There is nothing special about LED lamp or old-fashion lantern. However, when they come together, it might worth taking a look. Balad Collection, as the result of the collaboration of French outdoor furniture company Fermob and designer Tristan Lohner, is a double-duty lamp. Basically, it is a wireless LED portable and chargeable lantern can be hung on lamp-stand or carried around when you need some extra light. Coming in six different colors (verbena, aubergine, fuchsia, storm grey, nutmeg and carrot) and two sizes (small and large), this playful lantern looks like person wearing a set of headphones. It also has two brightness levels – a bright task light and a dimmer ambient light, making it a perfect light source for indoor or outdoor. Simply select the size and color, decide whether to place it or hang it, make it into a lamp for the house or take it with you for a beach party. Like them, you can buy there here.
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.
Another wonderful nature inspired design. These beautiful night lamps are created by a team of Lithuanian artists. And below is how they describe their glory lamp.
Explorers is who we are. Night lamps is what we seek. Never before documented, discovered in wild northern forests these glowing specimens are just waiting to be gazed upon.
…Or at least we would like you to think so. We don’t just come around these magical specimens, each of them requires scrupulous work.
We are a group of Lithuanian artists who use hand-picked crystals and minerals, fallen tree timber and tree mushrooms to make one of a kind night lamps. With white LEDs, we light the crystals which later can be powered by your computer, power bank or any wall socket using a USB port.
These night lamps are widely known for their hypnotizing abilities, may cause sleepiness if observed while alight during night time. Active use causes dramatic increase in imagination levels. No need to use with caution.
Get those lovely lamps on etsy
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.