There are movable indoor-outdoor lamps and then there is The Muse, a collaboration between London lighting brand Tala and British paint experts Farrow & Ball. An updated lantern, it has a cordless long-life battery, dim to warm LED technology and custom integrated dimmer and USB charger. Robust construction in borosilicate glass, aluminum and solid brass makes the portable light weatherproof, even in the notorious English climate, and each part is sustainably designed to be replaceable including the bulb and battery pack.
Yet enduring and sophisticated color is The Muse's calling card: Hackles, a blue-black inspired by a raven's feathers; Pleasure Garden, a silvery green-grey; or Candlenut, an understated off-white. Farrow & Ball's creative head Charlotte Crosby says of the 3 select hues, "These colors have been designed to stand the test of time and to feel instantly at home wherever you set them down.”