ESP8266 and Blynk will make this Lamp connected to Wifi and controllable from Smartphone.
Instead of using while LEDs, I will use NeoPixels, for more color moods and effects.
At the top of the lamp I will add a dot-matrix LED to display time (and other info)
The lamps are called TwinLights because they come in pairs and each lamp follows the other , no matter how far apart they are. This is an idea inspired by http://goodnightlamp.com/