Aptly named the Anemone, this light fixture has more than three dozen “tentacles,” each with its own light source. The quirky design and shiny bulbs give it a futuristic vibe. The Anemone, which is $495 at Urban Essentials in Northwest DC, can be installed as a ceiling flushmount or a sconce.
Urban Essentials; 1330 U St. NW; 202-299-0640.
Those seeking a lower price (or fewer arms) will find a nice alternative in the Kryssbo ($49.99) at IKEA. The wall sconce features five drooping halogen lights, making it look more like the branches of a willow tree than a sea creature.
IKEA has locations in College Park and Woodbridge.