I've always wanted to do a custom bullet lamp (I was planning to use a real big shell), but today I saw this on another lavalamp website I discovered today (but many here knows it) :
This lamp is the property of a certain Bohdan (I saw this name on some answers here but it seems all of his messages and pictures had been deleted, I guess there was a problem with him).
Is this a custom lamp, or is it a genuine Mathmos?
Technically it's "giant jardiniere." A jardiniere is a plant stand. Those lamps were made by a competitor called Glitterama. They made two sizes, with a flared base and either a plain cap (bullet on large, conical with flat tip or bullet on small...I think?) or jardiniere cap (identical to base, flared with flat top). Glitterama claimed that, while the jardiniere models could hold a potted plant, the plain models shared a trait with the Astro Lite - that being that the lamp is 'charmingly useless.' I believe I've seen Glitteramas in black, silver, metallic red or blue, and possibly white? The 'giant' models use a Lunar globe.