The whole world is all about green these days, and I’m not talking about money. There has been so much talk and fuss about global warming and climate change recently, that we all need to be more conscious about using our resources.
A while back over, we told you about a cool lamp concept called “BANG!” which was supposed to let you”shoot out” the light with a gun. I was pretty sure the thing was just a concept, but it turns out you can now buy the thing.
I like 3D printers because you can print damn near anything for any reason. Some designers set about creating a lamp that looks destructive and sort of like a healthy dinner wrapped in one. The lamp is called the Mushroom Cloud Shaped Nuke Lamp and it is designed by Veneridesign.
Steve Hoefer – who made this awesome one-player Rock, Paper, Scissors glove – took the term “book light” literally and made a reading lamp out of a used book. In keeping with his theme, Hoefer used a copy of Lauren Belfer’s novel City of Light.
My very first viewing of the animated short Luxo, Jr. was really the moment that cemented the fact that Pixar would always give it’s animations character and heart like no other studio – even today. I always loved how John Lasseter imbued these bendy desk lamps with so much life.
These beautiful Sensai speakers include lights so that they can serve as lamps as well as wireless speakers. There are a few different variations, including a suspension lamp, floor lamp, table lamp, and wall sconce.
Actually this lamp doesn’t have anything to do with Katamari Damacy, but it sure looks like it, doesn’t it? Designer Paola Pivi’s Nice Ball is a hanging lamp covered with tiny replicas of 80 chairs and tables from the Vitra Design Museum collection.
Here’s a cool way to add a little extra splash of color to your room without breaking the bank. These compact LED mood lights let you choose from 256 different colors using a clever touch-sensitive color chart on the side.
For those of you who don’t recall, the NES Advantage was the big arcade joystick for the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. For those of us who grew up in the arcades, these things were so much better than those silly little gamepads.
When I think of Tiffany and other stained-glass lamps, I usually have an image of a little old lady’s house, accented with lace curtains, doilies, and a collection of Hummel figurines. What I do not usually think of is Mandalorian bounty hunters and EE-3 carbine rifles.
I understand that changing your light bulbs in the home from the normal incandescent to more efficient CCFL or LED lights can save you a bunch of money. The problem I have always had with LED bulbs is that the color light tends to be weird and the bulbs are just so damn expensive.
Combine conservation and some good old creativity, and you’ll get the Secret Lamp.
I admit it also looks a bit like a novelty with its design and is a bit on the bulky side as far as table lamp goes, but you have to give it an “A” in both creativity and effort.
IKEA Hacker reader Jason is one very creative fellow who recently had one of those so simple it’s brilliant ideas: a chandelier is just a bunch of lamps hanging on the ceiling, so why not put a bunch of desk lamps together to make a chandelier?
There’s no need to burn the midnight oil (or candle) anymore when you need to get some studying, reading, or work done on a night when your power dies on you. That is, if it was a really sunny day earlier and if you have one of these colorful and simplistic IKEA Solvinden Solar-Powered Table Lamps.