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Celebrity Lamp

 - Nov 29, 2007   Updated: Apr 12 2011
References: deeplymadlyliving & fresharrival
Like the lyrics say, "I wear my sunglasses at night..." This lamp dons 40 pairs of mirrored aviator sunglasses, casting oval reflections on to its surroundings. The Celebrity Lamp, designed exclusively for Deeply Madly Living, is highly sought after with a backorder until 2008. Who would have thought with a $1,6000 price tag?

Implications - Some inanimate objects, like sunglasses, become so closely related to larger innovations that they become pop culture icons in their own right. Sunglasses are a symbol of celebrity in today's society, and thus, are transcending their original purpose in order to achieve a sense of glamor in whatever product they're used for.