Funny name, great lamps.

Mammalampa is a Latvian brand that creates lighting apparently to declare gentle war on “making lamps differently without adapting, killing or violently beautifying materials.” My favorite are the “Bride” lamps designed by Ieva Kaleja, which have unique braided paper shades that look like something out of a fairy tale — like Rapunzel. It also reminds me of the Frisa lamp by Anika Engelbrecht.

From the website:

the atmosphere created by the bride is feminine and airy; this most definitely a lamp with a gender; evidently that of the fairer sex. and for those who enjoy plenitude, several brides look simply radiant together creating a feeling of fruitfulness and abundance in a room and illuminating large spaces beautifully.

the bride’s “dress” is created from paper presenting this traditional lamp material in an unusual solution.

as light shines through the paper, you will find yourself infused by an aura of airy lightness and imperceptibility; almost as if the lamp were not subject to the law of gravity.

together the lighting body’s components form a unified ensemble, are inherently natural refined right down to the finest details and have not been subjected to chemical treatment.

each bride has her own personality characterised by the unique pattern in which her shade is woven with the personal touch instilled by the weaver who created the pattern.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.