We recently outlined the best upgrades for your office, but now it's time to shed some light on the desk lamp situation. Which lamp is most deserving of real estate on your desk? Tell us in the comments.
The MagSafe power cord is one of Apple's smartest features. They tend to crap out after a few months of hard use, though, thanks either to your poor wire-wrapping technique or your dog's penchant for copper wire. But that doesn't have to be the end of the line.
There's something really meditative about these slotted lamps. They're made out of wood from California cypress trees and the light inside is a constant current LED, but the sculptural elements come through more than the utility as a lamp.
Simple is an understatement when it comes to the Vinge, a fine piece of lamp from Swedish design firm Note Design Studio. Stripped down to its essentials, the fixture puts out a beautifully soft light as a result of its massive white dome. And if the quality of light weren't enough for you, the wing around the base…
Fortunately, this gummy bear lamp is not actually made of real gummy bears, but 3,000 cast acrylic GummiBears. Not because of security concerns—imagine all those poor bears melting and causing a disaster—but because I would eat the whole thing.
Belovers of kitsch and naff! Here's your new object of desire: the Jellyfish lamp. It absorbs light and then glows in the dark "very exquisitely," says the manufacturer. And you can even change the light to any of the seven colors available.
There's nothing like a bit of DIY to make you feel like a strong, independent person. That goes double if it involves bending sheet steel with your bare hands, and that's just what you have to do with this lamp.
This replica looks like a ridiculously large iPhone 4, similar to the ginormous fan case we saw recently. But this knockoff Apple product isn't for cooling, it's for lighting your desk.
Toshiba is lending a helping hand to its fellow citizens by handing out one hundred portable OLED lamps to earthquake ravaged parts of the country.
This Cloud lamp is the ultimate eye candy for Apple fans looking to boldly celebrate the launch of Apple's iCloud service.
Who knew that leaving attached the tool used to create these stunning blown glass lamps would make for such a beautiful effect? When hung together, they almost look like snowflakes sprinkling down from the sky.
I love that you don't need to hide Alessi's first range of LED lightbulbs under a lampshade—in fact, they are the lampshades when screwed into Giovanni Alessi Anghini and Gabriele Chiave's Lumière desk lamp. The AlessiLux collection has several different bulbs to choose from—isn't the green U2Mi2 robot bulb…
Etsy seller Dan Riordan is doing a fine trade in recycled Polaroid cameras-cum-lamps, though at the moment he's all sold out of 'em, due to popularity. This particular one cost $150, with all of his creations promising 50,000 hours of dimmable light. One to bookmark, for sure. [Etsy via KEH via PetaPixel]
I say sad little campfire, but really, anything that resembles a camping trip is bound to make you happy—you can almost smell the sweet alpine air just thinking about it. Fortunately a trip to the country is cheaper than this blown glass lamp, which costs 120 Euros / $168. [Skitsch via Cinq Cinq Designers via …