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100 Weird Ways to Light Up Your Life

From Metal Petal Lamps to Elaborate Alien Illuminators

— June 1, 2012 — Art & Design
A far cry from cheesy lava lamps of yesterday, lighting fixtures are now one of the top canvases for design innovation. Offering lots of interpretation and endless ways to alter classic silhouettes, some truly amazing ways to light up your life have churned out over the years.

Often integrating the actual light into the design, the fixtures of today are often clever and beautiful. Using a huge array of materials, designers are creating such a range that there's something for almost anyone in today's market. These are an ever-present product, in that they're a staple in almost any home. Offered in a huge range of price points, even those running low on cash can appropriate some of these amazing designs.

Sure to shed light on the way home decor is changing, these magnificently bizarre lighting fixtures are illuminating.
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Counterfeit Cup Lamps
Counterfeit Cup Lamps
The Becherlicht by Martin Neuhaus Appears Bigger Than it Really Is
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99
Two-Dimensional Desk Illuminators
Two-Dimensional Desk Illuminators
The Bendino Lamp Flattens Traditional Light Appliance Designs
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98
Touch-Controlled Light Fixtures
Touch-Controlled Light Fixtures
The USB Touch-Sensitive Lamp with Mini Speakers is Multifunctional
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97
Impaled Illuminating Tables
Impaled Illuminating Tables
The Scott Garcia 'Embedded Meanings' Project Offers Punctured Pieces
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96
Elaborate Alien Illuminators
Elaborate Alien Illuminators
The TOTO Twins Lamps Have a Space-Age Idiosyncrasy
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95
Mace-Like Lighting
Mace-Like Lighting
Calabarte's Standing Lamp XIII Looks Like a Medieval Weapon
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94
Glass-Domed Lighting
Glass-Domed Lighting
Ligne Roset's Chantal Table Lamp Resembles a Jellyfish
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93
Cap-Popping Firearm Lights
Cap-Popping Firearm Lights
Loaded Objects Gives Home Decor a Dangerously Stylish Makeover
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92
Two-Dimensional Light Fixtures
Two-Dimensional Light Fixtures
The Symbol Lamp from HANCZAR Will Brighten Your Mood
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91
Wall-Hanging Illuminators
Wall-Hanging Illuminators
The Louxor Lantern is a Flexible Way to Light up the Room
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90
Sweater-Wearing Mug Lamps
Sweater-Wearing Mug Lamps
The Lucy Jung 'T Light' Is the Cutest Desk Mate You'll Ever Have
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89
Superhero Socket Lamps
Superhero Socket Lamps
The Thor Night Light Keeps the Boogie Man at Bay
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88
Macabre Stacking Doll Lights
Macabre Stacking Doll Lights
The Suicoke Matryushka Doll Lamp is Day of the Dead-Inspired
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87
Simple Luminous Seats
Simple Luminous Seats
Kristen Smith's stoo(L)amp Will Light Up a Room
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86
Crimson Carboard Illuminators
Crimson Carboard Illuminators
The Red Honeycomb Lamp by Kyouei Design is Clever and Fun
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85
Spinning Top Lighting
Spinning Top Lighting
Evie Group's Spun Lamp Seems Inspired by 'Inception' Totems
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84
Sleek Malleable Lamps
Sleek Malleable Lamps
The Sol ‘Source of Light' by Jinwoo Han is Slim like Paper
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83
Gravity-Controlled Lamps
Gravity-Controlled Lamps
The Tulip Lantern Has Over 100 Hours of Battery Life
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82
Vintage Solar Lamps
Vintage Solar Lamps
Sunnyside Up Solar's Signature SUS Bulb Lamp Provides Retro Illumination
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81
Excavator Truck-Like Lighting
Excavator Truck-Like Lighting
The CONST Desk Lamp is Inspired by Toy Blocks
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80
Epic Explosive Lights
Epic Explosive Lights
The Nuke Lamp is a 3D Rendering of a Nuclear Explosion
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79
Shaggy Lamps
Shaggy Lamps
The INNOVO Xuan Lamp Makes Bamboo Look Stylish
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78
Liquified Light Shades
Liquified Light Shades
The 'Oups Lamps' by Nathalie Bernollin Celebrate Accidental Art
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77
Furry Floor Lamps
Furry Floor Lamps
Feel It by Camilla Poulsen Engages with More Than Your Sense of Sight
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76
Simple Squiggle Lighting
Simple Squiggle Lighting
The LWS Lightworm 02 Lamp is Featherweight and Flexible
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75
Plush Blackened Furniture (UPDATE)
Plush Blackened Furniture (UPDATE)
The Woven Collection is Soft and Subtle
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74
Teacup Lighting
Teacup Lighting
Goncalo Campos' Nata Lamp Breathes New Life into an Old Product
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73
Yummy Fondue-Inspired Electronics
Yummy Fondue-Inspired Electronics
The Melty Chocolate USB Lamp is Deliciously Deceptive
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72
Retro Robot Lighting
Retro Robot Lighting
Jangir Maddadi's Droid Lamp is Inspired by the Past's Image of the Future
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71
