When finding the perfect device to light your experiments on biological reanimation or building your death ray, you need a lamp that complements your tampering with the natural scientific order. These unusual light fixtures add a touch of class to any laboratory while keeping with a distinct mad science theme.

Frank Buchwald looks to industrial age designs when creating his handcrafted "Machine Lights." His light fixtures often seem to have a secondary purpose lurking behind them, as if they weren't merely lamps but stealthy weapons, robots, or components of larger and even more remarkable machines. Even as simple light sources, they're sure to inspire a few dreams of wild experiments on dark and lightning-filled nights.

Machine Lights [Frank Buchwald Design via Laughing Squid]