• These Dunk Animal Lamps Look Like Upright Horses On Three Legs

    These Dunk Animal Lamps Look Like Upright Horses On Three Legs

    Turning old bottles into lighting elements isn’t exactly a novel undertaking.  We’ve seen it done in products like the Satechi LED Lamp, the Tejas Home Barlite, and Mandles.  Despite that, these Dunk Animal Lamps still feel fresh and fun, with its playful, lighthearted take on functional lighting for the home. Created by Nishi Chauhan, it’s the latest entry in her Animal Farm series, which consists of different types of lighting units that combine recycled objects and revived traditional craft.  For [...]

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  • Replace All Your Candles With Playbulb

    Replace All Your Candles With Playbulb

    Candles are great for setting the mood in a room.  Like everything else we’ve been using for a long time, though, it’s terribly inefficient.  With the advent of modern smart lighting, it’s high time we get a suitable replacement for the old ball of wax with a wick in the middle.  That’s exactly what Playbulb represents. Made by Mipow, it’s a small LED-based lamp in the shape reminiscent of a tealight holder.  That way, it still looks like a candle, [...]

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  • These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing lamps probably won’t light up your bedroom any better than the Philips Wake-Up Light you use right now. But we bet these will spur a more engaging conversation with any girl you show around the house, increasing the chances they’ll decide to stick around the bedroom just a little longer than usual. And while we’re not counting on it, who knows, it just might be your lucky day. Made by Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha, the lamps are designed as two-dimensional [...]

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  • Lumio Lamp Folds Into A Book, Opens Up Like A Glowing Accordion

    Lumio Lamp Folds Into A Book, Opens Up Like A Glowing Accordion

    We’ve seen our share of clever light designs, from minimalist to decorative to chuckle-inducing.  The Lumio Lamp, however, sets itself as a new favorite with its unique transforming shape, compact folding design, and whole new world of uses. Designed by Max Gunawan, it boasts a minimalist styling that allows the entire thing to fold into a book-like bundle, making it easy to transport for portable lighting needs.  Unfold the book and it opens into an accordion-shaped fixture that you can [...]

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  • Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp Turns Any Bottle Into A Beautiful Desk Lamp

    Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp Turns Any Bottle Into A Beautiful Desk Lamp

    Turning a bottle into the body of a desk lamp probably isn’t the most original idea.  We’re pretty sure we’ve seen it done a few times in the past, especially among folks who like upcycling erstwhile trash items.  The Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp, however, lets you use empty bottles for the same purpose without much work, allowing you to turn any bottle into a lamp body. A lighting unit cut in the likeness of a lamp shade, you simply [...]

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  • Blue Laser Lamp Illuminates Your Room With Hundreds Of Shooting Lasers

    Blue Laser Lamp Illuminates Your Room With Hundreds Of Shooting Lasers

    Want a fancy lighting system that turns your room into a moody scene straight out of a horror/sci-fi flick?  The Firefly Blue Laser Lamp is your best option for doing just that, dispersing hundreds of blue laser lights flying around you. A portable lamp, it comes shaped like a giant dice out of a role-playing tabletop game with over two dozen sides, allowing it to spread the lasers in all directions from where it sits.  The result is a bunch [...]

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  • This Table Lamp Doubles As A Terrarium/Display Case

    This Table Lamp Doubles As A Terrarium/Display Case

    Table lamps are plenty useful for illumination.  They’re hardly the most efficient use of space, though, with many portable lamps such as the LuminAID and the Coleman QuadLantern able to provide the same function sans the larger, more stylish form.  This combo Terrarium/Display Table Lamp offers slightly more use while retaining an attractive decorative design. Made by SHare Studios, it’s a cylindrical lamp with a clear glass base that you can use either as a terrarium for your tiny lizard [...]

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  • The Worker Lamp Looks Like A Tower Crane

    The Worker Lamp Looks Like A Tower Crane

      Digging sites and construction sites need to get themselves some lighting, too. And while there are plenty of industrial lighting solutions out there, we can’t help but feel none of them are anywhere near as suited to the surroundings as this floor lamp called The Worker. Described as a “functional sculpture,” it’s created by artist Pascal Howe, who claims it was inspired while shopping around for a turntable.  We’re not exactly sure what a turntable has to do with [...]

