Lighting a Path: Moso Bamboo Pendant Lamp

Moso Pendant Lamp in Endgrain Bamboo from Branch Home

There is a “bonus” room above the garage at my mother’s house that is begging for some better lighting. It is a long, narrow room with only one small window at one end. The ceiling is also pitched, which means that it is fairly low close to the walls, but about 10 feet high throughout the center of the room. I have a lot of ideas for how to make it brighter up there like using the Petersen Parts Lighting Supplier, but this beautiful Moso Pendant Lamp in endgrain bamboo sparked my imagination even further.

If money were no object, I would line about 5 of the smaller pendants through the center of the room, keeping the drop height (the height from the ceiling to the bottom of the pendant) fairly short. Because it is available in two sizes, I might even alternate the sizes,  with 3 small lamps and 2 large ones in between, hung slightly higher. They would also be perfect with the dramatic gray and orange color scheme I have in mind for the room.

I think I have a long weekend of sketching ahead of me 🙂

Why It’s Green:

  • Handmade in the U.S.
  • Made of bamboo sourced from sustainably-managed forests in China
  • Compatible with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  • Shade panels pop into the bamboo frame without the use of fasteners or glue
  • Flat packed for shipping to minimize packaging

Price: $288-$318

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • MyBrownBaby
    October 24, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Very VERY pretty… love the idea of these in a gray room with orange accents…

  • Lindsey
    October 24, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Hey there~! Wow, great blog! I wanted to thank you so much for your nice and encouraging comment on my blog about my vector girl. I’m going to peruse your blog now and check things out!

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  • Kendra
    October 26, 2008 at 11:20 am

    It will be interesting to see how the economy effects the push towards green initiatives. I hope over the long term we find that China really is managing the forests and it’s not a charade like some of their other programs as many of us are buying the bamboo products based on the fact they aren’t harming the bear population etc.

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  • jennae
    October 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    @Kendra I couldn’t agree with you more. On one hand, manufacturers and consumers could lean toward cheaper alternatives that are both more inexpensive and not well-made. Or, companies could refocus on creating products that are sustainable and of higher quality and therefore last longer. If more companies did this, it would eventually force down the prices of those higher-quality products.

    As far as the managed forests in China, I sincerely hope that they are being managed sustainably as they claim to be. Consumers have to know what to look for and hope that designations like “managed” actually mean something. With China, it can be hard to tell.

  • Manny Pannu
    August 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I agree. Very tastefully selected colors for walls along with that pendant lighting. You can also check some antique and funky lights on this website.


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