If your father is Sir James Dyson, inventor of - among other things - the Dyson vacuum cleaner, you can either find a completely unrelated industry to work in or bite the bullet and try to innovate your way out his shadow. Jake Dyson chose the latter route, and came up with this: the Motorlight Wall. A remote-controlled lamp with adjustable iris, the Motorlight Wall can uniquely offer various spreads of light between 10 and 120 degrees.
So many products these days serve more than one purpose. In fact, we often see lamps that double as iPod docks and here the Conof USB desk lamp falls right into that specific category.
So, you plug the lamp into the USB port on your computer and it will then shine a light on your work space. It's unique C-shape makes sure of that. Plus, it can swivel 270 degrees. Another feature is its iPod dock, adding another level of functionality.
Okay, so I need to speak up about something. Why oh why have there been so many abuses of the teddy bear lately? Headless teddy bear flash drives and now this lamp? What is the world coming to!
But in all seriousness, the Teddy Bear Lamp is just like any other light fixture. It features a shade made from black fabric that sits on a teddy bear's body. He's soft and fuzzy but missing his head!
It's always nice when a device is a multitasker. And if anyone watches the cooking show, "Good Eats," they'll know how a multitasking device can save you money and space. However, what would you say to a lamp that is also a stereo speaker?
The AmpLamp is a concept design that sports the form of a lamp, yet has speakers tucked away within the lamp shade. The base of the lamp has a subwoofer. The really cool thing is that it utilizes NXT technology, which can turn a flat surface into a speaker. It also uses Airsound, which is noticeable by the flared out speakers on the sides of the lamp.
I'm all for totally useless gadgets and the USB Seamour Sheep Radioactive Lamp falls squarely in that category. And I say that with great admiration. After all, who wouldn't want a lamp in the shape of a sheep that glows radioactive green?
The Spark Lamp, designed by Beverly Ng, is a really cool concept that turns your lamp into a self-sustaining device that can tell you just how much power you're using. Using LED light, the lamp can be flipped over during the day to recharge itself using solar energy.
The Stimuli 3.0 Lamp is probably one of the coolest lamp concept designs I've ever seen. Too bad it most likely will never be made. But despite that fact, this lamp is awesome in both form and function.
If you feel like bringing a bit of discotheque style to your work space—do they even still call them discotheques?—you need to get your hands on the Encore Rockin Music Lamp.
This may not be a product officially sold through the people that created the game Asteroids. It is still just as cool and by no means are small novelty lamps.
As I type this up, I am currently staring at the chandelier in my dining room. The rental company decided it hung a little too low. So instead of being thorough and making a nice clean job of shortening the wire they just hooked the chain it hangs from a little higher and let the excess chain and cord sort of hang there.