I was walking in the Marais with some friends the other day and we were all drawn into ToolsGalerie by a glowing light. The âSlow Glow Lampâ (€330) by Next Architects and Aura Luiz Melis for Droog design stops you in your tracks. The lamp is a giant light bulb filled with saturated soy oil and a small light bulb. As the light bulb heats up, the fat melts and the light glows brighter. When the light bulb is off the fat congeals.
Initially introduced as "Fat Lamp" a few years ago, this new version features a more refined construction that tones down the gross factor. If you're not headed to Paris, you can order the lamp online from Unica Home for $436. If Paris is a destination on your list, be sure to check out the other great objects at ToolsGalerie by Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey, Ineke Hans, Jaime Hayon, Chris Kabel and other innovative designers.