Adorable. No more than 12" high, designer Arik Levy stuffed the diminutive Forestier Hodge Podge Alarm Table Lamp with good design and functional features. A digital clock (with alarm) branches out from under its domed retro shade, and then, as you shimmy down the trunk, there is an integrated USB charging port. Kudos to the incorporation of cork, which provides a soft resting place for mobile devices while they are feeding. Grounded in a passionate reverence for the ceaseless beauty of the natural world, it was a mesmerizing appreciation for the ornamental aspects of French gardens that provided the tipping point for Bernard Forestier to found his namesake company in 1992. Remaining true to those original aesthetics -- proportionality, balance, juxtaposing clean and curvy lines -- Forestier continues to move forward, employing new material mediums and pushing stylistic boundaries while continuing to advance the core disciplines upon which the company was built.