sculptural paper orb lights It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. They [Anthropologie] sell all sorts of fancy and unattainable things, but the store is full of pieces constructed out of paper and wire and rope that give the same distinguished impression. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Paper Starburst Pendant Light So I had a different project that I was going to post today, an update version of my Book Pages Pendant Lantern from Project 19, but then I started working on this light idea, and I am so excited by the results I just couldn’t wait to show you guys! My inspiration and guide was this light from Design*Sponge, that I spotted on Pinterest. I really liked the idea, and I had a roll of white vellum lying around left over from college that I thought would look beautiful. So I started cutting triangles. And then I started glueing. The roll of vellum that I was using was 24 inches long. I think I glued the pieces on much closer than they did in the Design*Sponge tutorial, but I wanted a really full look. All in all I think the light is pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to post it on Etsy, though I’m a little bit worried about shipping. So I know I need to get back to my 30x30x3 projects, but this light took me by surprise with its shape and fantastic outcome, and I just couldn’t wait to share!
Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier One of the most stunning pieces at this year’s 100% Design was this gorgeous recycled plastic bottle chandelier by Michelle Brand. Composed entirely from cut-off bottle bases, it lit up the floor at (re)design‘s Lighten Up exhibition, which showcased a selection of innovative lighting designer-makers who are ‘switched-on’ when it comes to tackling domestic lighting design solutions. 100% Design gets better every year, although sometimes the unavoidable trade show layout can be a bit wearing on the visitor. Michelle Brand‘s piece welcomed all as the statement chandelier in the entryway, drawing desensitized design enthusiasts closer and closer. Michelle Brand Cascade Lamps at HauteGreen 2007 We first discovered Michelle Brand back at Haute Green 2007 in New York City where she won the Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Award for her stunning eco lighting designs. Michelle Brand custom builds each chandelier from plastic bottle petal bases, linking their modules together with a simple tag.
Scandinavian interior | The Hometrotter Did you say colours ? Red, turquoise, almond green, yellow… Colours ! That’s what comes in mind when you see this 70 square meters apartment in Vasastan, a disctrict of Göteborg in Sweden. The numerous art paintings, the cushions or the lamps, every element of this apartment brings its touch of colour and pops again all the white ! Love the sweet pink and purple balcony ! Source : Alvhem Read More Rustic coziness in Sweden First a farm and then a school, this house from 1901 in Hjortnäs outside Leksand was not built as a residence. Source : Lantliv A tree in the house Art director Cecilia Eklund Malmborg and furniture designer Michael Malmborg live here together with their two children in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. Source : Myrica Bergqvist shot for Residence Magazine The Dress Factory Sunna and Kirsikka are two Finland mothers who are crazy about dresses. Source : Mrs Jones Artistic shots of colours Source : Freshome Royal blue and color harmony
brenna’s paper capiz shell chandelier i love wax paper for packing lunches; i wrap sandwiches in a piece of wax paper and tie it like a present with a little cotton string. it’s so much better looking than a plastic bag. wax paper comes in handy for more things than i realized, like rolling it up to use for a funnel, or how about rubbing a piece of wax paper on the top of your shower curtain rod to cut down on that terrible screeching in the morning…problem solved. but who knew that if you iron layers of wax paper together it looks remarkably similar to a capiz shell? this discovery brought me to today’s project: the faux capiz chandelier. hung over your dining table, or outside at an outdoor dinner party, it is an easy solution to a dramatic light fixture and will look phenomenal in either setting. i hope you enjoy making your own as much i did! -brenna CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials: Instructions: 1. spray paint your planter basket. let dry. 8. once you cover the hanging basket you are done!
DIY Wine Cork Chandelier | mox & fodder I have to admit, Joey is a genius. A few months ago, when browsing through the bins at Goodwill Outlet, he stumbled upon a giant pile of wine corks and a fan grate. He excitedly called me over to look at what he had found. To me it just looked like a bunch of junk; however, Joey saw something special in those materials. He had a vision, and I’m glad I allowed him to follow his vision, because now I have an incredible wine cork chandelier which was made from those seemly useless items. Materials: Fan grate60-100 wine corksString60-100 screw eye hooks (214 x 13/16)Rope (medium thickness)Picture hanging wirePipe fastener Instructions: Start by screwing the hooks into the wine corks. Pretty cool, huh?
Maria S.C. single test tubes chandelier by PaniJurek on Etsy DIY Paper Flower Chandelier Being the paper flower crafter that I am, it is a must that I add some of my DIY paper blooms to my own home decor. . . without over doing it. So when I was looking at how I might create a dynamic entryway (see full entryway tour here), I knew that the light fixture on the high ceiling was going to get a paper flower makeover. To make this chandelier, I did recycle the flowers from the paper garland tutorial I shared this spring.
DIY Umbrella Chandelier from Free People I'm so excited to share this guest post from Free People, a premiere bohemian clothing boutique. (I'm sure you have heard of them...) This project is so inspiring and pretty. I have a window in my kitchen that looks into the living room that needs something new hanging from it. It NEEDS it. I've been thinking about a chandelier and luckily this project has come into my life! The Free People store display design team recently created beautiful umbrella chandeliers for the Pittsburgh store. Here’s a DIY for you so you can tackle this abstraction on your own: You’ll Need: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You’ll Do: Open umbrella. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hang ‘er up and you’re done!