Tony Stark might have plenty of use for his repulsors, but even he will have to admit they make pretty good lamps. Here’s the proof in the form of a lamp by Sergio Oliveira. The lamp is not made to look brand new, but it has the appearance of one that has been in battle, fighting off the enemies at the arm of Iron Man.
In the wondrous world of design, tentacle-goodness can abound if you have a taste for it. Artist and sculptor Adam Wallacavage created this set of handmade Octopus Chandeliers that come in various shapes, sizes and colors akin to the masters of disguise that form their inspiration.
Neon Skull Lights by artist Eric Franklin are one of those scary things that keeps you looking at them with rapt attention. You might be creeped out, but you somehow can’t bring yourself to look away from the spectacle. Or that’s how they put such things in a couple of not-so-good books I have read. As far as I’m concerned, these lamps are fabulous. It is a set of three skulls, lit up internally through ionized neon, krypton, and mercury. The skulls themselves are made using an intricate network of glass tubes sealed masterfully to create a vacuum.
Gone are the good old days when you could keep humans as objects. You know, like the kind who stand in the background holding a lamp or serving their feudal lord without as much as being perceived or acknowledged. To those nostalgic for the old times, the Embarakiya lamps can provide some relief. Sadly they won’t work exactly as human minions, but you could find some solace in the humanoid shape of these floor lamps, plus the human sounds they utter through a speaker built into their torso.
Chocolate lamp by Alexander Lervik is built up on the concept of light versus dark, which we thinks works very well with the mix of an electric bulb covered in a lamp shade of chocolate. It’s a light that gives no light at all, until the heat from the bulb starts to thaw the chocolate that slowly melts and moves to the container at the bottom, while the melting chocolate exposes the bulb that shines through.
Going beyond the DSLR, or maybe around the DSLR, Etsy seller Sandra Díaz has this DSRL lamp that is shaped much like a camera lens. The pendant lamp is a replica of a reflex camera lens and happens to be handmade out of cedar wood with water-based varnish and beewax finish. All the camera lens appearance probably also shows itself in the price; for the $670 tag does make it pretty expensive.
An interesting piece of modern design done graciously, the Kyudo Floor Lamp by Kundalini sports an adjustable sliding track with a diffuser attached to it so as to control and adjust the lamp. The steel structure floor lamp with a glossy varnished paint finish costs $3190 to own.
In a very geeky twist sort of way, this lamp brings out the weirdness of Star Wars droids. It has the leg of C3PO, topped by half a R2D2 head that serves as the lamp shade. The lamp is the work of Gordon Tarpley.
The world still sits on the risk of a nuclear war, even though the shadow of the Cold War might have gone away. Mushroom Lamp by designers h220430 seeks to bring people attention to the subject of the still looming threat, hoping that awareness would help reduce the imminent threat. This does not really seem like an ideal approach, considering the lamp would appear more like a trophy, rather than an actual incentive to world peace.
Sea-life inspired pendant lamps by California based designer Roxy Russell take their laser-cut mylar material to a shape that looks much like Jellyfish. The Medusae collection has a lot of different forms to show, each in some way similar to the tentacled fish of the sea. Someone should probably look at Cthulhu now, we don’t want him to feel left out.