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Bad-Ass Illumination: Breaking Bad LookaLite

Breaking-Bad-LookaLite

Breaking Bad may have ended a couple of years ago, but the memory of it– and people’s love for the show–is still very much alive. One of Walter White’s signature looks, if you could call it that, was when he was dressed in his yellow Hazmat suit and gas mask. So it’s pretty appropriate that they chose to dress this lamp in that, and more than apt that they decided to call it a Lookalite.

It’s basically a lamp that looks like a miniature and chubbier version of Walter. In short, it’s a lookalike that happens to be a lamp, too. Clever, clever. The Breaking Bad Lookalite is available online for £19.99 (about $31.)

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Ghoulish Illumination: Skull Lamp

Skull Lamp

Rarely will you hear someone say that a skull lights up their world. But if you own one of these Skull lamps, you’ll be able to empathize. They aren’t the most comforting of images to wake up to, but they will give whatever room you decide to place it in that extra edge, decor-wise. You’ll be surprised to find out that the lamp is actually just two-dimensional.

Mitigating the complexity of concept and construction with a minimalist, universally understood form, the BULBING Lamp adds artistry, interest, and the gentle glow of ambient light to any room. Clean gently with the provided micro-fiber cloth.

Designer Nir Chehanowski masterfully laser engraved numerous intricate lines on the flat acrylic sheet, giving the impression of a 3D figure. The lamp retails for $120 from the MOMA store.

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For Work and Play: Rubik’s Cube Desk Light

Rubik’s Cube Desk Light

The Rubik’s cube desk light is perfect for your desk. First of all, it’s a desk lamp, so you’ve got a legitimate reason to display this colorful little thing on your work station. Second, it’s a Rubik’s cube. It’s not just for show either, because you can actually play with this lamp as you would a regular Rubik’s cube. Regardless, it does make for a pretty awesome decorative piece, doesn’t it?

On a full charge, the Rubik’s cube will give you two hours of playing time. When you feel like giving your hands a rest or if you have to get back to work (yikes!), just mount it on the triangular base to recharge.Continue Reading

Cloudy With a Chance of Light: Cloud Lampshade

Cloud Lampshade

 

While the Cloud Lampshade puts a literal cloud over your head, it does everything but dampen the mood. It’s white and fluffy as a cloud should be, giving whatever room you decide to put it in an ethereal feel. And since it’s a lamp, it provides you with some much-needed illumination so you can get some reading done.

The Cloud Lampshade was created by Royal Design and is available for $172.

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Prism Nightlight: Teetering From Light to Darkness and Back Again

Prism Nightlight

The Prism nightlight isn’t exactly a prism, although it’s shaped like one. I think it should be renamed as the see-saw nightlight because of how it works. There are no switches or anything, and no, the light isn’t equipped with sensors so that it automatically turns on or off. The switch is actually the entire lamp itself.

Just pivot it to one side to turn it on and back to the other to turn it off–like a see-saw.

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‘Intersections’ And Its Four Walls of Intricate Shadows

Cube Lamp

There’s nothing simple about this cube right here. Dubbed as “Intersections,” it has intricate patterns on each of its six faces that are projected onto the walls of the room that it’s in when the light placed inside its chamber is turned on. Clearly, this is not your regular lamp. It’s actually an art installation by Anila Quayyum Agha which measures six-and-a-half feet on each side.

Anila explains that the project is an exploration of “intersections of culture and religion, the dynamics and interpretation of space and sight as it threaded through cultures and emerged as varied expressions that redefine themselves with the passage of time.”

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So This Is a Knight Light

Knight Light

If you want to have a night light that only a handful will ever have, then you might want to make your own. That’s what Mr. Hyde did when he came up with the Knight Light, which is basically a knight’s helm creatively propped up by an ornate-looking stand. You’ll need the helm, some wires, metal tubing for the support, and a crankshaft from a car (but this one’s optional.)

Instructions on how to make the Knight Light are posted on Instructables.

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Mario Bros. Industrial Pipe Lamp: The Awesomest Lamp to Light Up Your Room

Mario Bros. Theme Industrial Pipe Lamp

Mario’s one of those video game characters who I think is truly deserving of the ‘Super’ title. He climbs down tunnels, chucks fireballs, and takes to the sky (provided he’s got the raccoon suit on), all in his quest to save the princess.

Now you can have a functional memento of Mario in action thanks to TRoweDesigns. They specialize in Steampunk, industrial-type lamps like this one inspired by the Mario Bros. franchise. It’s got a single light held up by a black iron pipe that’s encased in a vintage glass insulator to light up your room.

Probably the awesomest part about the lamp is how you’re supposed to switch it on. There are no buttons to press or switches to flick, because all you have to do is pull the chain where Mario’s hanging from and, voila! You’ve got light!

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Five-Foot Tall Deep Sea Angler Fish Lamp Looks Freakishly Awesome

Giant Junkyard Fish Lamp

You’ve seen this fish before. Probably not live, but when it was featured pretty prominently in Finding Nemo. It looked scary in the movie and probably looks even scarier in actual. But the deep sea angler fish doesn’t get any scarier than how it appears in its lamp form.

The fact that it stands at five feet tall doesn’t help matters either. This lamp was created using an assortment of recycled materials, from forks and knives to old bike parts and shovels. And when you flick the switch, you’ll be treated to the scariest sight of your life. I think it’s probably demeaning to just call it a lamp, because it looks more like a piece of art, if you ask me. Its creator Justin La Doux seems to think so, too, because he actually entered the lamp (which was part of a grander installation) into the 2010 ArtPrize contest, where it was judged as one of the top 100 among the 1,700 or so entries.

Owning a piece of art isn’t cheap, so you shouldn’t expect this lamp to be, either, because it’s priced at $8,000.

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