Blooms into Light
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8
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
The Scott Musgrove 'Walktopus' is an Enormous Light-Up Octopus
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7
Prismatic Origami-Like Lighting
Prismatic Origami-Like Lighting
Lukas Dahlen's Ori Pendant Lamp Sheds a Golden Glow
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6
Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Anthony Dickens' Tekio Lamp Forms Into Any Shape Desired
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5
Modern Candle Lanterns
Modern Candle Lanterns
The Enever Design 'CANDELA' is Targeted to the Younger Generation
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4
Laser Cut Lanterns
Laser Cut Lanterns
Boxy Wooden Lighting by Curious Customs is Versatile
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3
Illuminating Eco Architecture
Illuminating Eco Architecture
The Lantern Pavilion Sheds Light on Sustainable Design
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2
DIY LED Party Balloons
DIY LED Party Balloons
Sharon Vaknin Shows How to Light up Any Occasion
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1
DIY Glowing Containers
DIY Glowing Containers
The 'From Panka with Love' Blog Shows How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Jars
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