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I’ve just fallen in love with David Wiseman’s branch chandelier… so pretty.  Just one of many beautiful pieces on his site – check it out.

The Spettro and Fantasma Chandeliers by Volume And Void are laser cut from 3mm cast acrylic sheet. (And they are awesome :))


fantasma 4

spettro white

spettro blue


This years ICFF in New York showcased these ingenious lightshades made from repurposed materials.

plastic spoon chandelier by daisuke hiraiwaPlastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

toothpick light by daisuke hiraiwaToothpick Chandelier also by Daisuke Hiraiwa

prattsweaterlamp1Sweater Sleeve Lamp by Sara Ebert

twice recycled scarp cardboard lights by graypantsTwice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights by Graypants

via Inhabitat

Arash & Kelly have made the plans for their Illuminati lightshades available to download for free.   Get them here and get D-I-Y-ing!

illuminati poster lights plans

via Grassroots Modern

A selection of very cool conversation pieces from the world of transportation….

airplane-wing-desk-by-dolph-bode-via-greenupgraderAirplane Desk, made from the wing of a 1944 Douglas DC-3 by Dolph Bode via GreenUpgrader

reclaimed-train-signal-lens-lamp-by-greenlight-concepts-via-roadside-scholarLamp from a reclaimed train signal lens by Greenlight Concepts

traffic-light-lamp-by-greenlight-concepts-via-roadside-scholarReclaimed Traffic Light Lamps by Greenlight Concepts

Both via Roadside Scholar

reclaimed-train-wheel-mirror-by-restoration-hardwareReclaimed Train Wheel Mirror by Restoration Hardware

cadillac-coffee-table-by-the-weld-houseCadillac Coffee Table by Joel Hester at The Weld House (check out their Flickr here)

bordbar-recycled-airplane-trolleys-via-inhabitatBordbar Recycled Airplane Trolleys via Inhabitat

reclaimed-railway-sleeper-chest-from-gilatimurReclaimed Railway Sleeper Chest from Gila Timur UK

seatbelt-pillows-by-ting-at-reform-school-rulesSeatbelt Pillows by Ting at Reform School

deborah-plane-wing-desk-at-reestoreDeborah Plane Wing Desk at Reestore

elsie-car-panel-desk-by-ninestoriesElsie Table by Nine Stories – via Treehugger

These breathtaking lightshades were made by artist Julia Lohmann on site at Galleria Nilufar –

“For the Saloni di Mobile in Milano we built a workshop in Galleria Nilufar.
Instead of finished products we brought 8 kg of kelp from Japan and Ireland and our tools with us and produced the finished pieces in the gallery. There was a real buzz about the new material and our visitors were very excited to be able to see the whole working process and touch the material in its different stages of production: dried, re-hydrated, stretched, varnished, unvarnished.”




re-lights-jerry-kottRe-Lights by Jerry Kott

bic-biro-light-enpieza-studioBiro light by enPieza!

silverware-chandelier-curblySilverware chandelier by Ali Siahvoshi for Fabbian via

keimeyer-chandeliersPlastic bottle lighting by Johanna Keimeyer via

cascade-chandelier-by-michelle-brandCascade water bottle chandelier by Michelle Brand via

(Ok I’ve mentioned Michelle before but she’s worth mentioning again!)

heathnash28Other Peoples’ Rubbish by Heath Nash via PingMag

shuttlecock-lighting-by-gitta-gschwendtnerShuttlecock lighting by Gitta Gschwendtner  via Haute*Nature

metrolightsilver-by-tammy-roy-via-the-alternative-consumerMetro Metal Washer Light by Tammy Roy via The Alternative Consumer

While searching online for recycled and repurposed craft ideas, I kept coming across Stuart Haygarth.  Stuart takes ordinary, everyday discarded man-made objects, and makes them into show-stopping works of art.



Made from disposable plastic wine glasses, lit by a fluorescent tube.



Stunning chandelier made from discarded pairs of spectacles.

Tide Chandelier

Tide Chandelier

The original Tide chandelier is – ‘part of a larger body of work based on the collection of ‘ man made’ debris washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline’.

Michelle Brand takes materials which would be perceived by others as waste, and transforms them into stunning art.  Trash never looked so pretty 🙂





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November 2020