“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.”
And so begins the fifth chapter of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel Frankenstein, one of the all-time best sci-fi books. And whether you have read the novel or not, there is no better way to celebrate the gothic and the creepy than with this Frankenstein Light Switch Plate. Transform your boring old light switch into this statement of a piece and make all your friends and visitors believe that you are trying to make your very own demented creation.
This birch plywood switch plate—handcrafted by Lance Nybye in San Diego, California—is ornately designed with gears on the sides of the switch itself, and laser engraved with coils at the top and bottom of the plate base.
Hire an Igor or do the dirty work yourself and throw the switch whenever you want to actually see in a dark room, either way, this switch is sure to make the act of lighting an area all the more exciting. Time it right when you hear thunder during a storm, and you might as well call yourself Dr. Frankenstein.
This item is currently available via Uncommon Goods for $46.00.