Lava lampInvented in the swinging sixties, lava lamps are unique, colourful and add a splash of interest to any interior. After fifty years, their beautiful glowing colours continue to enchant new generations of admirers, including many people who were born long after the end of the sixties. Their gently changing shapes often appeal to children, as much as to adults who need to relax after a challenging day. Of course, anyone who enjoys anything to do with science fiction or the space age will appreciate the fact that most lava lamps are shaped to resemble space ships. Adults will remember these lamps as part of sixties culture, younger adults will simply appreciate them as stylish household accessories and possibly also as a reminder of the free spirit of the groovy sixties, while children will simply be entertained by their bright and glowing colours and their constantly-changing shapes.