Just call it Kaspa, the Eco-Friendly Ghost. Designed by Ilsa Parry, the winner of Phillipe Starck’s Design for Life reality TV show, the glow-in-the-dark Kaspa Ghost Lamp can be perched on a table or hung from the ceiling to function as a nightlight, without the use of electricity, for 20 minutes while your child drifts off to sleep.
Parry developed the Kaspa using “smart” materials—super-efficient materials that react to their external environment. The use of glow-in-the-dark phosphor, for instance, imbues the light with its eerie incandescence—one that allows the Kaspa to light the way for 20 minutes without being plugged in.
“The use of the lamp as a character allows a child to build a relationship with the product,” Parry says, “as well as being a tool to help educate children about sustainability. I love the irony of its form as a ghost when it is extending life.”