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Copper Lanterns & Outdoor Lighting: Inspirations, Answers, and Advice

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

9 Must-Have Amenities for
Luxury Home Buyers in 2013

Luxury home buyers are a unique breed unto themselves with their own needs and desires which are often different than the need of the average consumer. To that end Peter Ricci of Chicago Agent Magazine put together this info-graphic based on a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey of luxury home buyers.

The top choices both turned out to be related to home lighting: 1) "Smart Home" Technology Controls and 2) An Outdoor Garden Oasis.

Take a look at this fun, interactive info-graphic to see what other items made luxury homebuyers most wanted list.


Monday, October 14, 2013

SOCCKET: Energy Generating Soccer Ball and Self-Powered Light

SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball
SOCCKET by Uncharted Play

Uncharted Play, founded by Harvard graduates Matthews and Julia Silverman has introduced an energy-harnessing soccer ball. Much more than a normal soccer ball, the SOCCKET is a portable generator and self powered LED light that provides fun and power to those who play with it. 


SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball
SOCCKET: Energy Harnessing Socket Ball 

In May of 2011, Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman founded Uncharted Play–a new kind of social enterprise that would show the world that doing good and doing good business need not be mutually exclusive.

The Uncharted Play dream began in 2008 when Matthews and Silverman met during their junior year at Harvard College. Both studying to be social scientists with no experience in engineering, they nonetheless worked together on a class project to invent the SOCCKET– an energy harnessing soccer ball. Through this experience, both women realized that the world of play was truly uncharted territory when it came to tangibly addressing real issues facing the society. Though the future was uncertain, they knew that an enterprise grounded in sustainable, realistic solutions for happiness had an undeniable value.

After graduating from college, Matthews and Silverman set up shop in New York City and established an enthusiastic team to further develop the founders core values. The SOCCKET is constantly being reiterated to truly meet the needs of the end user, and development on several other fun and functional products has already begun.

The initial offering on Kickstarter sold out quickly but they are currently acceptine pre-orders for a limited number of SOCCKET's which will be available soon. You can get more information at http://unchartedplay.com.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happenings From The Lanternland Factory

This September has been one of out busiest months here at Lanternland with more custom orders and exciting projects than ever.  Of course we couldn't wait to share! Take closer look at some of these recent projects from the Lanternland factory. A big thanks to everyone who put in extra time to keep the factory humming this month.

These Gatsby wall lights will soon be part of a new shopping center in the mid-west.

Gatsby Wall Lights Await Finishing at Lanternland Factory Tour
Gatsby Wall Lights Await Finishing

All Lanternland products are made by hand in our Mesa, Arizona factory. Our guys are the best!


Sparks Are Flying At Lanternland!!!
Sparks Are Flying At Lanternland!!!

After construction each copper or brass lighting fixture is hand-finished with an all natural chemical process; no dye or paint. 

Extra Large Gatsby Wall Light and Portland Lantern Heading To The Finishing Room
Extra Large Gatsby Wall Light and Portland Lantern
Heading To The Finishing Room

Gatsby Wall Lights
Gatsby Wall Lights

These large Portland lanterns will soon be part of a new housing development in the Phoenix area. Can't wait to see them in action!


Group Of Custom Portland Lanterns For Housing Project
Group Of Custom Portland Lanterns For Housing Project

Our large factory in Mesa, Arizona allows use to accomodate almost any type of custom orders. You dream it, we build it. Try getting that at Home Depot!


Custom Portland Lantern - Close Up
Custom Portland Lantern - Close Up

 Our lighting is created entirely by hand by talented artisans who take great pride in their work. Their craftsmanship are at the heart of every Lanternland lantern and lighting fixture.

Factory Worker Welds Custom Fixture at Lanternland
Factory Worker Welds Custom Fixture at Lanternland
Here is  sneak peek of a new design for our Colonial Style Star Lanterns. These will soon be available on Lanternland.com in limited edition. Get 'em while they last!

Star Lantern Detail


Star Lantern - Sneak Peak!!