If you can't get enough of that intoxicating (and sometimes incarcerating) scent, then you'll want to keep one of these around to spark up. With a 60-hour burn time, the Malin + Goetz Cannabis Candle ($52) releases just enough peppery green into the air that it'll get you through any stash droughts.
The Mega Bulb Pendant ($350) by Unique Interieurs offers a retro-spin on overhead lighting. Featuring mouth-blown transparent glass, this overhead light uses a 75 Watt exposed filament lamp for extra cool styling.
The Dear Ingo Lamp ($TBD), which will be known as "the spider lamp" from here on out, is a chandelier made of 16 black metal task lamps. Sure, it's crazy, but it's also kind of awesome. Get your dimmer ready.
If you're going to have candles sitting around, they might as well be black. Baxter of California, in partnership with Joya, has just launched a new series of man-targeted soy wax-based candles called Flammable ($45). Each (black) candle — Cassis Noir, Jasmin Noir, Tubereuse Noire — comes with a custom designed matchbox and a burn time of about 70 hours. As expected, the scents are decidedly masculine.
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.
Looking for a slightly retro way to light your dinner table? The Dane Pendant Lamp ($100) has you covered. The shade features a great-looking Brazilian sandalwood veneer and a built-in diffuser, to make sure the light from the 60-watt bulb gets spread evenly over the area. A translucent cord adds a little extra polish to the simple, modern lighting solution.
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]
One of our favorite lamps is getting a color update. The Amber Block Lamp ($160; May 2008) is a new version of Harri Koskinen's Block Lamp, featuring amber-colored glass that has not been sand-blasted, along with a matching brown textile cord. The lamp gives off ambient light by using a low-wattage bulb encased between two pieces of solid glass, and has been featured in museums worldwide.
Add some flash and color to your next get together with this Multi-color LED Lightbulb w/Remote ($50). Compatible with standard lightbulb sockets, the 5 watt LED bulb is super bright, and with the included remote can be set to any of 16 specific colors, or can be set to transition through them using one of four effects: flash, strobe, fade, or smooth. The remote also lets you turn the LED on and off and adjust the brightness level, so you get just the right amount of the color you want.
Turn any wall in your home into an organic backdrop with the 2nd Shadow Lamp ($170). Designed by Tord Boontje, the lamp features natural images of leaves, vines, and blooms painted on a Mylar interior, which is projected by the interior lamp through stretched gauze filters to create soft, inviting, and intricate patterns on your walls. Available in a subtle cream hue (Morning Garden) or a vibrant green (Spring Garden), it's an easy, stylish way to help decorate your dwelling.