This post was originally published in 2010. This product is no longer available, but there many similar items on the Coens site.
I saw this and it made me smile. Plamp is a new lamp designed by Coens that uses a light-emitting surface to turn the leaves into the actual light source. The effect is really quite stunning. There isn’t any real technology information on the site, but Plamp is available to order via an email link. According to the Coens site, “The leaves are produced on demand of the required leave suitable for the selected plant in your home.” OK, that seems like a weak translation to English, so I am betting there is a considerable lead time so Coens can match the leaves in your house plant as closely as possible.