5 JELLEPISH MOOD LAMP
The mesmerising Moodlamp is a lava lamp for the 21st century, and what could be better (you don’t have to answer that)? It uses processor-controlled digital LED technology to glow through a range of different colours, in a variety of settings to suit your mood. There is even a ‘pearlescent’ setting, if you want to use it as a more traditional lamp. Once it’s perched on your bedside table, it really is hard not to stare at it for hours (well, minutes), hypnotised. The lamp also comes with its own remote control, which means you can remove the acrylic base and mount it on your bedroom wall. BUY IT
TOP 5 BEDSIDE LAMPS. BECAUSE BEDSIDE LAMPS CAN BE COOL TOO CONTINUED…
4 SUCK UK GLOW BRICK
If you’re in the market for a glowing lightbulb encased inside a solid acrylic brick, look no further… Suck UK’s ingenious Glow Brick uses natural and artificial light to recharge itself during the daytime. At night, it gently releases this stored energy, creating the illusion of a floating lightbulb. BUY IT
3 IKEA TYBBLE
Those Swedish purveyors of fine meatballs and stylish, affordable MDF furniture know a thing or two about lighting too, as the Tybble shows. Ikea describes the Tybble as a ‘table decoration diode’. If any Brandish readers know what the hell a table decoration diode is, please let us know. You can’t buy Ikea stuff online, yet, but you can locate your nearest branch here.
2 MATHMOS SOFTLIGHT
Mathmos was the first company to sell the original lava lamp, in the 1960s, so it would be remiss not to include one of their current products here. Press the top of the Softlight to turn it on, and watch as it cycles through a range of soothing colours, much like the Jellephish Moodlamp, also featured in this list. BUY IT
1 HABITAT HAL
As the name implies, this lamp’s design is based on HAL, the sinister computer from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It features 81 red and white long-life (approximately 20,000 hours) bulbs. It can’t sing Daisy, Daisy to you, but on the bright side, neither will it try to kill you.