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LampStore Upcycled Vintage Lamps

By: on January 11, 2017
$25 - $135
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From yesteryear to Nashville to your living room. LampStore upcycles vintage objects (and icons, OG Star Wards lunchbox) into nostalgic pieces of tabletop lighting and home decor. The indie artists behind LampStore operate out of Nash, Tenny* and, to make their Mom & Pop shop story even more legit, keep the business all in the family.

LampStore originals run deep, with dozens of different designs available on Amazon. They range from novelty lamps, such as the SW and '87 baseball card tin you see above, to shades with less kitschy bases in the reclaimed porcelain and antique figurine categories.

All lamps have new "lamp parts" and wiring installed, and most take up to a 60W light bulb.

*Muchas danke to Blake Shelton for introducing me to my new favorite abbreviation. Goin' to NashTenny, baby!

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The Uncomfortable - Inconvenient Everyday Objects

Oh the fun you could have using some of Katerina Kamprani's Uncomfortable designs to mess with the new guy at work. Give him that disc-headed key to the office. Ask him to water the plants. Invite him to the break room...

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Rubika 3D Illusion Rubik's Cube Bookcase

By: Anesis »

George Bosnas' Rubika sends your brain on a different kind of trip. Rather than teaming up with your fingers and using pattern recognition, movement visualization, and memory to solve a puzzle, your brain and eyes share...

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Philippe the Skeleton Lamp

Phillipe the Skeleton Lamp is not the first skeleton lamp I've met (see Glass Skull Tiki Torch, Day of the Dead Skull Lamp). But he's definitely the first skeleton lamp I've met named "Phillipe." Which leads me to believe...

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Glow Stones

Ambient Glow Technology's Glow Stones combine with concrete--they either mix in freestyle or nestle in methodically--to create everything from illuminated pathways to Fairyland to sculpted lawn ornaments to mood-setting...

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Slap It Butt Lamp

$225 from Slap It »

I really appreciate how un-stuffy and...cheeky the Brits' sense of humor is. Sorry, humour. For example, I'd like to give whomever created this lamp a big slap on the back to show my admiration. And then a big approving...

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AbleNook: Rapidly Deployable Modular Dwelling

I'm nearly sold on AbleNook, a collapsible housing unit that requires neither appreciable time nor skill to assemble, based on its Kickstarter project's opening quote alone. From Albert Einstein: "We can't solve problems...

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LightBox Puzzle

The LightBox, in a new twist on physical brainteasers and cliched expressions, is designed such that seeing the light means you have not solved the puzzle....

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D'Lite Magic Light Trick

$23.95 from Amazon »

You won't mind being all thumbs with a pair of D'Lite Magic Lights on them. Sure, they're an old standard in any magician's bag of tricks, but I bet they'll still wow a room full of today's youth, a generation of gamers...

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Firefly Blue Laser Lamp

Sold Out from Amazon »

I grew up with fireflies. And by that I mean I grew up squashing them and rubbing their bioluminescence on my arms and legs so I too could glow like a superhero or anomaly of evolution. I never saw any blue ones though...

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Moon & Planet Lamps

$88.15 - $143.25 from Etsy »

Sleep under the light of the moon even on stormy nights, and enjoy the orange blaze of Jupiter without making futile attempts to go to Jupiter with one of these sweet spherical lamps from Pulsar Moonlight. Each is a unique...

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Day Of The Dead Lace Skull Lamp

$87.99 from Amazon »

The lacy-looking Day Of The Dead Skull Lamp follows in the footsteps of Porcelain Skulls and lace skull & crossbones pants. Sure, the table light isn't as intriguing as the former, or as sexy (so sexy!) as the latter...

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Heat Sensitive Tile

$33 from Moving Color »

I thought the Heat Sensitive Table was the pinnacle of cool in the realm of thermochromatic commmodities, but this Heat Sensitive Tile has just upped the ante. Inspired by the stunning lights of Alaska, Moving Color's...