Top 10: Sconces

1. SAFARI PLUG-IN A little bit organic, a little bit Alien, Apparatus' oxidized brass and wood design is created from carved Kenyan bowls sourced from South Africa. $3800 for a pair, 
2. YOU TUBE British designer Tom Dixon's minimalist Pipe Light is a discrete addition to the room, with a matte powder-coated aluminum exterior to contrast its gold anodized interior. Want something less Upper East Side, more South Beach? Opt for the white and pink version. $376, 
3. WEATHERED WONDER Designed by Barbara Cosgrove, these handsomely utilitarian sconces have a perfectly aged patina and look like they could have been nicked from a turn-of-the-century laboratory. $340 for a pair,
4. ORANGE CRUSH Not since The Clapper has illuminating a light been this satisfying. We love the cowbell shape of the Pull Wall Sconce by Tech Lighting, but it's the functional fabric-covered cord that really seals the deal, building a sense of accomplishment into every interaction. $296, 
5. STRING THEORY Built in Portland from chemistry lab supplies, the Keene Sconce satisfies our inner engineer with its stripped-down brass and exposed cord. Disclaimer: It might take all of your restraint not to cut the "wire" to see what happens. $169,
6. TIGHT ROPE ACT Nodding to Japanese design and maritime culture, Lindsey Adams Adelman's Knotty Bubbles Sconce is a work of art in itself, thanks to its hand-blown glass globes, nautical rope, and marine hardware. $4500, 
7. FULL CIRCLE The Radient Wall Sconce may not be your best choice for drafting those blueprints (the light output is subtle), but its glowing wood disc sets the mood in a flattering fashion. $825, 
8. GLAM SLAM If you're looking for a hint of old Hollywood glamour for your home, don't miss the Oliver Swing Arm Wall Sconce by Robert Abbey. The combination of the mango wood base, nickle hardware, and simple linen shade adds up to one sophisticated and soignee lighting option. $273, 

9. SILVER BELLE This elegant sconce is the lighting equivalent of the little black dress. In other words: it's stunning without being showy, and makes everything around it look even better than usual. $149,
10. TRIPLE THREAT Spotted on the walls of such strongholds of cool as Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel, Workstead lighting is synonymous with modern simplicity. Their mounted Corner Light nods to DWR's and features a cast-iron joint that allows for 360 degrees of rotation--think of it as a reading lamp, an overhead light, and a sconce in one. $875,