zp20Today I thought I’d shed a bit of lighting design inspiration from Zia Priven Design.  Zia Priven is a company comprised of a husband and wife team.  Marcia Zia and Paul Priven began creating clean, classic, hand made lighting designs in 1999.  Their designs show a strong modern aesthetic, grounded in classic styling, materials and finished details.

The fixture above features lovely feminine hand-blown glass drops in soft elongated shapes, with staggered lengths hung from a hammered bronze ceiling canopy.


I’m drawn to this ceiling fixture for it’s simplistic style, play on simple materials, translucent appeal and soft circular shape.  Love the polished nickel faceted bead ball chain and top canopy as classic modern elements.


Similar in design concept to the fixture above, but with a geometric twist, level faceted bead ball lengths with a copper colored finish.  Stunning !!

zp24Same idea and the copper pendant, but with silver metallic finish, slightly smaller scale design..equally brilliant.


Zia Priven is also known for their stellar hand-blown glass finials…above are a few of my favorites.


Lastly, a simple driftwood based table lamp.  The shape, the materials, the negative space within it’s body results in a textural clean lighting alternative for your bedside or a sofa/console table.  (I absolutely adore the console table it shown on—love the organic shaped wood slab with asymetrical metal inserts for support and design appeal).

I have so missed blogging and connecting here.  I sometimes feel like I am drowning in all the aspects of my life….wishing to feel a sense of balance…to give the appropriate amount of time and attention to all that matters to me…sometimes, I just fall short.

I hope to be more consistent here as time goes by in 2010.


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  1. Raru on February 7, 2010

    I love the first one… but everyone of them are so nice :)))
    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Marcia on February 8, 2010

    Dear Jana,
    Thank you so much for the post! Just to let you know, that beautiful console table is made by Robert Martin, a fantastic craftsman in Brooklyn. He was kind enough to lend us the table for the photo shoot. And… we’ll be introducing a very cool new line of 70’s inspired, alabaster sconces (and a few other surprises) at the Architectural Digest Show in NY, March 18th. Hope to see you there!

    Marcia Zia

  3. laurel on February 8, 2010

    Wow so out of my spectrum but beautiful none the less. How are you girlie-? Well, I hope.
    Thanks for poppin by today-it was nice to see your sweet name :)
    I met Junie through a friend a ways back- she is a darling woman and I just love her a ton. I see you are on her blog roll as well -cool.

  4. Bel Youll on February 13, 2010

    Hi Jana,
    How are you? I wanted to tell you that I hear you loud and clear re the feeling like you are drowning in all aspects of your life. I’ve been drowning for a couple of months now and this weekend I have taken a much needed break from work so that I can regain some perspective (and sanity!). Trying to do all aspects of life, and especially doing them all well is HARD work! Career, wife, mother, sister, friend, daughter, blogger, inspirer, world changer etc etc – how to keep them all going at once, I don’t know. Its a constant work in progress for me. But I wanted to let you know you are not alone!

    X Bel

  5. JEN RAMOS on March 26, 2010

    I’m NOT crazy about hand blown glass…but I do love the cork lamp at the bottom. I am currently shopping for a large pendant lamp to go over my dining table. :))

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