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Ludovica by Zanocchi & Starke

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Designed by Zanocchi & Starke of Turin, Italy, Ludovica is a modern bookend with a removable reading light. The two-part design is composed of a red aluminum frame and a light housed in white plastic. The lamp can be secured inside the angular frame or taken out and rested on a desk or bedside table. Powered by LEDs, the light runs for four hours on its own or more when plugged into a computer or other device via USB cable. As LEDs produce almost no heat and the light is protected by two layers of high-quality plastic, the design is safe to use as a bookend even when the light is on.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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