Vintage-Style Lamp Made From Reclaimed Materials

Vintage themed lamps and objects that artist Cory Barkman (previously) creates, come from a very elaborate process. The stunning design and the beautiful appearance are of course, a big part of the job, but the story of materials used in making these lamps is impressive in itself. Most of the objects used in the construction of these lamps are reclaimed mechanical parts from a scrap yard. Once the idea takes its shape, Cory looks for parts suitable for his lamps or forges a part if it cannot be found.

Super Mario Bros Pipe Lamp

Running through pipes is a passion for Mario, and comes in the list of his most favorite things to do after brutally crushing goombas, doing shrooms, saving Princess Peach and throwing Bowser into pits of lava after destroying a bridge. Now we think this lamp intends to celebrate one of the less destructive passions of the plumber. For the lamp, Mario simply pulls the chain switch to switch it on or off. Costs $189 and also available in Luigi, Toad and Yoshi variants.

CMYK Bulb Spreads The Colors

CMYK bulb by designer Dennis Parren has a penchant for casting colorful shadows. It has one main a main bulb for the usual lighting purpose, and colored LEDs in red, green and blue on its back that cast shadows in cyan, magenta and yellow. While that setting alone could be quite the killer, the lamp also manages to work exceptionally well with shades added so you can manipulate the colors coming forth from the LEDs.

Designer Lamps Shine Submerged

Classic lightbulbs don’t mix with water, but they sure would look super cool if these images by AuraDesign are anything to go by. The Czech design studio has come up with a lightbulb named Edie, which is supposed to work when submerged. The idea of Edie is to mix two very important, but still separate universes of fire and liquid. The fire part of course, is handled by the incandescent light bulb, and the liquid could just as well be water. They have an Indiegogo campaign running to make the bulb a reality, where you could pre-order one as well.

Old Car Parts Transformed Into Neat Lamps

Endowed with enough style to make gearheads happy, these lamps by Deron Dixon have their roots in old car parts. Various parts come together to create the base for the lamp, from which projects a stem to hold the shade and bulb. Deron says it’s a process of trial and error, where the best laid ideas might not exactly work out, and some errors might work out to be useful.