Michelle Kaufmann, AIA, partnered with Flux, a Seattle-based industrial design studio, to create Vessel. The snazzy, energy-efficient light fixture comprises a slender, blown-glass cylinder that doubles as a vase and a powder-coated metal base that casts light from both ends. Vessel shines most brightly—diffusing either fluorescent or LED light—when left empty, but it can also infuse a space with texture and color if filled with marbles, liquid, or foliage. Flux, 206.282.3023; www.fluxlights.com.