Light up my life: 8 Quirky lamps that don't look like lamps
As somebody who reads at every opportunity I can possibly find, having a good lamp is such an important step in filling your house. In fact, if I had to fill a house from scratch I'd probably be fairly content with just a comfy couch and a good lamp, then I'd follow it up with a bookshelf and maybe eventually a fridge or something (hey, I think my priorities are right!). With that said, sometimes your standard reading lamp can get a little tired, so when I'm looking for ways to brighten my non-reading areas I prefer to look for quirky lamps that add a little personality.
I'm generally obsessed with things that have been cleverly repurposed or at the very least have been designed to look like something else. That jolt of surprise when you flick a switch and an already quirky-looking bit of decor lights up makes me feel giddy. It may sound weird, but man I hope my future children are scared of the dark because they're definitely going to have some killer night lights.