Lava Lamps. After surveying the damage that back to school shopping had on the aisles of Target this weekend, one of the only things left standing were these LavaGami Lamp Shades. Like traditional paper lantern shades, you put these over a bare bulb, only these are in the shape of lava lamps. They stand at 4 feet tall and were featured next to REAL lava lamps (which were virtually sold out) in the college living section. I mean, I'm into kitsch as much as the next guy but I haven't really evern gotten into the lava lamp. So I ask you, are lava lamps really back in style? Would you buy one of these shades? What about a real lava lamp?