The Megaton Floor Lamp Is Built from a Real Bomb

The US military is still inundated with obsolete and unusable ordnance from as far back as the beginning of the Cold War. But rather than simply dispose of these old bombs by, say, blowing them up, one enterprising design studio is transforming them into helpful house wares.

Created by Stockpile Designs of Brooklyn, NY, the Megaton floor lamp utilizes the hand-polished casing of a Korean War-era 100-lb kinetic bomb seated 42 inches above the ground on a narrow stand—its explosive guts replaced with coax-wiring for its dual-bulb socket. But don't expect this piece of military history will come cheap. Even without the optional linen lampshade, the Megaton floor lamp will set you back a whopping $1,680. If that amount of cash will trigger a sequestration of your bank account, you might try the $108 Clusterbomb or $218 WWII Blitz bomb table lamps, maybe warm your feet next to the $740 Friendly Fire anti-tank artillery shell. [Stockpile Designs - h/t Jesus Diaz]