For even the most anti of anti-morning people, the thought of a warm, flaky, buttery croissant is enough to get you out of bed, non? Thanks to Catbird, you can keep a glowing version of the dreamy pastry at your bedside all the time. Sadly, you can’t bite into it, but it's trѐs chic and a constant reminder of what pleasures the day might bring when you wake up. You could hit snooze or you could greet the AM and embrace the world of possibilities that await you—possibilities like getting to eat a croissant.
At $88, the croissant lamp is a little small—less lamp-size and more croissant-size—and doesn’t shine bright enough to light up your room, though it will certainly illuminate your French pastry-loving heart. It’s one of those quirky objets d’art that would instantly make you feel like a Parisian movie character: Your bedroom is effortlessly cool and quirky, decorated with a glowing croissant here, a hat there, and a whole lot of je ne sais quoi. According to the description on Catbird’s site, the lamp is "made in Japan by a one-time baker," so we can also assume this instant decor boost is made true to life.
As Bustle points out, this lamp captures our collective croissant mania. Just as beauty magazines will forever worship French girls’ barely-there makeup and I-woke-up-like-this hair, we all hold a good croissant in high regard, and brands know how to capitalize on that. There’s the OG Instagram-freakout treat, the cronut. In the wake of the cronut’s success, there was the crogel, the CroisBun, the tacro, and Godiva’s croissant-waffle hybrid. Sonic served hot dogs on croissants, Union Fare in NYC made birthday cake croissants, a Japanese coffeehouse stuffed croissants with Kit Kats, and Starbucks went savory with everything croissants. Croissants were even the star of a 2017 prom-related meme. Now, there’s the croissant lamp, which truly immortalizes the pastry in a form we can love forever.
Are we worried we might wake up in the middle of the night and, still half-asleep, try to bite into this lamp and crack a tooth? Sure. Do we want it anyway? Oui.
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