DIY Stone Tile Lamp

by DIY Maven

DIY Stone Tile Lamp

Instructable-er ChrisN balked at those expensive marble lamps and decided to go the DIY route. The materials, not counting the adhesive cost only $13, which is a far cry from its $120 inspiration. To give one a go yourself, you'll need....

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Repurpose Tea Tins into Charming Pendant Lights

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Repurpose Tea Tins into Charming Pendant Lights

One sure sign of a creative thinker is to throw some odds and ends in front of them and see what they come up with. (Now wouldn't that be a more constructive premise for a reality show?)  Over on JunkMarket StyleMeretriciousCreation gathered up a number of the many many tea tins that had been stashed away, found some inexpensive prisms at a local hardware store and  

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Why Ms. Plastic Bag, You're Beautiful!

by Lilybee

I don't know if Martha would approve, or even how they would look in the cold light of day. But at night? Pretty magical.

Why Ms. Plastic Bag, You're Beautiful!

 

created at: 2009-04-30

These 80 bags o' light were a temporary art installation outside of the Museo Del Prado in Madrid. They would prob'ly be super-easy to recreate, even if you just jammed a few

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DIY Idea: Fish Chandalier

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Idea: Fish Chandalier

Organic, tactile, and made from bone china, so English, the design team of Frances and Dominic Bromley have jumped into the wide world of lighting design.  Their sculptural fish cylinder of light is available in six sizes. It may not be feasible to DIY these out of bone china, but how about

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Snowflake Lights.

by Chris Gardner

Snowflake Lights.

Nothing sets a festive mood like a fresh lighting scheme. From tiki torches at a summer BBQ to a full-on romantic candlelit dinner on Valentine's day, there's always something incredible about the unique glow at special occasions.

But such an investment for once-a-year is a bit wasteful...well, at least it used to be. Requiring only a scissors and some completely reusable L.E.D. votives, Design*Sponge offers this project: snowflake lights....

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Blinds with Built in Solar Lights

by DIY Maven

created on: 11/13/08

These vertical blinds by Yoon-Hui Kim & Eun-Kyung Kim hold a little secret, a solar lamp. Here's how it works: the blinds, which are closed during the day, are outfitted with tiny solar pads mounted on the blinds' vertical slats. As the sun goes down, the pads lighten, revealing a luminescent floor or table lamp or even a chandelier. Why not just use some phosphorescent material? I'm guessing it might not cast as much light as the solar option...

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The Future of Fluorescent Fixtures

by DIY Maven

The Future of Fluorescent Fixtures

Nearly every office building in the entire world is plagued by ghastly fluorescent lights hanging overhead. Can’t you just feel them suck the jelly from your ocular cavities? I can. So why do people use them? Because of their energy efficiency of course. But why do they have to be so ugly? They don’t. At least Ross Lovegrove’s System X by Yamagiwa isn’t. Described as a modern, sculptural lighting system, the x’s are actually an ‘interconnected...

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Bicycle Wheel Chandelier

by DIY Maven

Bicycle Wheel Chandelier

I justed stumbled across a website that gives me tingles: Junk Market Style. I have a feeling I'll be visiting it often in the future, but for now, take a gander at this bicycle wheel chandelier. Contributor Georgia Terrell used a lamp kit to wire the wheel and then tied plumbing chain to the spokes with clear filiment. To add bling, she wired crystal beads to the ends of the chains. All in all, she used about 50 feet of chain and 100 beads...

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