Martyr Lamp – stay green or little men die

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On first site, the Martyr Lamp is a really good bit of design. There’s something wonderfully human about this cute little man with a lightbulb for a head giving you that safe, comforting nighttime hue.

However, look a little closer, think a little harder and it all gets rather disturbing.

This little chap with his feet on the wall is trying as hard as he can to unplug himself. Why? Because he’s got a light bulb for a head and it’s getting bloody hot!

Some sicko, i.e. me and you, has plugged him in and left him there to burn until his poor little brains fry. The clue’s in the name, the “Martyr Lamp”. The only trouble is that I don’t know what cause it is he’s dying for?

If, after all that, you still want to buy one, then I’m reporting you to the NSPCLM (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Lightbulb Men). Then you might want to visit the Play Coalition who designed it and see if they’ll make one for you.

(via LikeCool)

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