Who needs lamps when you can make your walls literally light up on their own? They can if you cover them with a coating of LED wallpaper. Wallpaper might be a little past its prime, but with a little infusion of tech and some neat geometric designs, maybe it's time to reconsider.

Made by Mestyle and shown off at this year's New York Design Week, these high-tech wallpapers have low-tech origins; they're all handmade. The rolls come in 22 unique designs, each with its own scientific or historic inspiration.

Rolls of the paper are available for purchase through retailers in a number of different countries, but the US doesn't seem to be one of them. It's OK; even if you're into the idea, chances are you can't afford whatever custom, handmade wallpaper costs (i.e. probably a lot). Beats the hell out of fake wood paneling, don't it? [Mestyle via Inhabitat]