Light the Night


As the summer months approach, so does the urge to take the party outside. Nothing makes an evening on the patio or deck more magical than lighting.

One of the easiest and energy-efficient ways to get the job done is with the new Square Solar Shoji lantern from Gaiam These cordless lanterns run on solar power—just expose them to the sun all day and switch them on at night. The lanterns come in a silky slate or bronze fabric ($99/set of 3).

The Plis outdoor floor lamp ($2,392) from Y Lighting looks like a standard floor lamp, but it would be a perfect addition to a grouping of comfy chairs in an outdoor room.

Also from Y Lighting, the new fluorescent Lampara ($1,055) is a portable glowing sculpture that comes in a variety of shapes to add drama to your garden, poolside or private beach.

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