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.
German design firm Nui Studio created these large handcrafted hanging lamps, which incorporate a closed ecosystem for growing and nurturing a plant inside of a glass jar. The water inside of the lamp evaporates and condenses to keep the plant wet. For more information on ordering, contact Nui Studio.
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.
Inspired by the shavings created by sharpening pencils, designer Nanako Kume created a series of hanging lampshades with gigantic versions of the curly wood scraps. She started out by making an oversized pencil sharpener, then massive pencils to stick into it. Her process is just as fascinating as the finished pieces.
The Yeslamp Evo is a versatile desk lamp with an adjustable six-axis swing arm. It packs 60 super bright LEDs and offers five color temperatures and five brightness levels. Its lower arm has a built-in alarm clock, thermometer, hygrometer, and calendar display above its control buttons. It’s also got a USB charging port.
There’s a whole community dedicated to hacking IKEA products to make them look better or more useful. In this video from Woodboy, he shows us how he turned a cheap IKEA desk lamp into something that looks like it came from a high-end lighting store. All that remains from the original is the LED light bar and wiring though.
This unique ceiling light from ManCave Art Store is designed to look like an old WWII era bomb. It’s decorated in an army green powder coat, with “ACME” lettering on its side, and has four 3-watt LED downlights installed on its belly. Perfect for hanging over a bar, pool table, or card table. Measures 40″ long x 8″ diameter.
Alas, poor Yorick! We knew him, Horatio. Now recreate that famous scene from Hamlet every time you pick up this skull lamp from Suck UK. The life-size human skull is handmade from ceramic, while a USB-powered LED inside produces a warm, yet slightly eerie glow. Lighten the mood and use it to hold a ball cap.
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.
Architecture and design nerds will recognize the shape of this lamp as the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen. This 1:32-scale version of the UFO-shaped home serves as an art piece and an ambient light. It comes in several lovely colors as well as a slick chrome-coated version, and a special yellow and blue Ukraine edition.
Nintendo fans, check out these fun Question Mark Block lamps from Rock City Creative. Each is laser cut from birch plywood and will look great in any geeky setting. They come in 4″ and 8″ sizes with either classic gold or color-changing LEDs. We don’t recommend punching it to see if coins or power-ups come out.
Artist Steve Gallagher makes this cool desk lamp that looks like a steampunk rocket ship. Each one is made from a cage light with a glass shade, various bits of pipe, and a wooden base. The deluxe version features a decorative brass finial and looks great with either flicker flame or spiral filament LED bulbs.
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 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.