That lamp: found in tens of millions of basement rec-rooms across the land. Stylish modernisn with no historical precedents, in a trice! Just hang it up, plug it in, and wait for someone to pull if off when they catch the cord. Dents easily! Perforations give the illusion of heat-venting.

We had the light fixture in the lower-left-hand corner. Instant start, my monkey butt: it flickered and twitched a few seconds before it blared its harsh, godless light over everything. But I found it fascinating, because it had circular lightbulbs. In retrospect it looks like something from 30s design, making its last stand as a humble kitchen illuminator. Probably conceived originally as something for Gotham's smartest nightclub.