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  • Philips Wake-Up Light Creates Artificial Morning Sunlight

    Philips Wake-Up Light Creates Artificial Morning Sunlight

    You can’t wake up in the morning without the sun shining on your face.  Problem is, you just moved back to your mom’s basement after getting laid off and getting thrown out by your girlfriend and all your friends forsaking you because you drink all their beers.  And the sun does not shine in that basement.  What to do?  Maybe beg the parents (“Because, mom, how can I get a job if I can’t get up from bed?”) to buy [...]

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  • These LEGO Table Lamps Are Made With Real LEGO Bricks

    These LEGO Table Lamps Are Made With Real LEGO Bricks

    I guess we’re still a couple years away from functional beds and couches made entirely from LEGO.  While waiting for those, maybe we can light up our bedrooms with these LEGO Table Lamps to tide us over. Created by LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney, it’s a lighting furniture built entirely from LEGO bricks.  Well, not entirely — the shade isn’t LEGO and the electric parts obviously aren’t either.  Still, this is as much LEGO as you can realistically slap onto a [...]

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  • Andromeda Tactical Lighting Is A Military-Inspired Customizable Lamp

    Andromeda Tactical Lighting Is A Military-Inspired Customizable Lamp

    When the picatinny rail was first invented, we doubt they envisioned it ever being used for home furniture.  Let’s face it, though — it’s an awesome mounting system on top of being absolutely gnarly-looking.  And it looks madly on point when used in the Andromeda Tactical Lighting. Made by Sketchy Design Studio, it’s a mililtary-inspired lamp that looks more like a battle robot than a lighting furniture.  Seriously, my iRobot 710 wants to challenge it to a robot duel now.  [...]

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  • Assisi LED Planter Is A Gardening Pot That Doubles As A Lamp

    Assisi LED Planter Is A Gardening Pot That Doubles As A Lamp

    Yesterday, you decided you want to install additional lighting in your doorway.  This morning, you decided you don’t want to do any handyman work.  Tomorrow, this is the solution you will buy: the Assisi LED Planter. Made by Konstsmide, it’s a plant pot that doubles as a doorway lamp.  You can use it pretty much like any planter growing your begonias, crotons and whatever other houseplants you like to keep around.  Because of the lighting components, though, it’s not fully [...]

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  • Shoot To Switch: The BANG! Lamp

    Shoot To Switch: The BANG! Lamp

    Remote controls make everything better — even pillows.  But what makes remote controls better?  Turns out they become more awesome when the remote comes in the shape of a gun.  Proof: the Bang! Lamp. Made by Bitplay, it’s a novelty desk lamp that you turn on and off using a pistol-shaped remote control.  Aim the gun, pull the trigger and the lamp turns on; do it again and it switches off.  Basically, it’s like a cooler, more awesome version of [...]

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  • Cordless Reading Lamp Uses Gears, Cogs To Generate Its Own Power

    Cordless Reading Lamp Uses Gears, Cogs To Generate Its Own Power

    When doomsday happens, the power infrastructure will inevitably collapse.  And you’ll be congratulating yourself for installing that solar array in the roof of your house.  At least, until you’re driven out of the house by an army of aliens or a crowd of hungry zombies taking over the neighborhood.  Well, make sure to pack the Cordless Reading Lamp when you decide to take off. Why?  Because this reading lamp generates its own power for keeping the bulb lit, allowing you [...]

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  • Light-Light Floating Lamps Feature Levitating Shades

    Light-Light Floating Lamps Feature Levitating Shades

    Your Levitron Revolution makes for a fun levitating display piece.  After a while, though, you want bigger stuff in the house to float on air, too.  While the Light-Light Floating Lamps don’t completely levitate quite yet, the top half of the shade does.  And it looks awesome. Designed by Angela Jansen, the lamps make use of the same technology they use in those magnetic levitating toys.   Except instead of toys, they integrated it into an actually useful home furnishing, making [...]

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  • Sompex Beanbag Light Is A Lamp With A Sand-Filled Base

    Sompex Beanbag Light Is A Lamp With A Sand-Filled Base

    Beanbag chairs might make your house look like a dorm room, but damn, those things are comfy for lounging.  If you want a lamp to match those beanbag chairs you still secretly keep in your game room, these Beanbag Lights should do the trick. Created by Sompex, the lower half of the lighting fixture is made up of the same beanbag material that your favorite lazy sacks are made of.  That means, they can be set atop any surface and [...]

