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The lanterns may look intricate, but it takes only half an hour to make one. They appear festive and ethereal by day and, if you place low-wattage lightbulbs inside, softly radiant by night. The lanterns are monochromatic, but you can play with the design by creating an ombre pattern (gradations of the same color) or stripes. You can even use green disks at the tops of the lanterns so that they resemble berries with leafy stems.
Can you guess what this stylish light fixture is made of? Give up? Manila folders and bamboo skewers! And it's oh-so-cheap to make. Even if you don't have any manila folders or skewers on hand (come on, doesn't everyone have a few of those laying around?)
Once again, inspired by the awesomeness that is Pinterest, I got crafty and decided to tackle this intricate light fixture that I've seen time and time again on the site. The reason why I thought I could possibly accomplish the task is that I have rekindled my passion for origami in the last year, particularly, I have fallen in love with modular origami, which is easier than it looks. Here are some of my creations:
In this post, I will show you how to make a Pac-Man ghost lamp. You can also find it on Instructables . To be precise, we will create small ghost lamp shades to turn a boring spotlight system into a great looking Pac-Man themed lamp.
The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home . A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.
Sergio Mendoza: SMP Lights Ziemlich coole Lampenschirme, die Sergio Mendoza aus Obstkisten zimmert. A limited series of lamps which explore the use of found materials, usually alien to intimate space,to create archetypes with warm light and sympathetic shapes. (vai Designboom )
Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape.