Gorgeous hand-blown light bulbs turn mere illumination into high art

Let's re-consider the light bulb for a moment. Instead of a disposable, soulless compact florescent fixture, why not embrace a re-usable work of art like these dazzling bulbs hand-created by sculptor Dylan Kehde Roelofs?

Depending on design, each limited-edition bulb costs between $195 and $1295, lasts for 25,000 hours, and when it's burned out you can have the artist replace the filament. While these fantastic glass sculptures aren't going to exactly light up the night with their 12-24-watt illuminations, they'll help you curse the darkness in a unique way.

Incandescent Sculpture, via De Zeen