I haven’t featured a lamp up here in a while because I really haven’t seen anything that’s all that cool floating around. But when I stumbled onto this mechanical wood marvel, I knew I had to find out more about it.
Cork is a strange wood. It’s very light and you can use it to make all sorts of things. We have seen cork cases for smartphones and other things. Today I ran across this quirky cork light fixture called the Pinha, designed by London’s Raw Edges for Materia.
Nolan Herbut’s lamp design is made out of keyboards. He meticulously created the fixture by rearranging all of parts of keys that he found from unwanted keyboards and wrapping the whole thing up.
The light that comes from the lamp creates an interesting and ethereal effect.
A while back I discovered these cool RGBy LED lamps from Japan, which could automatically detect the color on which they were placed and change to match. While they were quite cool, they were also quite expensive .
When you wake up in the morning, do you ever feel like shooting something? Oh, me either.
For those weirdos out there that hate the annoying sound of your alarm going off after only six hours of sleep and feel the need to take it out on an inanimate object, I’ve got something for you.
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel.
Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.
Made of plastic pipes, sockets, wire sleeves and other common plumbing and electrical materials, these Robolamps are some of the geekiest and most unique desk lamps we’ve ever seen.
They’re not all menacing like Robolamp Roddock, pictured above.
Priced at $59.95 (USD), this could be the most expensive lightbulb you’ll ever buy. But at least you’ll experience the thrill that Thomas Edison must have had when he creating his first working bulb.
This science kit includes everything you need to make your own source of illumination – old school style.
I was buzzing about over on the Star Wars Shop when I came across these nifty new wall lights, perfect for any Star Wars themed room.
Each wall-mountable light measures 27-inches tall, and has LEDs inside its lightsaber blade which can produce seven colorful effects.
Designed by Fabian Nehne and Martin Meier, the RGB Light is, as Szymon Blaszczyk said, a great gift for Photoshop geeks. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s for sale.
The point, of course, is teaching the physics of the additive color model.
Designed by Jan Bergstein, “TEELICHT” is a lamp that looks like an upside-down cup, with a light switch made to look like a teabag tag. I hope no one’s going to protest when I say that this is a tealightful idea.
The latest lighting creation from the UK house of Mathmos is definitely unusual. Designed to look like a couple of globby alien heads, Blob and Flow are what Mathmos calls “touch-sensitive light pets.” I just call them “weird, but cool.”
I am a big sci-fi fan and like to read sci-fi and watch sci-fi flicks. Any fan of sci-fi or cool interior design will really appreciate these sweet lamps that Jason Dietz has built and will be showing off at the Maker Faire this month.