Hotwicks ($9) definitely aren't your typical candles. With scents like beer, campfire, grass (as in lawn), new car, pancake, pigskin, stripper, popcorn, and the rather scrumptious sounding urinal cake, your place can smell exactly how you want it to. Just be careful with combinations. While beer + grass + pigskin = great gameday memories, beer + hippie + stripper + urinal cake + dryer sheet = that time when you and that weird guy at the airport used your layover in Chicago to get plastered at a strip club, passed out in the bathroom, missed your flight, drove 9 hours home, then tried to cover up the incriminating smell with dryer sheets you bought at the 7-Eleven two blocks from home. Good times.
Celebrate your youth with this Gold Toy Lamp ($7,780) by Ryan McElhinney. Hand crafted at McElhinney's London studio, the lamp is made from recycled toys which are bonded together, and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer. Made to order, the lamp requires six weeks of lead time. It's worth the wait.
If you live in a brownout-prone area, or if you're just gearing up for the apocalypse, Energizer's new Light On Demand ($TBA) line will keep your home lit with or without power. The line, which features a desk lamp, nightlights, a cordless motion light, and a cordless wall sconce, is designed to provide normal lighting throughout the day and emergency lighting when the power is off. Each model is powered by a removable LED light stick, which is equipped with internal, rechargeable batteries and can be detached to serve as an area light/flashlight when the power goes out.
Despite all the books on enlightenment, only this one can actually provide light. The Enlightenment Book Lamp ($130) is a book-shaped lamp made from white plexiglass, lit with a 9-watt energy-saving lamp, and with the words "The Enlightenment" on the binding and front cover. Plus, ten percent of the proceeds goes to fund education projects run by the Edukans Foundation. Now that's enlightenment. [via]