A Little Light-Headed… Pill Lamps

This week has been hard on me, and next week (when classes start again) it’ll be even worse. My sanity is currently hanging by a thin, medication-induced thread… As I usually feature items that appeal to my state of mind, I thought this very fitting: lamps shaped like pills. All of us who have ever taken a pill to turn the (mental) light off at night can probably see the irony. Not to mention that they look nice too!

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“Pillola” is a set of five posable pill-shaped lamps, designed by Cesare Casati and Emanuele Ponzio. Designed in the 1960’s, the set is now a collector’s item. I’d love to have these, but as they’re “Price Upon Request” on sites like 1stDibs.com, I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford them… http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/table-lamps/pillola-set-of-five-lamps-cesare-casati-emanuele-ponzio/id-f_696172/

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Slightly more budget-friendly is “The Pil”, a pendant lamp by New Zealand designer Tom Wigmore. Artisan blown glass and hand-turned wooden casing make it a high quality piece, but it’s still (sort of) affordable… Sold online at: http://www.cleverbastards.co.nz/the-store/lighting/the-pil/26274

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And then there are the ones you apparently can’t buy anywhere. “Light Pill” was the project of designers Lauri Lemmenlehti and Abel Groenewolt. It looks super cute and won them a prize from the Finnish Aalto University in 2012, but I’m afraid it’s only a conceptual thing. *sigh* And then there’s the Kikkerland Chill Pill. It was available for a cheap from a variety of online stores, but apparently it has been (temporarily) removed from Kikkerland’s collection. I hope it’ll be back!

And voila, pills galore! I should probably take mine now and try to catch some sleep…

About quantumphysica

My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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