Modern Lantern continues to offer stylish cordless solutions with new additions including wall sconces. The mini art deco lamps are perfect for small spaces as well as tabletop settings. Standing 9½ inches tall, they come with two rechargeable batteries and a dimmable LED bulb. Choose from a white alabaster-look glass dome or tortoiseshell pattern amber glass, both with antique brass fittings.
$300 each, Modern Lantern
1000 Lights offers an illuminating look at lighting design throughout the 20th century. Numerous styles are represented, from art nouveau to contemporary, and milestones are covered, too, such as the first electric lights and the introduction of the LED.
$20, taschen.com or your favorite bookseller