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Where can I find this lamp?

lamp.pngDuring my travels on the intertubes, I have a had a bad habit of collecting images I think are interesting. I drag images off of web pages and into my “unsorted” pictures folder which I check out every year or so for a laugh. The only thing that’s bad about this habit is that unlike a bookmark, there’s rarely context associated with an image file. There is rarely metadata about the images and filenames often provides no clues as to the source of the image. During my annual pictures folder perusal, I rediscovered this really inventive lamp design. I must have saved it from a web page but I don’t remember which one.

I don’t have any information about the image but would certainly like to find out more. Is this a real lamp I can buy? Who designed it? If it’s for sale, where can I buy it? There’s no metadata in the file itself and the filename wasn’t any help either.

How can I find what I want using only this image?


Don’t you have access to software that can scour the web and find the source of this image? The originating site might provide clues… ;)

Ryan Coleman February 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Very funny Ryan! Now let’s think outside the box for a moment. I mean sure Ryan at Idee has access to PixID and he could do this but suppose you (the Ryan who is not working at Idee) wanted to do this, what would you do? What would you like to solve this little riddle?

Leila Boujnane February 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

using only the image? Print it out and walk the streets asking “have you seen this lamp?” Using words, you can find the supplier –

Kevin February 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Mr P. can be purchased at wide world internet locations such as

Kevin February 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Funnily, in that particular case, the keywords way doesn’t give so bad results… I found it very quickly on the first page of results of a Google image search using the terms “lamp” and “man”. But it only works in English.

Carole Fuchs February 18, 2008 at 4:10 pm

you can find this lamp at Studio Brillantine on Queen Street in Toronto.
It’s called Mr.P

Julien Valmary March 02, 2008 at 12:09 am

I would post it on my blog so that all my friends could reply and tell me to find it at Studio Brilliantine, or at MORBA where I saw it :)

Jay Goldman April 14, 2008 at 8:23 am