Why didn't I think of that: Book Sensitive Reading Lamp

For those who still haven't quite caught on to the Kindle e-reader, this Book Sensitive Reading Lamp gives you a place to park your book. Take the book off, and the lamp illuminates. Not only does it take the place of a bookmark, it looks like it could give you some nice, bright, soft reading light.

A team of French designers came up with this clever design, which we think looks quite elegant in its current form, and might even work mounted on a wall at a slight angle. A design concept thus far, it looks like a product that could soon end up in a Skymall or Brookstone catalog before too long.

Core 77, via Geeky Gadgets