These may look like handbags and they are, in shape at least. They are actually table lamps made by British artist Debra Franses Bean.

In a series of designs appropriately called ‘Artbag’, she has captured sentimental objects from her past and embedded them into the clear urethane forms. In each there is also an energy efficient, compact fluorescent 9-watt bulb to illuminate the objects at night.

Objects embedded in the lamp bags include a man’s pocket-watch, toy cars, butterflies and coloured liquids. To see the full range, visit Artware Additions.