Incredibly, the artist, Duncan Meerding, who makes these beautiful cracked log lamps that can be used as stools, is legally blind. The LEDs inside the logs give a warm glow that is enhanced by the wood itself so that it looks straight up magical. They can be wired up, fixed to the ground or, soon, battery operated. If $500 is too steep for you, you can buy the lamp only – no stool – for $216. How about a ring of these at the cabin, by the pool, or out front for the most inviting house on the block?