But my favorite is this incredibly chic Urchin light from the HelenBilt collection, made from clear bent-tipped lightbulbs. It's sophisticated, industrial and ethereal all at the same time. You can see how amazingly versatile the collection is in these projects. It's the perfect finishing touch in this lucky girl's bedroom in a 5th Avenue apartment (in what was the Stanhope hotel) designed by David Mann of MR Architecture + Decor. They add texture and movement to this sleek Holmby Hills, California dining room designed by Kristine Paige Kamenstein of Jackson Paige Interiors. Architect Mark Rios used a single Urchin in the Hollywood Hills dining room of Darren Star, the producer and creator of Sex and the City, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210. I think it complements perfectly the organic furniture and Luisa Lambri photograph. And in Alexandra Champalimaud's design for the duplex penthouse suite of the Hilton in New York they look glamorous and a bit retro.

Lighting designer Helen Gifford, who is working on her first book to be released late next year, describes her aesthetic as a place where "raw and natural elements reign". The Urchin series was conceived specifically "in keeping with the ever-growing needs of environmentally conscious architects, designers, and consumers." Really the quintessence of great green design!

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