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Tag Archives: Lamps

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 ]

Jellephish Lamp Could Also Be Passed Off As A Cooler Mushroom Cloud Lamp

Jellephish Lamp (Image courtesy Firebox.com) By Andrew Liszewski

Firebox.com seems to cater to the demographic of geeks with considerable amounts of disposable income. So while this Jellephish Lamp actually looks kind of cool, I think they’d sell a lot more if they tried to pass it off as a Mushroom Cloud Lamp instead. But who am I kidding? The fact that this lamp includes a wireless remote is enough to convince every cube dweller they must own one.

Under the dome on top you’ll find a set of LED lights that can actually be cycled through “an almost infinite palette of seductive colors…” to set the right mood. While I doubt there are more than a handful of people who find LED lighting seductive, I’m sure there are plenty who will be fascinated by the transparent acrylic base that lights up alongside the dome.

Firebox.com has it for about $156.

[ Jellephish Lamp ] VIA [ Cribcandy ]

Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light

Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light (Images courtesy NCSX)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m really surprised no one has ever thought of this product tie-in before. Given the number of lightsaber toys and prop replicas, it only makes sense that the elegant weapon of the Jedi masters could also be turned into a regular household lamp.

Each one stands 40 inches tall and comes in either a Luke Skywalker or Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader version. There is some assembly required, and the lights run off 2 AAA batteries instead of plugging into the wall, which is kind of lame. You’ll also have to deal with either a red or green tint in your room since the blades are colored after the ones seen in them movies. While that’s probably a concern for some, true Star Wars fans have put up with far worse over the years.

You can find the Lightsaber Room Light at NCSX for just $23.

[ Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]

Little Lamp Comes Complete With A Little Shade And A Little Pullchain

Little Lamp (Image courtesy the MoMA Store) By Andrew Liszewski

Urban living is just another way to say you live in a small, cramped apartment in a big city. But if you furnish your pad correctly, you can actually make it seem a lot bigger than it really is. The Little Lamp designed by Sam Hurt and Jude Biddulph looks like a classic table lamp and comes complete with a clip-on shade and a pull-chain to turn it on or off. But the base of the lamp is actually a single D-cell battery, which of course also powers the LED bulb.

So not only is it saving you precious space, but it also won’t add anything to your monthly power bill. Just couple this with a 2-inch Sony Watchman TV in the living room, and an Easy Bake Oven in the kitchen and I guarantee your small apartment will seem like a spacious penthouse. (Note: Guarantee not guaranteed.)

You can find the Little Lamp at the MoMA Store for $19.95, and the LED bulb and battery are included.

[ Little Lamp ] VIA [ Cribcandy ]