Annoying work ritual #83: Squatting underneath my desk to plug in my laptop, thereby displaying my backside to my unfortunate colleagues. I’ve asked this before, but it bears repeating: Why aren’t electrical sockets and charging docks standard on other common devices like toasters and lamps?
A few designers are catching on. Last year, Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitlett introduced lighting with built-in iPad docks; and today, Form Us With Love launched Plug: a bulbous, dimmable LED table lamp with opal glass shade and a base with built-in socket that stands out as a decorative detail. And as the Swedish studio points out, “by integrating the socket in the lamp, it also takes away that annoying process of searching for a socket or having to unplug something in order to access an electrical point.” Which means no more crawling underneath tables to recharge.