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33 Quirky Lantern Designs

From Prehistoric Dinosaur Lighting to Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns

— February 26, 2013 — Art & Design
Lanterns are often used as a celebratory source of light during festivals and special occasions, and if you're looking to show off a bit of your eclectic side at your next party, then these quirky lantern designs are just the thing to do it.

While ordinary lights and fixtures are great when you just simply need a source of illumination at home, these lantern designs are bold and creatively designed to be a show stopper at any type of gathering or get together. While ordinary lanterns are traditionally circular or cylinder-shaped, these out-of-the-ordinary lighting designs rather showcase a more quirky side, by referencing all sorts of things such as video games and prehistoric dinosaurs.

From lanterns that are shaped like kittens to those that look like gigantic sea creatures, these quirky lantern designs are perfect for anyone who has an eclectic taste for out-of-the-box designs.
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Enlightening Mug Lanterns
Enlightening Mug Lanterns
'The Cup' by Anton Bjorsing Design is a Chic Update to the Old Oil Lamp
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Melting Chocolate Lanterns
Melting Chocolate Lanterns
Lumière au Chocolat by Alexander Lervik Melts to Reveal the Interi
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Mod Miner Lanterns
Mod Miner Lanterns
The Lampe Lena is an Antique Form That's Been Given Contemporary Light
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USB-Fueled Lanterns
USB-Fueled Lanterns
The Blow LED Lamp is a Modern-Fashioned Light
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Contemporary Chinese Lights
Contemporary Chinese Lights
The 'Ning' Lamp by Studio Pinwu is a Modern Revamp
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Compact Accordion LED Lanterns
Compact Accordion LED Lanterns
This Pop-Up Two Way Lantern is Handy For Outdoor Excursions
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Dumbbell-Inspired Lighting
Dumbbell-Inspired Lighting
Nightshop's Lightweight is a Double Lamp
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Doll-Inspired LIghting
Doll-Inspired LIghting
The Kokeshi Lamp is Reminiscent of the Popular Japanese Collectible
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Electrically Coiled Lanterns
Electrically Coiled Lanterns
The Nicolo Barlera Cordial Lamp is Made Using its Own Power Cord
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Theft-Deterring Bike Lanterns
Theft-Deterring Bike Lanterns
The Sparse Bicycle Lights are Extremely Hard to Steal
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Spiky Sculptural Lighting
Spiky Sculptural Lighting
James Clar's ‘Spike Light' Looks Like a Giant Weapon
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Illuminated Lanterns and Banana Leaf Boats
Illuminated Lanterns and Banana Leaf Boats
Thai Candle Festival 2008
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DIY Ghostly Jug Decorations
DIY Ghostly Jug Decorations
The 'Disney Family Fun' Spirit Lanterns are Great for Halloween
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Large Lantern-Like Lighting
Large Lantern-Like Lighting
Ben Werkt's 'ben HELDER' Series is Based on the Golden Ratio
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Floating Lightbulbs
Floating Lightbulbs
Kyouei Design Creates Hanging Bulb Lanterns
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Experimental Whirlwind Lanterns
Experimental Whirlwind Lanterns
Johanna Tammsalu Solid Spin Lamps are Inspired by Spinning Items
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Gigantic Glowing Spherical Lanterns
Gigantic Glowing Spherical Lanterns
Golden Moon is a Centerpiece for the Festival in Hong Kong
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Prehistoric Dinosaur Lighting
Prehistoric Dinosaur Lighting
The T-Rex Dinosaur Lamp Beautifully Illuminates Your Room
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8-Bit Gaming Lanterns
8-Bit Gaming Lanterns
The Minecraft Light-Up Torch Brings Pixellation into the Real World
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DIY Chic Jack-O-Lanterns
DIY Chic Jack-O-Lanterns
For the Coolest Halloween Pumpkin Try Funky Ombre Pumpkins
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Birdcage Lanterns
Birdcage Lanterns
70 Glowing Gold Jaulas de Lux Dangle on the Maubeuge Waterfront
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Oceanic Lifeform Lanterns
Oceanic Lifeform Lanterns
Roxy Russell Crafts Illuminators Inspired by Aquatic Creatures
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Handmade Copper Lighting
Handmade Copper Lighting
Bella Luz Studios's Illuminated Copper-Framed Art Panels
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Whimsical Bubble Lanterns
Whimsical Bubble Lanterns
these Cotton Ball Patio Lights Give Your Backyard a Romantic Vibe
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Green Garden Lights
Green Garden Lights
The Solar Soji Lanterns are an Eco Way to Light Up Your Outdoor Space
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Eco Collapsible Lanterns
Eco Collapsible Lanterns
Jesper Jonsson's Solar-Powered Lamp is Conveniently Compact
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Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
The Scott Musgrove 'Walktopus' is an Enormous Light-Up Octopus
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Efflorescent Floral Lanterns
Efflorescent Floral Lanterns
Tomomi Sayuda Daydream Series Blooms into Light
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Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Slinky Worm-Like Lighting
Anthony Dickens' Tekio Lamp Forms Into Any Shape Desired
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Planted Paper Lanterns
Planted Paper Lanterns
The Hanji Flora Lamps Combine Nature with Lighting
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Animal Lampshade Kits
Animal Lampshade Kits
These DIY Paper Lanterns Feature Cool Illuminated Critters
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Indian-Inspired Lighting
Indian-Inspired Lighting
The Manak Pendant Lamp by Horchow is Exotically Ornate
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Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Extreme Pumpkins (UPDATE)
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