Brecht Wright Gander designs lamp with rubber orifice that lights up when "turned on"

New York designer Brecht Wright Gander has created a light that is switched on by sliding a phallic conductor inside of a puckered, rubber opening, in the hopes of maximising the user’s feelings of discomfort.

Currently on show at Room57 Gallery‘s inaugural exhibition, Gander‘s Another Fucking Lamp features a body made of three interconnected steel monoliths.

This elaborate structure serves to highlight its functioning as a kind of Rube Goldberg machine, which performs a simple task in a needlessly convoluted way.

Another Fucking Lamp by Brecht Wright Gander
Another Fucking Lamp features a three-pronged steel body

A fleshy, pink chord extends from the central pillar and rests inside of a velvet sleeve on top of the adjacent column, reminiscent of a gas pump at a petrol station.

Removing it from its holder and repeatedly inserting it into the orifice on the side illuminates a spherical bulb perched atop the third, and tallest metal post.

Rubber orifice of Another Fucking Lamp
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Which Primark stores are open 24 hours a day? Go night shopping and you might bump into Stacey Solomon!

Primark has confirmed that it will be keeping some of its stores open for 24 hours. But which ones are they and for how long will these crazy opening hours be happening for?

Related: Primark has introduced pretty shopping bags which double up as wrapping paper

Now that England has lifted its month-long lockdown, non-essential retailers like Primark have been allowed to reopen.

But in order to make up for lost time, while giving shoppers ample time to get their Christmas shopping in, a select few Primarks are staying open all day and all night.

Which Primark stores are open 24 hours a day?

The eleven Primark stores that will be staying open 24 hours a day are:

  • Trafford
  • York Monks Cross
  • Leeds White Rose
  • Bluewater
  • Lakeside
  • Birmingham Fort
  • Meadowhall
  • Stratford
  • White City
  • Charleton
  • Gateshead Metrocentre

Furthermore, Primark has said it will open its remaining stores for longer. Shoppers … Read more

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Watch our talk with Tej Chauhan for Rado Design Week

Dezeen spoke to designer Tej Chauhan about his new design for Swiss watch brand Rado in the a live panel discussion as part of Rado Design Week.

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs was joined by industrial designer Chauhan to talk about his special edition of Rado’s True Square watch, which was exclusively revealed in a video filmed by Dezeen.

For his design, Chauhan has played with the aesthetics found in old sci-fi films to create a watch that employs a bold use of colour, graphics and textures.

Taking inspiration from films such as A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Chauhan has given the watch a vibrant yellow colour and features such as a quilted leather strap emulating traditional watch links and a graphic watch face that includes a date indicator using the designer’s own font.

“We wanted to strike a balance between something contemporary and something traditional,” Chauhan said … Read more

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Will I'm A Celebrity's Giovanna Fletcher be happy with what husband Tom has done to the house?

Like most of us, McFly’s Tom Fletcher was itching to decorate his home for Christmas 2020, so he caved and did it early. The difference is, his wife Giovanna Fletcher made him promise he wouldn’t do it while she’s taking part in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Now, he hasn’t just put the decorations up… he’s gone all out! Their house is like a trip to Santa’s grotto, and it’s highly impressive. So what will Giovanna make of it?

Giovanna and Tom Fletcher’s Christmas decorations

Tom shared the impressive outdoor Christmas decoration on his Instagram. Writing to his 1.9million followers, ‘Ok, so you remember I said to @mrsgifletcher that I wouldn’t put the Christmas tree up until she was out of @imacelebrity? …OOPS! I can’t thank @earlyhoursltd enough for transforming the house today. With Mumma … Read more

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Shorts that imitate Kim Kardashian's bum are "a perfect ubuesque finale for 2020" says commenter

In this week’s comments update, readers are both horrified and delighted by silicone shorts that imitate Kim Kardashian’s bum and sharing their views on other top stories.

Beate Karlsson has attempted to design never-before-seen items, resulting in the creation of human claw shoes and Kardashian-inspired padded shorts.

The Bum is a wearable replica of reality star Kardashian’s rear.

The Claw shoes, which have been 3D printed from a mixture of wood fibres and silicone, take the form of giant human hands propped up on all four fingers and thumb in the gesture of an animal’s claw.

“Wonderfully weird and playful!”

Readers are divided. “A perfect ubuesque finale for 2020,” said Aigoual.

“2020 and after all we’ve been through, we are still talking about Kim’s ass,” added Love Your Hair.

Benny was more positive though: “Wonderfully weird and playful!”

“I want these as scale figures for my architectural drawings,” concluded … Read more

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