Naturist man with his lava lamp

This is an authentic Astro lava lamp from Mathmos Ltd. It is the 1963 prototype design that started the trend and was then made by Crestworth Ltd in the United Kingdom. You can’t buy the original in Canada because the rights for North America were sold to a company that now makes them in China. But the original is still manufactured and sold in the UK – the company was renamed Mathmos in 1992. (big thanks to Edwin who lugged it to Slovenia so I could have one)

Why is this worthy of a blog post? Edward Craven Walker, the inventor of the lava lamp and founder of Crestworth Ltd, played an important role in U.K. naturism. The story is very well told in this YouTube video: