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Review: GMT Solar Lantern [Verdict: Works]

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The SL900 is a relatively-lightweight, dead-simple-to-use lantern that sports two solar panels, LEDs and a 6V 4AH sealed lead acid battery. You simply leave it in direct sunlight while hiking, hanging or whatever, and it will charge up enough to…

Rocking chair looks like a purple hot dog

This piece of furniture designed by Jamie Hayon is called The Rockin' Hot Dog. [Hayon Studio via Dezeen]…

Metal coat rack inspired by a ribbon

I'm really digging this metal coat rack inspired by a ribbon. It was designed by Hemal Patel of London. [Headsprung via Dezeen]…

LED spray paint can

One of the newer projects by French artist Aissa Logerot (who made the ironing board that flips into a mirror) is called Halo, and it's a graffiti can that sprays LED lights instead of spray paint. When the battery…

Lava Lamp returns as Mathmos Fireflow

An interesting balance between retro and reinvent, these new lava lamps are out this fall in the U.K. [Mathmos via Technabob]…

Machine Light, by Frank Buchwald

Each example of Frank Buchwald's work is made to order. His Machine Lights create a serious "Do Want" situation. Frank Buchwald via The A.…

Cassette Lamps

Oomydesign via Inhabitat

Coffee table with a built-in firepit

Planika, a European furniture company that specializes in fancy fire pits, sells coffee tables that have built-in fire pits, so you can sit around a cozy flame without being out in the cold. You could also think of it as…

Reading Lamp

Designed by Jun Yasumoto, Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck, this reading lamp turns itself off when you drape a book over it. Genius. [Core77]…

Ikea's colorful, altruistic solar-powered desk lamps

IKEA's solar-powered Sunnan desk lamp is cute, costs only $20, and doesn't use any electricity. A full charge will give you about four hours of light. Even better, for every Sunnan lamp sold since June, IKEA claims it is shipping…