Awesome guess, Heather, you’re spot on. This week’s “What the…?” is a streamlined-modern desk lamp. This item would make a sweet addition to any contemporary office design. (I love the two slits in the visor, so a hint of light escapes from the top.)
Now that you know brass it back, I guarantee you’ll start seeing it everywhere. Antique stores, craigslist and 1stdibs are all great places to score some on-trend brass accessories for your home or office.
And if you happen to find a mysterious item you think would make a great “What the…?”, be sure to email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.