A huge trend in lighting right now is the exposed filament light bulb (further proven by my visit to IDS13). The glowing filaments of these bulbs, which when dimmed give a really beautiful
orange-y glow, are reminiscent of turn-of-the-century technology yet feel just as at home in contemporary schemes.
They are becoming increasingly more available, with examples like the above from Restoration Hardware.
So cool, amiright?! Of course, they look their best when put in a fixture that fully (or almost fully) exposes the entire bulb, revealing the glowing filament inside.
Naturally, filament bulbs have the edgy aesthetic that receives the bZd seal of approval.