If all you’re looking for is lighting and you don’t have a grand to spare on a lamp, skip this one. Otherwise, Richard Clarkson’s Rain Lamp is about as unique as they come. Using a peristaltic pump, this lamp draws up water from its base that then rains back down at a rate of 1.5 gallons per hour. A resulting rhythmic ticking sound and a mercurial ripple pattern accentuates the light projected downwards. It comes in either 12″ or 16″ sizes, both accompanied by an LED bulb, 6 feet of aircraft cable for hanging, and 10 feet of power cord.
Check it out at Richard Clarkson – $940