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A service that scans the pattern of blood vessels on the back of your retinas, and ships you two reddish custom-patterned lampshades made from silk and paper. Allow a week for manufacturing.
[jutta, Mar 17 2007]
||Yeah, I did that just recently for the first time. Man, that was weird. The blur was kind of fun, but the light sensitivity on that sunny day made it really disorienting - not only can you not read things, you can't even stand to look at them! "Aaah! It burns! It burns!!"
||A lot of people around me are getting their eyes checked out for the first time. I half expect people to find some terrible malfunction in the LCD screens we're all using that ends up causing premature macular degeneration...
||Wonderful.... I have many lamp ideas,
including several with a medical/x-ray/
anatomical theme, but hadn't thought
of this one. Have it fitted with contact
lenses to focus the light for reading. +
||Nice - this idea reminds me: Habitat (chain
of home furnishing shops in the UK) is
currently selling a spherical paper
lampshade printed to resemble the moon's