It is meant to act like a lamp, but the Alien Egg with Launching Facehugger & LED Lights is much more, simply because of that little facehugger it launches. Touch a button, and the facehugger flies off for excellent pranks and amusement. Costs $30.
With the Sith Lord and the most feared soldier of the galactic empire lighting up their helmets for effects, we’d say the “mood light” part has been achieved. Available for pre-order, the lamps make use of five LED lights, and are available in two sizes. Costs £15 ($24) for the smaller lamps and £40 ($65) for the larger version.
A lamp that is a sort of deja vu for the design of Frank Gehry, the fish lamp takes its form from a design the 80+ year old architect created 25 years ago. The first fish lamp was created some 25 years ago when the designer saw shards of colorful plastics from ColorCore laminate. Revisiting the old design, the architect has created a new series of fish lamps, built again by using the ColorCore from Formica.
Dressing lamps from Italian designer Marcella Foschi employ old clothes as shades. While that is a brilliant idea that lends both form and shape to the lamp, we wonder how effective could a lamp like this be. Wearing lamp sized clothes would perhaps be much better.
Marine Light by designer Nir Meiri makes use of seaweed as a primary element. While the seaweed plays a passive role, it is its presence that gives the lamps their unique style. Seaweed is applied over metal strips while it is still wet. As it dries, it shrinks and sticks to the metal strips, forming a lampshade. A finishing coat is applied over the seaweed to keep it preserved. The final result is this impressive and unique looking lamp you see here.
Vietnamese artist Vnarts manages stunningly intricate carvings on eggshells. Some of these carvings get a LEDs plonked inside them to create these very tiny and absolutely mindblowing lamps. The eggshell carvings and lamps are available for purchase here.
Starry Light is a handcrafted lamp with the hemispherical shade carved into a pattern so it projects the images of constellations and stars to its background. The lamp features constellations from the Northern Hemisphere’s equinoxes and solstices, although the creators do accept custom builds so you could get one built specifically for your location.
Construction lamps by Joost van Bleiswijk take the look of small toy construction playset. The joints are exaggerated with large screws to enhance the construction look. The lamps are inspired by metal factory constructions, electricity poles and other construction elements. Taking the appearance of a pylon, the four sides rise and taper towards the top that is capped by the lamp itself. Made for Moooi, the lamp will be available in three size, two floor lamps and one tiny enough to perch upon a table.
Lightball lamp by designer Andrey Privalov takes the form of a basketball hoop with the ball itself acting as a lamp. A specially crafted neck and backboard keep the appearance of the design clean, allowing elegance to the lamp while it takes on the form of a playful setting for lighting.
Here at Randommization, we love nothing more than doses of serendipity, and these lamps seem so random at the first glance, they’re just right up our alley. Atlanta based artist Roger Thomas created this set of lamps using upcycled vintage appliances and various other items he found. Built quite imaginatively or with a seemingly eccentric flair, these lamps don’t fail in developing interest. Available from the artist’s Etsy shop.