Ever notice how human-looking the humble task light is (in a borderline ominous way)?
Take this new collection of floor, desk, wall and pendant task lights: It’s scary enough that they LOOK so human, but now they’re forming families.
|Found on Blood and Champagne|
Word on the street is that first they go after your food. Then, while you’re asleep, they steal your SOUL.
Some hide in plain sight, relying on you to let your guard down.
|Pencil & Paper Creative Development/Leslee Mitchell|
Then while you’re adjusting the pillow behind your back or sniffing the flowers, they strike.
Others seem to come out of nowhere.
|Found on Interior Junkie|
A few obviously shady ones stand out in any crowd.
|Found on Divaani Blogit|
But seldom will you find one so bent on blowing its cover. (This one purportedly was the bride of Frankenstein and showed up here after he went MIA.)
Mostly they blend in so you won’t notice their presence until it’s too late.
This one thinks we’re fooled because it assumed the shape of the shrubbery in the artwork.
Which proves what lengths they’ll go to to throw you off their trail.
|Ashley Poskin/Apartment Therapy|
They’ll use ANY item already in the environment to distract you, like this plush purple loveseat, for instance. Let your guard down long enough to stroke its nap and BAM! It’s lights out.
This one only looks humble and unassuming, but don’t be fooled.
|Cupcakes and Cashmere|
It’s after loads more than the last chapter of that novel it’s helping you read.
If they lead with the big guns, you’re a goner.
|Found on Daily Dream Decor|
See those shoes, that half-filled glass, the open book? The real human who owned them vanished without a trace.
Some will assume the form of a bygone era to make you long for the past.
|Jenny Wolf Interiors|
Be especially vigilant if you decorate with antique or rustic pieces because this is a favorite ruse!
See how this one uses natural elements to disguise its quite unnatural agenda?
|Found on Dust Jacket|
It wants you to think it’s allied with the artwork above the bed, but it has more than hugs and kisses on its mind.
Many take on bright colors to tantalize the eye.
|Found on Home Interior Design|
You may think red is the color of passion, but it’s also the color of blood. Forewarned is forearmed.
Some assume whimsical shapes to appeal to your playful side.
But these are dead serious lights. When they get you where they want you, there won’t be any fun and games.
They are, in fact, adept at shape-shifting and mind-reading.
|Found on Home Designing|
Some are super-agile, so stay on your toes.
Never help them by leaving methods of rapid transport unattended.
A few gesticulate wildly and won’t hesitate to take a swing at you.
I’d opt for the chair farthest away, if I were you.
3-legged ones can cross a room in milliseconds.
|Found on Frenchy Fancy|
See the eyeglasses? The glass of water? The letter? Where’s the real human who left them here? Gone, I tell you. Forever. Never to be seen or heard from again.
Some have developed mutant leg forms.
|Found on Tres Studio|
This particular version is said to be ultra-stable on uneven ground.
Just remember, they’re constantly evolving.
|Blair Harris Interior Design/Nick Johnson|
This hybrid sports a tripod base, natural elements AND looks antiquey. Very, very dangerous. Be very, very scared.
We took drastic measures to keep this one in check.
|Jonathan Adler/Found on Preciously Me|
Note the evil eye pillow, starburst deflecting mirror and Juju medicine hat–a triple whammy! But no dice. It’s a losing battle.
Resistance is futile.
You’re already surrounded.