Lava Lamps

The colorful rise and fall of Queer™ Art, Culture & Icons

The lava lamp is a stylish light fixture of dorm rooms and modern day opium dens. These hip items of decor were breathed into existence in 1963 by an English accountant. Isn’t it strange that this groovy fixture of counter-cultural decor should be the brainchild of a buttoned down bean-counter? Here’s what Edward Craven Walker had to say about his own creation: