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Designer Ed Chew shared a really cool idea how to turn discarded drink packets into a beautiful overhead lamp that casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. He starts by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections, then pieces them together forming a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. The best part is that you can make such lamp at home! In his own words: “Packet drinks are one of the most favored soft drinks among Malaysians.
One of the very first things I ever "pinned" were these " Lamp Shades on a String " from Rebeccas DIY . They have been on my to-make list for months. When I first found this little project, it was only written in Swedish but I think she has an English version now. These are so cute and actually really fun to make, Finn even helped me a little :) I love a simple project, and one that uses scraps. What you need:
First take an empty standard size aluminium drinks can, rinse it clean and then cut out the cylindrical section. A scalpel is quite handy to cut an incision near the top and then make this into a small triangle hole, big enough for a pair of scissors. Cut vertically down the can side with scissors. Once the vertical is done, cut your way around the top and bottom edges. Don’t worry if a few dents appear, these won’t matter. Once the part is clear from the lid and base, trim the edges to remove any sharp pieces.
another holiday hack to get you in the spirit. zen bliss writes, "here are what i've come up with lately in a flurry of lighting upgrades for the winter days. knappa klover floor lamp + isig paper napkin overlaid on each piece before assembly (with wooden dowel legs to bring the profile down). it's very large so i'll likely hang this. the glow is very nice. the orgel room divider lamp works just as well placed on its side. it also makes a nice topper on an expedit bookcase and adds more privacy. a few gestalta set the mood. zen bliss' previous hack: play kitchen for under $200 <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
marie of m2jl studio sends me two lovely hacks. "for lighting, we used inexpensive regolit light from ikea, some wool and some glue to create lamps inspired by the beautiful MOOOI’s Random lights ." just make sure you don't wrap the wool around the shade too tightly to retain its shape. the other is this personalized snille chair using some tape, a scalpel and spray paint.
mike does a little light makeover - replacing an old track light in his living room with 5 regolit pendant lamps . he says, "we started with 5 of the regolit lamps and build a framework out of mdf to hide a powerbar and all the cords. the mdf panel is mounted to the ceiling through 4 2x4s put together as a frame, offsetting the mdf 3" from the ceiling. putting up the centre lamp the mdf with shims there are some shims attached to the mdf that helped us align the mdf against the 2x4s. took 3 people to hold up the mdf and screw it into the 2x4 frame.
Divide your room with lights. This one is from XedMada . "It's quite simple really, for each unit you need just one Orgel paper lamp and one Dioder color LED unit . Take two of the bars from a Dioder LED kit, gently slide them under the bars on the top front inside of the paper shade of the Orgel paper lamp shade.
The Regolit is one versatile lamp. Marco goes for three of them, with a 'floating' base. He says, "The blue plane is a shutter from an Ikea bathroom furniture. (name unknown) It's 40 by 45 cm. We found it at a discount some months ago. The three lamps are the well known Regolit .
Materials: Pax Fevik wardrobe door, DIODER led lights, some wood and two hooks Description: I have always been a big fan of mood lighting and the low cost of IKEA lamps has allowed me to experiment with creating the perfect balance of functional and mood light. So I decided to make a light panel for my recently purchased toy, a large plasma TV. I had two packs of DIODER coloured led lights from some previous experiments, and set off to IKEA to find a glass panel door. I wanted a frosted glass panel as I figured this would diffuse the rather harsh lighting of the DIODER led's.
Materials: Ordning, Lobbo, Hemma Description: I like waking up with a dawn simulator alarm clock, but unfortunately the one I have has controls that are less than user-friendly. What I'd really want is a wake-up light that lets me program different wake-up times for each day of the week. Since I couldn't find anything like that, I decided to build one.
Materials: LÖBBO shade & SAMTID lamp Description: I loved the simple diffused light the SAMTID lamp & shade shed. But I'm a designer and I wanted it to have more personality. 1. Using InDesign, planned out the shapes I wanted on the shade. 2.