What is that in your solarium, m’lady? Why a solar powered, recycled, stamped-brass lamp in the shape of two flowers, of course — the product of those fevered imaginations at Weirdward Works’ design studio in Hungary, known as Symbiont Flowers.
The two metal “flowers” of this steampunk solar creation rise from a exotic wooden base. The Sunflower, as you might imagine, houses the lamp’s solar panel, which soaks up the sun’s rays during the day. At night, the Moonflower — a.k.a., a 10 millimenter yellow LED light, housed in a nickel-plated brass cup — automatically switches itself on. Browned rivets and acorn nuts round out the otherworldly appearance of this “artificial organism.”
Greenmuze reports that this “stunning and extremely unusual garden lamp” will charge up enough during the day to provide 8 hours of light. (And don’t worry, those numbers hold even during the shortest and darkest days of the year.)