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Tag Archives: Lamps

Brick Lamp

Brick Lamp (Images courtesy HC Wang)
By Andrew Liszewski

Looking for an aluminum machined lamp to match the MacBook sitting on your desk, but also don’t want to have to meddle with pesky on/off switches? Well you might want to drop HC Wang a line and see if they’ll sell or make you one of their Brick Lamps which can be turned on by simply standing it on any of its side facets. It doesn’t look like it throws a tremendous amount of light, but let’s face it, that’s not why you really want one anyways.

[ Brick Lamp ] VIA [ Mocoloco ]

Becherlicht Optical Illusion Lamp

Becherlicht Lamp (Image courtesy designboom)
By Andrew Liszewski

When switched off, Martin Neuhaus’ Becherlicht lamp will leave you wondering why there’s an oddly mounted plastic cup near the wall. But when it’s turned on, you’ll understand its clever design. When properly positioned, the lamp projects a three-dimensional image of a colored lampshade on the wall, making it appear more like a traditional lamp with shade, as well as illuminating the room where it’s installed. It was created specifically for an exhibition at the imm cologne international furnishing show, and while it looks like a finished and sellable product, I don’t think it’s available for sale, or know if it will ever be.

[ Martin Neuhaus ] VIA [ designboom ]

Alien Abduction Lamp Now Available

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By David Ponce

If you’ve been reading us long enough, you’ll know we’ve been keeping track of this alien abduction lamp. From early concept two years ago, to final prototype and now it’s finally being shipped out to Europe and Australia/New Zealand. It’s $100, though we aren’t sure in what currency. The rest of the world will get it pending regulatory approvals.

Here are a few of this lamp’s “features”:

    Energy saving LEDs
    High Quality Perspex Beam
    Removable Bovine Abductee
    Glowing green/yellow cockpit
    Glow-in-the-dark aliens in cockpit
    High quality steel body with fantastic black-pearl finish
    3-stage UFO Control antenna, on/off and pulse
    Ultra non-slip base featuring real fake grass

There are only “2000 Special Limited ‘Signature Edition’ Alien Abduction Lamps. This one-off, Limited Edition is engrave signed by the designer Lasse Klein and comes complete with specially-printed poster/certificate which is not available anywhere else.”

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Spoticam Lamp

Spoticam Lamp (Images courtesy Antrepo)
By Andrew Liszewski

Looking to make a statement about the ever-increasing presence of big brother, but don’t want to ruffle too many feathers? Well now you can avoid those lengthy protests or boring letters to the government expressing your concern with this Spoticam Lamp created by Antrepo Design Industry. It cleverly mashes up a security camera with a desk lamp and can either be mounted to the wall or simply left sitting on your desk. It’s supposedly available in your choice of a white finish or raw aluminum, but at this point and time I don’t think it’s actually available for sale so you won’t be able to stick it to the man just yet.

[ Antrepo – I’m not a security camera! ] VIA [ DVICE ]

Noose Lamp Just Creeps Me Out

By Luke Anderson

If you you’re the kind of person that is just fascinated by death, and enjoys making people wonder about the state of your mental health, then I’ve got the perfect lamp for you. Designer Marie Thurnauer has decided to provide the world with a way to not only end your life, but also with a way to keep your room nice and bright.

The 53-inch lighting fixture is technically a work of art, though I’m not quite sure I understand the point of such a piece. If you think that you ever might want to use the lamp for any purpose other than illuminating a room, I wouldn’t suggest buying it. Once you realize that you just spent over six thousand dollars on a lamp, you might be tempted to use the noose.

[ Petites Productions ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Custom Cloned Eyeball Lamps

Cloned Eyeball Lamps (Images courtesy 5.5 Designers)
By Andrew Liszewski

How’s this for a conversation starter at your next party? You’ll be hard pressed to find a guest who isn’t at least a bit curious about the basketball-sized glowing glass eyeballs you have sitting on your end table. Available from 5.5 Designers, the Cloned Eyeball Lamps are actually custom made based on the color and unique design of your own eyes. You apparently need to fill out a special form which includes selecting a color that best matches your peepers, as well as providing a set of photos of your eyes so that glassblower Livio Serena can accurately create an exact clone of them. I have no idea how much something like this costs, but it’s safe to assume it’s not the type of thing you’ll find a coupon for.

[ Cloned Eyeball Lamps ] VIA [ Shiny Shiny ]

MYBrain Table Lamp – Guess What It’s Shaped Like

MYBrain Table Lamp (Image courtesy Lervik Design)
By Andrew Liszewski

A lot of animators will keep a mirror next to their drawing desk so they can use their own faces and expressions as inspiration for their work. Well here’s a product designer who also used themselves for inspiration. But instead of looking at his face, Alexander Lervik wanted to delve deeper into his head so he had an MR scan of his brain done at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The image of his brain was then processed by a rapid prototyping 3D printer to create this bizarre looking lamp. It’s lit internally by a set of bright LEDs and apparently does throw off quite a bit of light, but I think he missed the opportunity to have a single illuminated lightbulb floating above his brain. Now that’s a good idea!

[ MYBrain Table Lamp ] VIA [ DeZona ]

Colgao Hanged Table Lamp

Colgao Lamp (Image courtesy enPieza! Studio)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m pretty sure this unique lamp isn’t going to appeal to the average homeowner. Designed and hand-made by enPieza! Studio, the Colgao table lamp is made to look like someone who’s hanging from a noose. It’s kind of morbid, but the lightbulb for a head idea almost makes it seem like this poor chap had a brilliant idea, just before they kicked the stool out from under his legs.

As far as I can tell it’s a one-off piece, and isn’t available for sale. So if you want one for yourself, you’ll have to break out the hot glue and pipe cleaners. And maybe some electrical wiring.

[ Calgao Table Lamp ] VIA [ Cribcandy ]

Enlightenment Bookshelf Lamp

Enlightenment Lamp (Images courtesy Light Up Your World)
By Andrew Liszewski

There have been plenty of books written about ‘The Enlightenment’ over the years, but it takes a truly gifted mind to realize the word ‘enlightenment’ includes the word ‘light.’ And it takes a whole other level of genius to turn that realization into a clever pun-inspired lamp.

The appropriately-named Enlightenment lamp is made of white plexiglass, is 24cm x 17cm x 8cm and includes a 9-watt energy-saving lamp to illuminate it from the inside. For maximum enlightenment you’ll want to stick it on a shelf full of other hardcover tomes, or you can also go the less-classy route, and just use it as a bathroom nightlight.

The Enlightenment lamp will set you back about $130, but %10 of that cost actually goes to educational charities.

[ Enlightenment Lamp ] VIA [ DVICE ]