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Mathmos ‘Magma Heads’ Exhibition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Panussi Jul 24. 1 Reply

Thought this might be of interest - a collaboration between Mathmos and artist Jenna Sutela for a ‘Magma Head' installation at London’s ‘Serpentine’ gallery,Also a competition running for a chance to…Continue

Glitter transplant ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Nov 25, 2021. 6 Replies

Have a Mathmos Neo bottle I’m thinking of repurposing as a glitter, but with the now prohibitive costs of getting glitter kits in the UK I was thinking of just buying a cheap generic glitter lamp as…Continue

Sticking wax solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kensington Sep 22, 2021. 22 Replies

I posted about this a while back but the trail has gone a bit cold, so to speak.Just wondered if anyone had any success in finding a ‘hands on’ approach to solving the sticking wax issue that seems…Continue

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lampfancy replied to ImMelting's discussion Mathmos Astro Violet / Turquoise recommended?
"Was in a similar dilemma a year or so ago, ended up buying one - it’s quite nice actually, I’m happy with mine.


Maybe there are variations between batches, but mine really isn’t that dark, certainly more rich and vibrant than the…"
Nov 8
lampfancy replied to Noz's discussion 2nd Nov new lamp launch
"Someone in a comment chain likened the base to an old ashtray which admittedly I’m now struggling to see past. 

Don’t know if that’s what people are talking about, or perhaps something more rude :- |"
Nov 2
lampfancy replied to Noz's discussion 2nd Nov new lamp launch
"Interesting design, I like the illusion of the glass lower base sort of ‘morphing’ with the chrome upper, certainly much more convincing than the ‘rockit’ as a design piece.

But would eco some of the concerns with it…"
Nov 2
lampfancy replied to Noz's discussion 2nd Nov new lamp launch
"What appears to be an ‘open’ section of the base did first make me think it may be candle powered, but as above, this didn’t seem to stack up with it appearing to be an Astrobaby/ Neo type bottle, unless they’ve tweaked the…"
Oct 27
lampfancy replied to Noz's discussion 2nd Nov new lamp launch
"Like the idea of a more energy efficient lamp - there was a thread running a while back (which since seems to have disappeared) where we were contemplating the future of lava lamps in the age of impending climate doom and spiralling energy…"
Oct 24
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Oct 23
lampfancy replied to Noz's discussion 2nd Nov new lamp launch
"Perhaps a new candle-based lamp is fitting, might find ourselves reading by candlelight in the coming winter :-\"
Oct 21
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Mathmos Fluidiums

"Thanks, would like to revisit this as some point, and ‘experiment’ with some non-standard colours - was going to try and make a metallic/ chrome version. 

My AutoCAD license has expired now though :-("
Oct 3
Arne commented on lampfancy's photo
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Mathmos Fluidiums

"the exact same shape of the green and white blob should've made me suspicious though :)"
Oct 2
Arne commented on lampfancy's photo
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Mathmos Fluidiums

"Look great though...has a somewhat ghostly feel to it."
Oct 2
lampfancy commented on lampfancy's photo
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Mathmos Fluidiums

"I cheated I’m afraid, it’s a rendering of a 3D CAD model…

I only have one Fluidium :-("
Oct 2
Arne commented on lampfancy's photo
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Mathmos Fluidiums

"wow this looks great! almost like a rendering...is this an effect or just wicked photo skills?"
Oct 1
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Sep 26
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Mathmos Fluidiums

My (virtual) Fluidiums.
Sep 25
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"The resemblance to the home-made lamps probably says it all, not to take away from the makers of those, which are interesting in their own right, but you would hope for more refinement from a company with 60-odd years’ of manufacturing…"
Sep 25
lampfancy replied to Arne's discussion New Mathmos lamp announced...any ideas?
"I wasn’t aware of the ‘Stories’ things, which seemingly are only viewable for 24 hours, not really an avid user of Facebook so must have missed it, as said bit of a strange approach, you would think you would hear about these…"
Sep 23

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Something Interesting About Me:
Lampy McLampface
Where I Live:
UK
My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Jet

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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