We have two lighting needs in our roof garden: a flashlight for late-night work on the plants, and an ambient fun light for the center of the table for late-night celebrations. I found this modern, elegant solution at ICFF, the contemporary furniture fair. The Obus ($250) is a re-chargeable outdoor light that will last up to 25 hours!
The designer explains: “Obus seamlessly transitions between ambient and directional light to illuminate spaces indoors and out . . . Once lifted, Obus casts a concentrated beam through its base to direct light where needed. Designed to inspire creative use outdoors, the durable acrylic glass construction and rechargeable battery conquer the elements.”