Thelermont Hupton's playful light bulbs, called Blown Up lamps, are just plain fun. Made to resemble balloon animals and a handful of other eye-catching designs, the glass-blown bulbs aren't bendable, though you might think so after looking at them. For that reason, they might not be the best choice for a kid's playroom, since the designs are so cool you'd want to touch them — not recommended for hot halogen lamps like these.
You can buy the lamps right from Hupton's website, with prices starting at $320. Choose from frosted or clear bulbs, and the lamps come with floor stands or ceiling fittings. Our favorite: the hand grenade (in the gallery below).