We're not sure why, but birds seem to serve as inspiration for some of our favorite lighting designers. We're all in favor; here are five we like (and use in our own homes):
Above: The ceramic Early Bird Pendant Light is available in several colors; $160 from Perch Design.
Above: Francesca used the Ingo Maurer Lucellino NT Wall Sconce in her children's Brooklyn bathroom; $335 at Lumens.
Above: Hard to resist: the Alouette Collection of avian-inspired lighting from Atelier Areti, a team of far-flung European designers who work collaboratively. The pieces are handmade from powder-coated metal and fabric-covered cable with brass joints. The Alouette 1 Bird Wall Lamp is £204 from Wayfair.
Above: Designed by Ed Carpenter and made in the UK, the clip-on Pigeon Night Light is available in gray, white, black, yellow, hot pink, or orange; 67 at Theo Theo.
Above: The clip-on Bird Light instantly tranforms a bare bulb into a bird in flight; go to Hommin for dealers.
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