A Glowing Book That Illuminates More Than Just Your Brain

Max Gunawan's wonderful Lumio accordion book lamp has been popping up on design sites for the past year or so. But after a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, it's finally available for purchase, bringing its soft glow to home libraries around the world.

Featuring a laser-cut wooden cover made from maple, cherry, or walnut, the book's pages are actually a water-resistant, paper-like material called Tyvek that's all but impossible to tear. The $160 lamp is illuminated with dimmable LEDs that produce about as much light as a 40 watt bulb, and while it can be left plugged in all day long, a built-in rechargeable battery will keep it glowing for eight hours away from a USB port. And you thought Shakespeare was enlightening. [Lumio via designboom]

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