Wet Lamps

I was all excited looking at a link to the Topo Table at transmateial that Jonathan sent me — a beautiful, modulated dining table that holds plants in a variety of configurations — when I saw the gorgeous Wet Lamps also for sale on the nondesigns site. The Wet Lamps are glass balls filled partway with water, then an exposed light bulb is submerged. Which seems weird, but gets even weirder and cooler when the dimmer switch — a thin silver rod — is introduced. Dip the silver rod deeper into the water to brighten the bulb; less submerged silver means less light. It’s a wonderful contradiction in reason, and a beautiful lamp. Though it’s definitely not the kind of thing you’d want to leave within kitty’s reach…

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