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The Dorothy Lamp

This quirky design from Australia’s DesignByThem is the perfect example
of Uni student chic! Read on to find out how you could win one for

Okay, so we’ve told you all about these guys before, but we thought another product from DesignByThem was worth a mention.

We love their playful, very Australian approach to design and the Dorothy Lamp was one of their first designs to get noticed.

This very simple concept takes an ordinary witch’s hat (the kind from the roadside, not fairytales), puts a light inside and voila, uni student chic!

In fact, this is actually the story behind the Dorothy Lamp; after a rather big night out, Nick and Sarah (AKA DesignByThem) found that a fellow student had recklessly absconded with a witch’s hat from nearby roadworks. This object sitting in the university corridor was enough to spark the idea.


These make great lights for a party or just something to give your living room or kids’ playroom that much needed orange glow – perhaps the modern equivalent of the Lava Lamp?

Well, thanks to DesignByThem we’ve got another giveaway to send your way. They’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a large Dorothy Lamp. Just click ‘enter now’ below and tell us in 50 words or less where you’d put your new Dorothy Lamp.





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