Made from vintage comics (with a geek girl twist to boot), this lampshade will fit on almost any E12 table lamp base, including a few popular numbers from Ikea. Etsy seller Spooky Shades has a bunch of other awesome lamp shades for old movie buffs and vintage freaks alike, so you better get on it before they sell out!
Pac-Man (and his costars) are getting quite a bit of play on the Internet recently, and the love continues with these Ghost Lamps ($70) from ThinkGeek. Coming in a set of four, the lamps will light up your life (or your desk, anyway) with soft colors of red, yellow, green, and white. If nothing else, they'd probably look great in a bookshelf or as a nightlight for your geeky baby.
Although I'm a technology geek, I can't get enough vintage. And with the upcoming premiere of Mad Men — my favorite retro drama that tosses in vintage tech left and right — I couldn't help but include a roundup of some vintage goods within these here pages. But why desk lamps? Well, desk lamps not only perform the important task of lighting up my work area so I can see, but it's an old-timey technology that will never go out of style. Check out 10 of my favorite vintage desk lamps in this slideshow, and tip your hat to history!
It doesn't take me long to get ready in the morning, but I can totally see the appeal of working from home — roll out of bed, make your coffee, and fire up the laptop to get your day started. And although the idea of telecommuting has been around since the 80's (I know, like forever), the current state of affairs is making working from home more attractive to businesses and employees alike. Not only does it cut down on operation costs, but telecommuting has been proven to raise morale. So if your boss has allowed you to sever your office apron strings, you're going to need a functional home office. Here are seven things I'd want in mine.