Let there be light:
The importance of good lighting is not to be understated; it can transform any space from dreary to cheery with just a few well-placed bulbs. monocle has put together a selection of some of the best-designed options for your perusal, among them novelty wooden night lights, magnetic flashing torches and rechargeable LEDs for your terrace.
These rechargeable aGlow speakers from the Danish brand stay lit for up to 20 hours.
The Hotel Bear lamp is made from poplar and designed by Lumilight founder Chris Campion, who started out making lamps for his daughter’s bedroom.
Italian brand Flos’s portable and rechargeable lamps are ideal for outdoor use.
A scaled-down version of Le Corbusier’s Projecteur, this nifty lamp has a clip for attaching to shelves and table edges.
A compact lamp by French designer Ionna Vautrin, with a soft, dimmable beam.
This clever pen-sized torch has an intense beam and various settings, as well as a magnetic base.
Danish designer Verner Panton’s gleaming stainless steel Flowerpot lamp first appeared in 1969 – but its slick spherical shape has never lost its appeal.
Hay’s versatile aluminium Noc light can be screwed onto awkward edges.
Studio Natural designed this wireless LED light for Italian brand Foscarini. It’s made of durable silicone for both indoor and outdoor use.