Good Life: High Chair

Douglas Homer’s glow-in-the-dark Adirondack chair makes so much sense — and is so much fun — we can’t believe we didn’t think of it first. That credit goes to the same Lancaster designer who laces the Bertoia chair with spongy cords for a “Hairy Bertoia,” tops a coffee table with a mod puzzle, and dresses up 18th-century furniture with brilliant graffiti. Homer dreamed up this latest project in Maine, collaborated on the manufacturing with Loll Designs in Duluth, Minnesota, and debuted the phosphorescent armchair in May at ICFF in New York, where it attracted a bounty of buyers from the West Coast. No wonder. The weatherproof piece and its coordinating ottoman are made from post-consumer, high-density polyethylene (mostly No. 2 milk jugs) mixed with phosphorescent powder. And to answer the question you wanted to ask when you started reading, it works by soaking in daylight, and shines in the dark for at least four hours.

Douglas Homer, 225 East Grant Street, 4th floor, Lancaster, 717-293-1924;