We've seen the full spectrum of light bulbs here at Inhabitat, but we have to say that these adorable animal-shaped ZOOlamps are by far the cutest. Designed by YellowOffice and handmade in Italy by skilled craftsmen, the delicate creatures resemble parakeets, bats, blowfish and penguins - and each bulb is a work of art that you would certainly never want to cover up with a lampshade. Each kit comes with a CFL and a glass cover that can be removed and screwed off (if you're in Europe - they're working on adapting the covers for bulbs in other areas of the world), so that your ZOOlamp can live on even when your bulb dies out.
ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica, Pipistrello Amazona autumnalis, or more simply: a parrot, a blowfish, a blunthead pufferfish, a penguin and a bat. Each can be placed upright or upside down, which is particularly effective for the bat-shaped lamp. You can even hang several ZOOlamps in a cluster or on a chandelier for an even more dramatic result.
While they might at first look akin to the regular bulbs you might see at Home Depot, upon further inspection it’s clear that Zoolamps are actually individual works of art. Each one is blown from world-renowned Murano glass, meaning that just like real animals in the wild, no two are exactly identical.
To order a ZooLamp of your own, email [email protected]