Metal Petal Pendant Lamps
Metal Petal Pendant Lamps
The Kakabel Light Embodies a Futuristic Flower-Like Quality
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70
Deformed Portable Fixtures
Deformed Portable Fixtures
PB Lamp by Dario Cavaliere Brings a Malleable Mobility to Illumination
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69
Upside-Down Task Lamps
Upside-Down Task Lamps
Angled by Louis Rensch is Inspired by George Carwardine Iconic Design
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68
Vibrant Jellyfish Lighting
Vibrant Jellyfish Lighting
The Aurelia LED Table Lamp is Curvaceous and Playful
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67
Lanky Aluminum Lighting
Lanky Aluminum Lighting
The Sensitive Lamp Has a Smooth Spine That's Meant to Be Stroked
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66
Skull-Dangling Lighting
Skull-Dangling Lighting
This Work by John Beck Challenges Traditional Furniture Designs
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65
Unusual Cardiac Illuminators
Unusual Cardiac Illuminators
The Extracted Love Lamp Incorporates Anatomy Into Interior Decor
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64
Accident-Inspired Lighting
Accident-Inspired Lighting
The Lumi Source 'Woopsy' Lamp is Clumsily Chic
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63
Eclipse-Inspired Lighting
Eclipse-Inspired Lighting
Vico Magistretti's Eclisse Table Lamp is Delightfully Retro
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62
Dangling Teardrop Designs
Dangling Teardrop Designs
The Masiero Anima Charming Lamps are a Flash of Dripping Decor
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61
Hexagonal Hanging Lighting
Hexagonal Hanging Lighting
Erich Ginder's Dot/Dash Pendant Lights are Shapely Solutions
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60
Repurposed Scrap Spheres
Repurposed Scrap Spheres
Nick Sayers Has Mastered the Art of Recycled Sphere Making
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59
Peeking Owl Lighting
Peeking Owl Lighting
The 'C'est Chouette' Lamp is Whimsical and Enchanting
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58
Stacked Shoe Lamps
Stacked Shoe Lamps
The Sure Footed Base From Anthropologie is Crafty and Chic
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57
Pea Pod Lamps
Pea Pod Lamps
This Lighting Project by Toby Fox Contains Removable Glowing Beans for Portable Use
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56
Slithering Light Sculptures
Slithering Light Sculptures
The Tekio Art Installation Displays the Fixture's Adaptability
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55
Urban Campfire Torches
Urban Campfire Torches
The Fire Kit Lamp is Fun and Flameless
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54
Table-Like Lamps
Table-Like Lamps
The 'Sisifo' for Artemid is Energy Efficient and Chic
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53
Sweater-Clad Lighting
Sweater-Clad Lighting
The UP Floor Lamp Looks Warm and Cozy
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52
Faux Faucet Fixtures
Faux Faucet Fixtures
Turn the Tap to Switch on the Drip Lamp
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51
Vibrant Noodle Lighting
Vibrant Noodle Lighting
The Vistosi Assiba Lamp is Artistically Contemporary
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50
Paint-Oozing Lights
Paint-Oozing Lights
The Liquid Lamp by Kouichi Okamoto Drips with Modern Quirkiness
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49
Upcycled Kitchenware Lights
Upcycled Kitchenware Lights
Marius Scerbinskas Gives a New Purpose to Cheese Graters
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48
Sucked-In Glass Lighting
Sucked-In Glass Lighting
The Inhale Lamp Was Quirkily Shaped in the Glassblowing Process
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47
Fragile Floral Lighting
Fragile Floral Lighting
The Tangle Globe Pendant Light is Fit for a Woodland Fairy's Home
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46
Cute Cumulus Illuminators
Cute Cumulus Illuminators
Cloud Lamps by Gabi Malacha Bring Lighthearted Delight to the Room
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45
Device Charger Lights
Device Charger Lights
The Hodge Podge USB Lamp by Arik Levy is Multifunctional
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44
Pulled Pendant Lamps
Pulled Pendant Lamps
Stretch by Alain Monnens is a Fixture Drawn to All Structural Surfaces
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43
Glacial Lookalike Lamps
Glacial Lookalike Lamps
The Dima Loginoff 'Mountain View' Lamp is Sleek and Cool
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42
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Let the Urban Camper Project by Chieh-Ting Huang Light Up Your Life
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41
Windwheel-Like Lighting
Windwheel-Like Lighting
Alexandra Snook Creates Sculpturally Minimalist Furniture
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40
Creepy Clawed Lighting
Creepy Clawed Lighting
The Barnacle Ceiling Lamp is Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game
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39
Colorful Gelatin Lamps
Colorful Gelatin Lamps
The Light & Jelly Series by Le Creative Sweatshop is Psychedelic
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38
Futuristic Cyclops Lighting
Futuristic Cyclops Lighting
Inveno Design Studio's Octopus Lamp Looks Like a Cute Robot
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37
Intricate Honeycomb Illuminators
Intricate Honeycomb Illuminators
Create the Perfect Ambience with the Lazerian Paper Lights
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36
Bonfire-Inspired Lighting
Bonfire-Inspired Lighting
Chill-Out Fireside with the Lampfire Urban Camping Fixture
