Lighting

07
MAY
2013

Lampshades decoupaged with vintage papers

Loving these beautiful lampshades by Australian upcyclist Rachel Burke and founder of Patturn.  She uses decoupage to apply vintage maps, dress patterns, sheet music and comic book pages to the shades which are made to order or available to buy here on Etsy! Images via Patturn... Read More →
17
APR
2013

Lighting made from found objects by Louis-Marie Planquette

These whimsical lights by French designer Louis-Marie Planquette are made from objects found in flea markets and antique shops, “…created from recycled objects‚ in an atmosphere of simplicity‚ humour‚ poetry and balance.”  His works are inspired by... Read More →
26
FEB
2013

Lampshades made from recycled yarn

“Ose” is French for “dare”.  Yorkshire based Helen Taylor hand knits her Ose lampshades from pure linen recycled yarn using recycled fibre and pure unbleached silk yarn.  “The yarns are spun by a small company also in Yorkshire.  My ethos is to... Read More →
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16
JAN
2013

Dress Lamps at Maison Moschino

These beautiful lamps made from dresses guard the front entrance at the spectacular hotel Maison Moschino in Milan. There are 65 rooms in the hotel each divided into 16 dreams.  The hotel was designed by Rossella Jardini in cooperation with Jo Ann Tan, see more examples of the... Read More →
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11
JAN
2013

Recycled bottle lights by John Meng

Chinese self-taught designer John Meng has made a series of recycled wine bottle lights. Each part is assembled by everyday craftsmen on the streets of Xiamen, taught by Meng. Above is Patriot lamp which resembles a message in a bottle. Also in the series is Lab lamp and In Light... Read More →
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04
DEC
2012

Industrial chic lighting made from repurposed copper tubing

For an interesting twist on decadent dining, check out this oil lamp candelabra by UK lighting designer Edward Hodgson Design – new for 2012.   It features two burners with oil chambers suspended beneath ceramic wick holders.  It’s made from Yorkshire joints and... Read More →
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24
OCT
2012

Art installation made of plastic bags by Robert Janson

With that scene from American Beauty immediately springing to mind, who would have thought the humble plastic bag could look so beautiful?  This is an  installation by Robert Janson, who uses plastic bags, light, heat and air to create something resembling a giant floating pink... Read More →
07
SEP
2012

Wood scraps lit with LEDS by Marco Stefanelli

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli removes fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches and cement pieces and fills in the gaps with sculpted resin embedded with LEDs.  The Brecce Collection gives a second chance to ‘pieces that have reached their final step in the life... Read More →
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31
JUL
2012

Chandelier made from upcycled Coke bottles by Sarah Turner

Commissioned by Coca-Cola, UK artist Sarah Turner has created a series of chandeliers and a sculpture made from Coca-Cola bottles for the Olympics Centre in London.  Inspired by the Olympic rings, the statement lights comprise circular disks with rings of plastic bottles.  Each... Read More →
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26
MAY
2012

NUBE Lights made from plastic bags

At first glance it’s hard to decipher what the NUBE light is made from.  Their unique shape is actually achieved with recycled carrier bags.  Depending on size, each light is made from between 10 and 100 reclaimed bags.  Chorch is the Argentinian brand that makes them and... Read More →
03
APR
2012

Skeleton upcycled lampshades by Donna Walker

These fabulous Skeleton Lampshades are by British design Donna Walker.  She strips back the fabric from existing lampshades to reveal the original craftsmanship of the wire frames.  Other unique pieces in her collection include include Irony.  An ironing board, predominantly seen... Read More →
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27
MAR
2012

Chandeliers made from kitchen items by Madeleine Boulesteix

Inspired by the post-war thrift from her parents generation, Madeleine Boulesteix makes opulent chandeliers out of humble kitchen items.  Jelly moulds, teacups and spoons are cleverly assembled to make one of a kind light fittings that complement interiors both traditional and... Read More →
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17
FEB
2012

Beautiful light made from cookbook pages

Love this lamp by Hutch Studio.  It comprises 33 lampshade houses made from vintage 1950s cookbook pages. Image via Hutch Studio Read More →
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29
JAN
2012

Industrial lighting by Edward Hodgson Design

These slimline and elegant interior lights are by UK based Edward Hodgson Design.  They’re made from yorkshire joints and compression fittings combined with arcs formed from 8mm copper tubing.  A cold cathode tube emits soft clean light. The Arc collection includes a wall,... Read More →
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13
JUL
2011

Merveilleux

How beautiful are these? If anyone saw the teapot light that featured on this season’s Apprentice – I’m sure you’ll agree these are streets ahead.  These stunning upcycled lights are made from discarded pots, pans and kettles by French artist Gilles... Read More →
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08
JUL
2011

Heinz Lamp

Beanz Meanz Heinz, which also meanz the birth of an iconic lampshade.  The British classic has been immortalised by Willem Heeffer with pendant lampshades made from recycled industrial size cans.  Available to buy through Willem Heefer. Read More →
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