These Magical OLED Lamps Are Embedded With Real Dandelions

Almost everyone has some majestic memory involving summer sunshine cutting through a field and blowing white, fluffy dandelion seeds into the wind. Soon you can immortalize those warm feelings with a sleek, almost scientific-looking OLED lamp featuring a dandelion encased in acrylic.

Behold: the OLED Tampopo. ("Tampopo" is Japanese for dandelion.) Created by cinematographer Takao Inoue, this compact household lamp showcases the springtime dandelion's natural beauty with an OLED bulb embedded directly in the stem of the flower. (Update: Despite reports that claim otherwise, the artist told Gizmodo that the light is not actually in the stem. He stopped short of revealing exactly where it was embedded, however.) "It reminds us of our old memories of picking up dandelion's puff,"says Inoue. "The mysterious light gives us a moment to release ourselves."

These Magical OLED Lamps Are Embedded With Real Dandelions

The artist is mum on the specifics of the circuitry, though based on the photos, it seems like there's a wireless power situation in effect. Regardless, it looks like the lamp just glows, as if it were magic. Of course, you can do a lot of magical things with dandelions. You can even eat them! But you probably don't want to eat the Tampopo lamp. It's just for decoration. [Spoon & Tamago]

These Magical OLED Lamps Are Embedded With Real Dandelions