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  • Celebrity Lamp Uses 40 Mirrored Aviators For Its Shade

    Celebrity Lamp Uses 40 Mirrored Aviators For Its Shade

    Celebrities are awesome.  They’re showered with riches, adored by millions and flashed by hundreds of cameras everywhere they go.  Oh yeah, they wear mirrored sunglasses like it’s an indispensable part of their wardrobe, too.  The Celebrity Lamp won’t be hounded by the papparazi any time soon, but it wears its aviators like a badge of perpetual honor the same way your favorite TMZ fodder does. When powered off, the lighting furniture looks like a fancy modern sculpture with a mass [...]

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  • Snakkes Wall Lamp, An Illuminating Speech Bubble

    Snakkes Wall Lamp, An Illuminating Speech Bubble

    Need a speech bubble for your Eureka moment?  Try the Snakkes Wall Lamp, a light-up LED board for mounting on vertical surfaces, clad in a quirky, speech bubble design. Sporting a design from Barcelona-based Daniel Benito Cortázar, the lighting fixture is built by Northern Lighting, a hip Norwegian design collective who fancy themselves as “moodmakers.” And set a perfect lighthearted mood in any room it probably will. Aside from offering stylish illumination to any space, Snakkes also doubles as a [...]

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  • Flat Light Puts A Functioning Desk Lamp On Your Wall

    Flat Light Puts A Functioning Desk Lamp On Your Wall

    A cool desk lamp might add a little style and class to your mess of a work area, but lets face it, it still takes up already scarce space on that prime piece of desk top property. Not the Flat Light, though, which attempts to impart all the same decorative and illuminating functions, without taking up room in your desk. Created by Finn Maggee, it’s part visual gag and part functional equipment. Instead of an actual lamp, it’s actually just [...]

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  • Robolamps Let You Put A Robot In Your Nightstand

    Robolamps Let You Put A Robot In Your Nightstand

    Many modern robots can do amazing things.  The Robolamps, on the other hand, can only offer low-lighting in your bedroom.  But they look pretty amazing. Using plumbing pipes and electrical fittings made from hard plastic, artist Robert Matysiak turned up this huge collection of badass-looking nightstand fixtures.  Designed and assembled over the last two years, he’s now ready to show them off the world.  And, man, I want this everywhere in my house. They don’t look all that complicated either.  [...]

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  • Rotaliana Diva Desk Lamp And iPod Dock Makes Funnels Look Cool

    Rotaliana Diva Desk Lamp And iPod Dock Makes Funnels Look Cool

    Need a new desk lamp to spruce up your study area?  You might want to take a look at the Rotaliana Diva, a stylish desk lamp that bundles in some useful musical talents. We’re no big fans of the name (I mean, come on, Diva just evokes images of Celine Dion belting to the sound of breaking eardrums), but it’s hard not to admire this contraption.  With an original design that manages to make the funnel shape look attractive, it [...]

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  • Spoticam Lamp Punks Thieves, Pretends To Be A Surveillance Cam

    Spoticam Lamp Punks Thieves, Pretends To Be A Surveillance Cam

    Want the threat of a security camera without forking over the cost for a real surveillance system?  You just might get away faking it with the Spoticam, a desk lamp clad in the form of a CCTV recorder. Created by Antrepo Design, the Spoticam resembles a real deal box-style CCD camera, complete with a secure-looking chassis and tilting capabilities.  Since it’s actually intended for use as a low-light source for study desks, it fits in a lighting panel in place [...]

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  • TwistTogether LED Lamp, The LEGO Of Lights

    TwistTogether LED Lamp, The LEGO Of Lights

    Looking for a new lighting accessory to replace your tired, old nightlamp?  Get with the program and lay down something cool next to your bed, like the unique TwistTogether Lamp, which can stack and reconfigure into a variety of shapes and designs. Proclaimed by some as the “LEGO of Lights” (though I wouldn’t go that far), it’s a colorful lighting display made up of individual blocks that can be piled and arranged to form whatever shapes your gray matter can [...]

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