For this Scrapwood Challenge, carpenter Neil Pask created a beautiful modern pendant lamp. He created its cylindrical shape by gluing small wood segments into circles that he routed smoothly. To create the organic perforations in the shade, he drilled randomly-placed holes and then painstakingly routed each one by hand.
Turn your outdoor space into an outdoor living room with Nocturne’s cordless floor lamp. It recharges during the day with a solar panel and has a built-in Bluetooth speaker for entertaining. It’s weatherproof, so it’ll withstand rain and harsh sunlight. Its base can be filled with water or sand to keep it from tipping over.
Take a trip into space with this levitating planet lamp from Levitos. The illuminated planet floats and spins about 0.75″ above its base using electromagnetic induction technology and casts a colorful glow from inside of its orb. The planet and base measure about 5.25″ wide.
This lantern has a retro styling, but it’s a modern, battery-powered lamp with filament-style LEDs and warm white light and ambient orange candlelight modes. Its shell and metallic shade are made from ABS plastic with a metal carrying handle, and its 5000 maH battery provides 6 to 24 hours of light per charge.
Ukraine-based shop Flampic makes wonderful wooden desk lamps. Among their creative designs is this adorable dog lamp. Its articulated legs and tail let you pose it in a nearly endless variety of charming poses. Available with metal wing nuts or handcrafted wood hardware.
This 3D-printed lamp from Vall3DP is based on the design of the SpaceX Starship prototype. It looks just like Elon Musk’s reusable rocket, complete with a fiery illuminated launch plume. It measures 11″ tall and comes with a wooden base that needs to be superglued on after shipment.
In this video from woodworker JAR Made, he how he made a unique accent lamp that lets light shine through gaps cut into a wooden shade. By making horizontal and vertical kerf cuts, he was able to bend the wood into a hyperboloid shape reminiscent of a nuclear cooling tower. He also placed an Alexa voice assistant inside.
At first glance, this hurricane lamp looks like a classic oil lantern, but it’s actually packed with modern technology, using a vintage-style LED bulb as its light source and cranking out tunes from its Bluetooth speaker. Its light is dimmable and burns for up to seven hours, while its speaker plays for five hours per charge.
Wild Oaks Metal Works handcrafts these unique desk lamps from steel and copper. Their conical shade and articulated base pay homage to the iconic Anglepoise lamp, but with a brawny industrial look. The gears and chains are functional too – turn the crank to adjust its height. They also make a double-headed version.
This fully adjustable desk lamp fits into any modern office setup. It features a clean and minimal aesthetic and fully tunable light colors. Its base incorporates a wireless charger and a docking station with Thunderbolt, USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI ports. It can also be ordered with a front-facing light for webcam illumination.
This unique contemporary ceiling lamp from Italy features a borosilicate glass shade and ribs that help to diffuse and distribute light. Its bright LED light source can change color temperatures using your smartphone or smart home assistant, and it comes with a clear, copper-tinted, or gold-tinted shade.
Dig the look of objects from the early days of the Nuclear Age? UK-based Martin Metal Art creates unique lamps with an Atompunk aesthetic, incorporating objects like 1960s battery chargers, perforated metal, and glass for a great retrofuturist vibe. The Davenset Atomic Reactor is our favorite, but it’s also the most expensive.
This portable LED lantern adds warm ambient light to any setting. It’s made from metal and has a real glass shade, which makes it look and feel more substantial than plastic lights, and it runs for hours on its built-in rechargeable battery. It’s also dimmable. Available in red, black, green, or blue.
This bold and modern accent light doubles as a kinetic sculpture. Its three elongated hexagons rotate atop its base, casting an ever-changing and soothing splash of color on your walls and around the lamp. An accompanying app lets you choose from millions of colors, adjust brightness, and program animation effects.
Bring a colorful splash of light into any space with this trippy tabletop lamp. It uses a combination of reflective acrylic, dichroic filters, and an LED light source to create the illusion of multiple cubes inside. Measures 8.6″ L x 8.6″ W x 9.4″ H.
This modern clamp-on desk lamp has two flexible gooseneck sections, letting you bend it to your whim and aim light just where you need it. Its skinny LED light has a built-in diffuser for smooth illumination and four selectable brightness levels. Made from brushed aluminum.
NUÜR’s “C”-shaped aluminum lamp makes a great accent light for your desk, bookshelf, or bedside table. Beyond its modern, sculptural design, it offers stepless dimming, and three color temperatures to choose from, so you can pick warm, cool, or neutral light output. Measures appx. 12.6″ tall.
The classic lava lamp finally gets the rocketship makeover it deserves. Created by lava lamp originators Mathmos, the Saturn Giant floor lamp measures 5 feet tall and stands on a trio of shiny aluminum legs. Each one is handmade in the UK and can be ordered in one of 10 lava color combinations.
The Lucid Bazaar Company and designer Joe Zado make a variety of unique geometric lamps that cast colors and shadows. Among them is this beehive-inspired light with honeycomb cutouts that project hexagonal patterns on walls and ceilings. We also dig their squiggly Brain Coral Shadow Lamp.
This LED desk light serves as both a task lamp and enhances your appearance on video calls and live streams. It has flicker-free edge lighting for smooth illumination and five pivot points for getting just the right angle. It also offers adjustable color temperature and brightness controls. Also available in a discounted 2-pack.
Want a lamp that can light up your entire workbench or desk? The Neatfi XL cranks out an impressive 2200 lumens using 117 surface-mounted LEDs, casting a wide and even field of light from its 20″ diffusion shade. Its 32″ arms offer plenty of adjustability, and you can choose from four brightness levels.
Accessory maker Bambetel takes the classic swing arm desk lamp and gives it a fresh new look by replacing many of its metal components with wood. It has three adjustable joints, a surface clamp, and its LED lamp head can rotate in any direction. Complete the look with one of their wooden desk organizers and wall clocks.
This unique desk lamp features a flexible aluminum arch embedded with dotless SMD LEDs behind an anti-glare cover for shadow-free task lighting. It comes with two magnetic docking plates, and its arch can be bent to suit your specific needs. Its lights offer an adjustable color range from 2,700K to 6,000K via an RF remote.
Simone Giertz was tired of looking at the boring IKEA ceiling light she had hanging from her ceiling, so she decided to replace it with something more interesting – a combination lamp and a hanging plant basket. She managed to keep the water and electricity away from each other with a bit of epoxy.