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35
Orchidaceous Eco Illuminators
Orchidaceous Eco Illuminators
Orkys Solar Light Embraces to Beauty and Power of Nature
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34
Far East Flower Lights
Far East Flower Lights
The Lotus Lamp Has an All-Natural Form and Function
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33
Levitating Lamp Fixtures
Levitating Lamp Fixtures
'Light Light' Creates Incredibly Trippy Luminous Pieces
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32
Shadow Art Lighting
Shadow Art Lighting
The Shining Light Floor Lamps Brings Child Games into the Grownup World
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31
Tangled Dangling Lamps
Tangled Dangling Lamps
Chandelier 30 by Novikov A. Fastens Cords for a Dramatic Fixture
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30
Lablike Lighting
Lablike Lighting
Schoolhouse Electric Creates Eccentrically Bare-Boned Light Fixtures
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29
Prismatic Latticed Lighting
Prismatic Latticed Lighting
Tom Dixon's Etch Web Pendant Lamp Casts Intricate Shadows
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28
Doodling Whiteboard Lighting
Doodling Whiteboard Lighting
The Drawlamp by Doiy Design is Playful and Practical
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27
Playful Childhood Lighting
Playful Childhood Lighting
Haoshi's Balloon X LAMP Has a Peaceful and Pure Quality
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26
Contemporary Copper Lighting
Contemporary Copper Lighting
The Interioricity Lamp Looks Like a Minimalist Critter
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25
Realistic Bubble Lighting
Realistic Bubble Lighting
The S.M.O.K.E. Lamp References the Pressing Air Pollution Problem
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24
Microphone-Like Lighting
Microphone-Like Lighting
The Magneto Lamp by Giulio Iacchetti is Endlessly Adjustable
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23
Feeling Floor Lamps
Feeling Floor Lamps
The Emotion Lighting Concept Responds to Human Touch
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22
Spherical Cement Fixtures
Spherical Cement Fixtures
The WT 12 Lamp Emits a Softness Despite its Hard Exterior
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21
Quirkily Composed Lights
Quirkily Composed Lights
Peculiar Attachments Table Lamps Embody an Unexpected Fun
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20
Broken Bough Lighting
Broken Bough Lighting
Branch Lamp by Reclaiming Brooklyn Restores a Local Resource
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19
Bomb-Made Furniture
Bomb-Made Furniture
Stockpile Designs Blows People Away With Their Lights and Tables
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18
Outlined Light Fixtures
Outlined Light Fixtures
These Skitsch 2D LED Lamps Are Like Cartoons in Your Living Room
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17
Retro Gamer Lights
Retro Gamer Lights
The Zelda Triforce Lamp Pays Tribute to Nintendo's Other Hero
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16
2D Wall-Mounted Lamps
2D Wall-Mounted Lamps
The Nepa Lamp by Giles Godwin-Brown is Paper-Thin
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15
Mirrored Lighting
Mirrored Lighting
Lukas Peet's Table Lights Shield Our Eyes From Glares
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14
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
The Scott Musgrove 'Walktopus' is an Enormous Light-Up Octopus
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13
Cinched Sack Lighting
Cinched Sack Lighting
The Crease Lamp by Simon Naouri has an Informally Endearing Appearance
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12
Cute Character Lighting
Cute Character Lighting
The Mossbo Solar Lamp Teaches Children the Importance of Eco-Friendliness
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11
Bonfire-Mimicking Lighting
Bonfire-Mimicking Lighting
The LampFire by Tom Bendkovski is Made for the Outdoors
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10
Bottled Light Fixtures
Bottled Light Fixtures
The Luce Liquida Lamps are Intimate and Romantic
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9
Sea Creature Lighting
Sea Creature Lighting
The Amazing Jellyfish Lamp Glows in the Dark
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8
Radiant Recycled Lighting
Radiant Recycled Lighting
The Steampunk Table Lamp is Made From an Old Sewing Machine
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7
Shibori Textured Lighting
Shibori Textured Lighting
The Suzusan Luminaires Brings a Traditional Japanese Technique to Europe
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6
Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Anthony Dickens' Tekio Lamp Forms Into Any Shape Desired
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5
Salvaged Laundry Machine Lighting
Salvaged Laundry Machine Lighting
The To Martins REWASHLAMP Illuminates an Old Appliance
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4
Experimental Test Tube Lights
Experimental Test Tube Lights
The Maria S.C. Lamp by Pani Jurek can be Decorated With Anything
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3
Fitness-Powered Lampposts
Fitness-Powered Lampposts
Energyme Streetlights Promote Exercise and Eco Values
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2
Interactive Gamer Lighting
Interactive Gamer Lighting
The Super Mario Coin Block Pendant Lamp is Youthfully Fun
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1
Literature-Shingled Lamps
Literature-Shingled Lamps
The Zipper 8 Lighting Collection Covers Bulbs with Book Contents
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