It may look like something Dr Frankenstein would keep in his lab, but in fact this set of lamps is something you can make yourself. Even if you’re don’t have the skills of your average lunatic scientist. The instructions can be found on Instructables, with my favourite bit being the dire disclaimer at the start:
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH SOME MAD SCIENTIST TEST-TUBE LIGHTING CONTINUED…
‘Just because I didn’t burn my house down and kill myself with this
setup doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you. Please take the proper
safety precautions when working with electricity, IT CAN KILL YOU. I’m
not responsible if you shock/electrocute yourself, burn your house
down, burn out your eye sockets or disrupt the space time continuum.’
In other words, you won’t be seeing this turn up on Blue Peter
anytime soon – a crucial ingredient for any home furnishing project.
Unless you’re a Thunderbird, obviously.