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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One dozen magnificent menorahs

Tree of Life menorah, $425.00.

We Heebs have three weeks until the start of Hanukkah - the holiday of fried foods, chocolate, and gifts for the kiddos. The Festival of Lights will burn a little brighter with one of these design-forward menorahs from The Jewish Museum.

Hammered aluminum menorah, $30.

Menorahmorph menorah by Karim Rashid, $39.99.

Patina Flame menorah by Paul Jeffries, $1800.

Tihany sterling silver menorah by Christofle, $2000.

Iron menorah by Josh Owen for Areaware, $190.
(This one is my fave.)

Architectonic menorah by Richard Meier, $1000.

Gold Pomegranate Tree menorah by Michael Aram, $225.

Illume menorah by Nambe, $175.00

Peacock menorah by Jonathan Adler, $120.

Stackable menorah by Zelig Segal, $350 per piece.

Princess Castle menorah, $45.
I know a little Pea who would flip for this.


Jane said...

Have never heard Hannukah described like that before. It sounds pretty cool. And I love that menorahs can come in all shapes and sizes. Now that is flexible.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Raina, What a fascinating posting and what a wonderful selection of images. I should find it very difficult to choose and would, I feel, want them all! But that I know is just plain greedy!

Belly said...

You know I love this post! Hannukah is my fave holiday, and I would happily get my hands on all of these menorahs (though many of them aren't "kosher"- the candles need to be all in the same height)!

thingsthatsparkle said...

i have that second menorah! i love it. but the jonathan adler ones are so fun and tempting!

life, in small chunks said...

I love that tree of life menorah. And the Jonathon Adler is fun!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Oy vay, what a fab selection.

I could definitely see the Pea having a conniption over that last piece.

Worst thing you could do would be to show it to her -- let her know such wonder exists in this great wide world -- and then not buy it for her ; )

Karena said...

Raina, I adore the Paul Jeffries Menorah!! The Tree of Life is also very fun!

Art by Karena

hush said...

Me really likey the Michael Aram one.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Well, aren't these great! And some downright elegant. I love the one inspired by an ancient oil lamp.

I love seeing the many ways one design program can be solved. Admire them all, except maybe the Jonathan Adler.

As for the Princess castle menorah, it's enough to make me convert. Move over, Pea.

ModFruGal said...

I still like your branch one best...although the Rashid one cracks me up. You had some cool picks last year too...

my favorite and my best said...

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit."
jew love,
mfmab or yaala

dave said...

The Tihany sterling silver menorah looks like what they use to celebrate Hanukkah on the planet Vulcan, so it's my favorite.

David said...

The Richard Meier one is SO cool.

nkp said...

I have to say, I am hugely impressed with the variety you've been able to unearth. Iron is my favorite as well, of course. Still, I love your branch the mostest. And man, I am looking forward to any excuse to eat donuts. We Jews are no dummies, huh? ;0)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

A wide range of selections!!! I especially think the Gold Pomegranate Menorah by Michael Aram is stunning! I saw one in Canadian House in Home called the Artistic Menorah that was really pretty too.

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

this is funny because I was just talking with my sister about menorah's and how she is in dire need of a new, pretty one. (She being the only real jew in the family.)
Any who, I'm going to forward this post to her.

whitecabana said...

Go figure - my favourite is the Christofle one. Good thing I'm not Jewish. I'd be broke.

tulpen said...

These are fantastic!! The first one is my favorite.

erin@designcrisis said...

The Princess Castle is pretty dope. The Pea needs to have her own menorah, right?

Raina Cox said...

nkp - Shhh! We have to keep the awesomeness under wraps or everyone will want to convert. ;)

Acanthus and Acorn - Oh, that is pretty.

Erin - Most definitely!