Lampster, is a little robot look lamp designed by a couple of San Francisco-based designers. The Robot’s head is from old tractors or bikes, which made out of metal and thick glass! It has two light sources: one is an LED activated by a touch on the Lampsters head, perfect to use when studying or writing at the desk! And the second is a RGB LED, that can be controlled using a mobile device, it can give any color you choose! Moreover, it is can be the life of the party; just sync it to your music and it will flash to the beat. Sounds super cool right? However, the lampster comes with the lowest price of $178. Not sure how much of you want a lamp with that price. But you do, go check on their site.
Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames designed an interesting lamp Mygdal Plantlamp that allow greenery to grow inside without the use of direct sunlight and water. They worked closely with glass blower to create the ideal shape for the lamp and the end result is two versions – a pendant lamp and a standing lamp. Both lamps have small plants growing inside and LED light is used to replicated sunlight. The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years. Sounds pretty cool. However, I am not sure how the plant can live without water. Anyway, interesting idea but not quite practical for me.
We have featured many unusual lamp design on DesignSwan but this one is the most cheeky design we’ve ever seen. If you are one of those who enjoy slapping butts, this lamp probably is your cup of tea. Designed by London-based designer Joseph Begley, this butt-shaped lamp can be turned on by slapped, squeezed or pinched. As Joseph described his creation “A sense of lasting enjoyment is promoted through the unique tactile pleasure, the irresistible cheeky interaction and the aesthetic quality of the glowing buttocks! A multi-sensory experience to make you smile.” Coming in 10 different colors, if you want one of those butts, you can order it on its official site. However, $227 USD isn’t a cheap price for a lamp though.
Inspired by Polish artist Przemek Krawczński who carves lamp head out of gourds, artist Vainius Kubilius carefully crafts coconut shell that project visually exciting and exotic patterns of light on adjacent walls, ceiling, and floor. The whole lamp is created from coconut, suede, and cork. Those unusual material give each lamp an almost snake-like appearance. To create the head of lamp, Krawczński need to drill thousands of holes on the coconut to allow the light to spill out in a variety of intricately formed patterns. After careful shaving, waxing, and drilling, the coconut head shines like some sort of jewel. Click here if you want to buy these unusual handcraft lamp, although $200 price isn’t that cheap for a one head lamp.