Splurge: Bertjan Pot's ethereal Random Pendant Lamp for Moooi, above right, is a cleverly constructed light source made of resin-coated yarn wrapped around a balloon. With its lightbulb starkly visible from inside the delicate webbing, the Random offers just the right amount of illumination for work or home. In small and medium sizes, ranging from $660 to $860 at www.dwr.com.
Scrimp: West Elm's new Abaca pendant, left, is a variation of the Moooi lamp with spheres made from natural woven hemp-like abaca. Also available in small, medium and large sizes but with price tags ranging from $79 to $129. That way, you can hang more than one for greater effect. www.westelm.com