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No, No, No Joke: This Lamp Looks Just Like Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse gets lit!

Here’s something to put up in the living room, right below your hip-swiveling Elvis clock and alongside your roulette ball made from strands of Michael Jackson’s hair: a lamp in the likeness of Amy Winehouse.

And not some weird bobble-head lamp. A designy lamp. A lamp that costs $740 to $1,500, depending on size (!).

I know what you’re thinking: What would Amy Winehouse have had in common with a prim, pricey little lamp (besides being totally lit)? Nothing. But what does Michael Jackson have to do with roulette (besides watching his fortune dry up over the bouncing of little balls)? The memorabilia industry works in strange ways.

Anyway! As dead-singer tributes go, this one—from Portugual-based Delightfull—is classier than most. You’ll note that they have given us thin, shiny, beehive-happy Amy. Amy plated in gold! Pre-Blake Fielder-Civil Amy! Not cracked-out, scratched-up, fake-booby-wielding post-Blake Fielder-Civil Amy. I mean, the designers could’ve gone really literal here and memorialized her with a bottle of booze or something, right? But that’d be gross. Straight-up tacky. No one ever would do that.

"Amy" is available as a floor or table lamp, with chrome or gold plating. Contact the studio for more info.

[Images courtesy of Delightfull]

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  • Aaron Cantu

    It Looks like her OMG like the big black part of the lamps symbolizes her beehive hair do and the gold is the talented artist Amy Winehouse AND HER GOLDEN VOICE. Like that is amazing. when i first saw it i  laugh, but it will look great in my home. 

  • Frequent-Reader

    This entire article is crass. See also: "bouncing of little balls".
    Disappointing, to say the least. I've defended articles from crass user postings. Can't do anything for you if the writer is the one being crass.

    Beehive-happy Amy? Mmm... So the fact that the lamp head sits on a skinny post s not supposed to remind us of cracked-out Amy? Not buying it.

    Bummer, I usually look forward to reading your articles :-/

  • PeterB

    No! No! No! Extremely poor taste - whether by the 'reporter' or by the original all-too-hasty designer-manufacturer, this is just too shallow a link.

    In fact this lamp is far more reminiscent of an ancient Egypt head dress than any hair-do. 

    If only today's reporters had a wider knowledge and experience of life and the art world, before putting pen to paper, maybe we would have a more considered article and they would have something far more memorable to say.

  • Chris

    Perhaps a little too soon after the death of a much loved singer in the UK for an item to be commented on so 'matter of fact' with no sincerity or regard for the feelings of those who this product is in fact designed to intrigue.

  • Ann_steward

    @ franki
    Sorry but I don't agree. is this tribute somehow "degrading"  to the singer? I think the designers made it classy and simple. Of the many bad things Amy was associated with, NONE of them are represented in this piece. Quite the opposite in fact