Making a crystal chandelier is such a beautifully complicated process

Making and bending and shaping crystal into what you want it to be looks like so much fun. The piping hot crystal (which is made from a mixture of silica sand, lead, potash and other ingredients) is heavier and more sparkling than glass and glows this vibrant hue that doesn’t look like it’s from this planet. Here is… »9/23/15 5:35pm9/23/15 5:35pm


Watching this stunning kinetic chandelier move is like seeing magic

This is so cool. The Leningrad Center in St. Petersburg has this awesome kinetic chandelier hanging from its ceiling that can move and change the color of its 1089 lights to basically bend the concept of reality. It’s so fun to watch the lights work in concert to create mesmerizing patterns.
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Cara Lamp is Crystal-Like LED and Silver Circuit-Board Beauty

Those little interlaced blades of ice you sometimes get on the edge of ultra-cold things in wet air: that's the image that popped into my head on seeing the Cara lamp. It's by designer Andreas Ostwald and that fragile crystal-like shape is composed of interlocked flat white circuit boards with silver tracks, sprinkled… »10/30/08 7:18am10/30/08 7:18am

The World's Largest LED Chandelier Sips Electricity, Champagne

This 7000lb behemoth chandelier has a 35-foot diameter of steel, glass and acrylic. It features 328 lights. And it only uses 1120 watts of electricity. Constructed by Meyda Tiffany for the e Stanley Theater in Utica, New York, the opulence of a gigantic piece of lighting art is unquestionably more palatable when it's… »3/28/08 10:05am3/28/08 10:05am

Low Tech but Highly Delicious: Gummy Bear Chandelier

Part of an entire series of gummy bear sculptures by YaYa Chou, this chandelier looks both tasty and retro-chic. But we can't help but wonder how long it will hold up. It seems like only a matter of time before it's either devoured in a nostalgic munchie fit or melted by the light bulbs into a swirling, sticky rainbow… »3/09/07 1:30pm3/09/07 1:30pm