Scary Lamp

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I’ve written a bit before about the slightly odd interior decoration in Chinese hotels. Here’s a Lovecraftian table lamp that sits on the check-in desk, inspiring cosmic dread, at the Relax hotel in Hangzhou.


  1. #1 Birger Johansson
    June 8, 2011

    It looks a lot like an Ediacaran organism, growing by segments, and keeping the ratio of surface to volume constant.
    Alternatively you could see it as the larval form of something that gets much bigger, more complex and more hungry.
    Philip K. Dick idea: “Are you sure it is a lamp mimicking an organism and not the other way around?”

  2. #2 dametrot
    June 8, 2011

    AAAIIIIIEEEeeeeeeeeeee! Kill it with fire!!!!!!!!

  3. #3 Geoff Carter
    June 8, 2011

    Surely it’s just one those rare fossils that are so common China.

  4. #4 Mark
    February 16, 2012

    Eek! The eldritch horror of it all.

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