Friday, 20 September 2013

Dog House Blog, Groovy Baby!

Molly The Wally Spaced Out!
Spaced Out Baby!
They were invented in the 60's in London and ever since then they have been casting their cool light over interiors around the world. Yes this month the Lava Lamp is 50 years old and we say Happy Birthday. They were first marketed by a British company as an exotic conversation piece in 1963. British inventor Edward Craven-Walker, was inspired by an odd looking liquid filled egg timer he saw in a pub in southwest Britain. Britain's Love & Peace Generation, saw an affinity between the fluorescent lava flows and its' groovy and easy going spirit of the decade. So to celebrate here is a short video on how to make your own Lava Lamp. Do you remember this blast from the past?



Have a happy psychedelic Friday all.


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43 comments:

  1. Home made just isn't the same! We think lava lamps have come back.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Mom teachers students with special needs and one of her standard science projects is to make lava lamps

    urban hounds

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  3. We have one of those in the loft LOL have a great weekend Molly, Pip and Mom xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  4. I LOVE that many of the iconic styles came out of LONDON MY FRIEND! You all rock; I mean, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Mod fashion, go-go boots, all of it....y'all rock. LOVE! Anita

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  5. Hi Molly!
    My Mum had a Lava Lamp when she was growing up and she loved it, but it was a purple and red one and she kept it on the window, then after time it turned in to a clear and light pink one becuse the sun had faded it! Mum says she thinks thas I would love watching a lava lamp, its soothing and gloopy!
    I'm not a fan of the homemade version but the real ones rock - I saw a glitter one in the CATalogue and really liked the look of that one!!
    Love and Licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxx

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  6. I have not seen these. MOM said she had several as a kid. I think they are cool drool.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  7. LOL I remember the lava lamps of the 60's. Have a nice Friday.

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  8. None of those in our house, so guess we're up to date on our lighting over here. Happpy Birthday Little Lamp.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  9. Our grandmonsters want one of those.
    stella rose

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  10. As a child I always wanted a Lava Lamp! If I new it was so easy to make one I would have certainly made one! Have a great Friday, Francesca

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  11. Happy Birthday Lava Lamp! My staff had one too. Mom says the best Lava Lamp song is "Groovy kind of Love" from Phil Collins. have a great friday dear Molly

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  12. Sometimes we just love a lava! Have a happy weekend Molly!

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  13. To this day despite my farmy ways I still love to watch lava lamps if I spot one at a mall I stand and stare as my family leave me behind ! Yes and perhaps yet another reason my nieces call me " Phoebe" from Friends . Quirky I am.

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  14. I remember looking at one all through my childhood.

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  15. MOL MOL MY MOM LOVES LAVA LAMPS!!
    HAPPY FRIDAY
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  16. We could stare at it for hours
    Benny & Lily

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  17. So hypnotic............................................
    huh?!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  18. Hmm looks interesting Molly,xx SPeedy

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  19. Muahaha, lava lamps rock Molly!! You just watch...and watch...and watch! Ooooo...awwwwww! Happy Weekend guys!

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  20. Lava lamps are still very popular here. Mommy says she isn't going to buy one so we just might have to "make" our own. :D

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  21. Molly....
    Lava lamps. No, I'm afraid that I am a bit too young for remembering this blast from the past!! However. I do love the 60's/70's era. So!! I very well know what a lava lamp is!! Does that count? ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

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  22. Sadly I did not live during the time of lava lamps. But I had one of my own and Lily thinks they are just the coolest things ever. She has one too, but it needs a new bulb I think.

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  23. I love lava lamps even though I am too young to remember when they first came out. :)

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  24. Happy Friday - have a great weekend!

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  25. I remember those lava lamps. We thought they were the coolest!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  26. I remember those lava lamps. We thought they were the coolest!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  27. My human sister totally has one of those and they are cool.


    Loveys Sasha

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  28. Hmmm I wonder how kitties would react to such a lamp. No chance there will ever be one at home ;-)
    Purrs

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  29. Groovy Baby! We were more into blacklights, incense and bean bag chairs!

    Wyatt's Mom

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  30. Happy birthday to the wonderful lava lamp

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  31. OMD my dad still has his from when he was a kid but mom won't let him put it in the living room. She calls it an eye sore.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  32. Hey!! Mommy remembers them. They was all the rage.
    Love the video!!

    ♥♥♥Mommy's girls

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  33. Groovy baby, groovy.
    Our mama remembers those lamps, she had one way back in the olden days.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  34. You just can't help watching them!

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  35. Sadly, I am old enough to remember when lava lamps first became popular. Watching one bubble is mesmerizing.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  36. TW remembers lava lamps but she never had one. She had a black light and now she has a big orange rock light.

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