Alicia Keys Is Bringing Back This $20 ‘60s Home Decor Staple

published Jan 12, 2021
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Last week, Alicia Keys sat down at her piano/altar space to meditate and set intention for the year ahead. And it’s hard not to notice her groovy rainbow lava lamp front-and-center lighting her meditative practice.

“Setting my intention for the new year! We are the change we want to see!” Keys captioned her Jan. 5 Instagram video.

The lamp on Keys’ piano is one of the hand-painted numbers from the official Lava Lamp store’s ColorMax collection. It’s the 14.5” Rainbow Lava Lamp, which is currently sold out (perhaps because it made a very high-profile appearance). Luckily, there are are a variety of sizes and styles under $20.

The official Lava Lamp store now has a customization option where you can get a lamp that fits your personality and aesthetic. You can choose from 10 different base and cap color options, and then pick one of 12 bulb combos, including two glitter options.

Or, if you’re looking for a more modern-style lava lamp that nods to the ‘90s nostalgia without looking like it belongs in your childhood bedroom flanked with Lisa Frank posters (though, there’s nothing wrong with that look), Trouva sells a copper lava lamp filled with clear liquid and black wax in a more streamlined cylindrical shape.

Lava lamps made their American debut in the mid-1960s after they were displayed at a novelty convention in Germany. They grew in popularity over the next decade, and made a resurgence in the 1990s.

Could the lava lamp could be making another comeback? As many remain hunkered down at home, a little nostalgia could go a long way to provide a bit of comfort.