With the exception the occasional lighting fixture at IKEA, most cool modern lights are ridiculously overpriced for what they are. Here’s a case where you can get your hands on a cool accent light that looks amazing, and costs just 20 bucks.
Designed by CFabStudios, the O-Lite is a small (3-4″ high/3″ wide) accent light which is made out of discs of concrete. It’s powered by a small LED light source and outputs a warm glow for up to 20 hours on a single 9V battery.
At just $20(USD) a piece, you can buy several of these to place on your bookshelves, or possible in place of candles on your dining table. They’re available over on Etsy, where you can also find matching coasters and other accessories made from concrete. There’s also a plug-in lamp called the R-Lite for $10 more, but I think I prefer the look of the battery-operated design (which may also come in an AC version down the road.)