Admittedly, the cool modern lighting brands such as Louis Poulsen, Bega, and Artemide come from Europe. The U.S.? Well… We do the highly decorative and period stuff really well, but we’re weak on clean design. Still, it’s good to know that some American companies are making an effort and seeing strong results. One of these is Resolute, a Seattle-based company with a satellite assembly and distribution facility in Rockford, Ill. This 10-inch-by-9-inch David pendant features a shade made from Knoll Textiles’ Imago resin and satin anodized aluminum hardware. It comes in various colors, but we’re partial to the red and green versions. www.resoluteonline.com.