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3D Printed Lacelamps Project Intricate Patterns On Your Walls


Artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques have created a collection of lamps that integrate a 3D-printed element reminiscent of lace. When the lights are turned on, they project a cool web of patterns all over your room, while the lamps themselves do look kind of neat. We’re not sure how much they cost or whether they’re even for sale, but we can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be. There are two types, filed under “Sky” and “Land”, meaning one hangs from the ceiling while the other stands on a surface.

Hit the jump for a bunch of pics.


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Desktop Tornado Machine Sure Beats Lava Lamps


There’s a number of things you can put on your desk to brighten up a crappy afternoon at the office. The Desktop Tornado machine is one such option, and we frankly like it more than may of the other alternatives out there.

A built-in atomizer turns water into a cloud of mist while a fan in the base creates the updraft. Six circulation manifolds generate convergence and rotation, creating a rapidly spinning vertical column of air—the hallmark of any tornado. Users can change the direction of the air circulating manifolds, adjust the speed of the updraft fan, or adjust the intake fan on top to change the funnel speed of the tornado.

Using the device is simple and assembly takes around 10 minutes. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to pay a whole lot more than you would for a lava lamp: $300. That’s a lot of dollars just to watch air swirling around on your desk.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Super Mario Lamp Is Boss


If this isn’t the greatest looking lamp you’ve ever seen… then we need to have a talk with you: you probably get out more than we do! Greatest or not, the Super Mario lamp pictured above is definitely creative, and would have been bound to make any gaming aficionados reach for their wallets. It was being sold for $180 on Etsy, but appears to have found an owner already. It’s sad, but maybe with a b it of prodding, the guy could make another one.

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Life-Sized Mannequin Lamps Will Scare the Crap Out Of You

Mannequin Lamps

These life-sized mannequin lamps are not for the faint-hearted. These lamps, called ‘Embarakiya’, are part of a series by Al-Hamad Design. If their goal was to scare the crap out of people, then they succeeded immensely because these lamps are beyond creepy. Each mannequin has a lamp in place of their head.

Imagine these mannequin lamps lighting your living room and passing by one in the dead of night on your way to the bathroom… You’d probably scream loud enough to wake the entire neighborhood!

You can check out more freaky, headless mannequin lamps after the break.

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Twister Tube Is A Modern Lava Lamp… Without The Lava

There’s a bunch of things you could get to decorate your desk, at least in terms of lighting. The Lava Lamp was a staple of many a dorm room, throughout the 60’s and even the 90’s when it made a little comeback. But we’re pretty sure that fad is dead. And while we’re not certain the Twister Tube will ever take its place, it’s doing a mighty good effort of it.

The Twister Tube stands 15″ tall with a polished glass tube, sleek black base, and water resistant lid. When filled with distilled water and our special Twister Solution™, and powered on, a motor silently springs to life and begins turning the water. In seconds, a miniature tornado forms, drops down, and finally hovers just above the custom Twister Bar™. Although this is more commonly referred to as a water vortex, it looks and acts eerily like a real tornado including the “cloud deck”.

It’s $60 and comes in a variety of colours.

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The Andromeda Lamp: Tactical Lighting

By David Ponce

If you want to add a little bit of military flair to your digs, then look no further than the Andromeda Lamp. It’s made from black anodized aluminum and features three Picatinny rails mounted 120 degrees away from each other. These are the same kinds of rails that are used in modern rifles to mount accessories like scopes, night vision sights, lasers, etc. The Andromeda uses these so that you can mount the three arms and shades and position them any way you want, using nothing more than an Allen key. To complement its rugged look, the lamp comes with a “nostalgic filament bulb”, though you can replace it with any standard bulb that uses the same E-27 socket. Perhaps a rugged mil-spec lamp can co-exist with an eco-conscious LED bulb?

In any case, the Kickstarter project looks like it’ll get funded, and if you want your own lamp it’s $279, or $299 if you want to get different colour anodized bolts.

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LEGO Darth Vader Lamp

By David Ponce

It’s kind of hard not to like this lamp. It combines so many of the things we like into one 7.5 inch tall object. LEGO, for one. And Star Wars, for two. And lightsabers for three. It’s powered through AAA batteries, or through USB. And it launches in May for $50.

That’s a fair price.

What’s not so nice is the fact that they used an annoying pre-pubescent boy to “narrate” the promotional video.

Really guys?

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Glow In The Dark Jellyfish Lamps

By David Ponce

This is a lamp that is made from a real jellyfish. No, they didn’t kill these fish, they waited for them to die from natural causes and then froze them in liquid nitrogen. Once they’re rock hard, they dipped them in a liquid epoxy solution and let the whole thing harden. This means the lamp will not break, and not chip, even if you drop it. Even better, jellyfish skin contains bioluminescent proteins that makes them glow in the dark. Simply expose the lamp to light during the day and at night it will release these photons back for your viewing enjoyment. Or, you can buy one of the company’s many-colored LED bases to light it up at will.

They range in size form 3.75inches to 7 inches and in price from $35 to $170.

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Thanks, Scott.

Looksoflat Lamp Is Perfect For Finding Stuff That’s Fallen Behind Your Desk

Looksoflat Lamp (Images courtesy Ingo Maurer)
By Andrew Liszewski

Looking a lot like Luxo after being backed over by a truck, the reflector on the Looksoflat desk lamp has an incredibly thin profile, less than an inch thick by the looks of it. The design is of course facilitated by the tiny profile of a couple of LED bulbs, but I can’t help but feel it’s going to be far less efficient at illuminating a work space. But should you drop a pen or a charging cable behind your desk, this should have no trouble squeezing back there to help you find it. Available soon… hopefully.

[ Ingo Maurer Looksoflat Lamp ]