While there have been numerous series in the Star Trek universe over the decades, The Original Series and The Next Generation were my favorites. So when I saw these cool Trek-inspired table lamps I was happy to see both of those series represented.
One of the most iconic things in Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice is Michael Keaton’s referee-striped suit. Later in the film, Beetlejuice spawns an insane merry-go-round hat and grows creepy long arms as he ups his maniacal taunting of the Deetz household.
These days, all kinds of desktop playthings take advantage of magnetic levitation, from speakers, to gadget chargers, to clocks. Now, you can have your own personal hot air balloon that uses magnets, not hot air to float.
Etsy shop Maladee Makes has laser-cut filigreed cubic wood lamps in several geeky themes. The lamps measure 7″ on each side and have colored paper linings that make them appear solid.
The shop can make the panels out of a variety of materials and in various colors, and can be ordered as a corded cube lamp, a battery-powered lamp or as a lampshade.
When people talk about making metaphorical lemonade out of lemons, they usually are referring to finding a way to have a little fun with a mild annoyance or set back. This Dutch guy made some darkly humorous lemonade out of his own need for a leg amputation.
There are plenty of different kinds of lights to illuminate your home or office with, but I’ve never seen anything quite as interesting as these lights. They almost look like neon tubes, but the designers say that they can be used to light up ceilings, walls, floors, and just about anything else.