Night Night

Sweet dreams are made of these

Apparently it takes most of us around fifteen minutes to fall asleep. With that in mind, Belgian designer Vanessa Hordies created the ingenious Night Night lamp – a modern take on the hourglass that brings a twist to the classic sleep/sand combo. At the push of a button, the lamp gives the requisite fifteen minutes of illumination – which is your cue

to turn the hourglass upside down, settle down and let the grains work their sleeptime magic. As the sand slowly covers the light, you drift off into the land of nod, peaceful in the knowledge that the lamp automatically turns itself off when fully covered. Mr Sandman would be so proud.