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Wanted: A Lamp That Looks Like Campfire Logs

Designer of the moment Rafael deCárdenas creates a fine substitute for a working fireplace.

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On a bone-chilling winter day, few activities compare to huddling around a crackling fireplace. For those of us who live in cramped urban apartments, Rafael deCárdenas has delivered the next best thing to a working hearth: a sculptural light composed of stacked, glowing “logs.”

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It’s an unusually craft-y look for the New York–based designer, who’s known for his retro postmodern aesthetic. For Firewood Lights, he hired a local carpenter to construct faceted plywood logs, each containing its own light source. Stacked on top of each other, they appear to be an abstract facsimile of a lit fireplace. But such craftsmanship comes at a whopping $4,500 (contact Johnson Trading Gallery for more info). Sadly, most of us will have to continue to settle for a clanking radiator and a TV hearth.

[Images © Connie Zhou]

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A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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