Link Roundup: Recycled Lamps

From the Tiena List comes news of a lampbuilding workshop this Thursday, 7pm, at The Furnace @ 84 Grand Street in Albany.

Make a Lamp Out of Anything (or Fix One You Already Have!!!)

We all love attractive lamps, don’t we? Do you have a lamp that’s busted
and you want to learn how to fix it? Or maybe you have a really awesome
bottle that would make a great lamp. This workshop will show you the
important things to keep in mind when building or fixing a lamp.
Participants are free to come and observe, though more may be learned if
one is prepared. It is suggested that those wanting to practice come with
at least 6 feet of lamp cord, a plug, and a replacement socket, a philips
and flat screwdriver, and a small pair of pliers. . If you don’t know what
those are, I’ll tell you at the workshop. If you wish to have materials
provided, please RSVP so they may be purchased. You will be responsible
for the costs of the materials.

Call Dave at (860) 262 3823 for more info.

Need some inspiration? Here ya go….

A flexible lampshade made from toothpicks.

A flexible lampshade made from toothpicks.

A lampshade made from photographic slides.

A lampshade made from photographic slides.


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A chandelier created from plastic coffee stirrers

A chandelier created from plastic coffee stirrers

And one made from disposable ball point pens.

And one made from disposable ball point pens.


A lampshade made from jumbo paperclips.

A lampshade made from jumbo paperclips.

A lampshade made from cassette tapes.

A lampshade made from cassette tapes.


Arnout Visser stacks glass bowls and plates to create lamps.

Arnout Visser stacks glass bowls and plates to create lamps.

A lampshade decorated with keys.

A lampshade decorated with keys.


Vaula makes lampshades from a variety of materials, including buttons and beach glass woven with wire.

Vaula makes lampshades from a variety of materials, including buttons and beach glass woven with wire.

Mindasart makes lamps from blenders, glass carafes and waffle irons.

Mindasart makes lamps from blenders, glass carafes and waffle irons.


Milk bottle lights - optionally controllable by computer.

Milk bottle lights - optionally controllable by computer.

Barlite's beer bottle chandeliers.

Barlite's beer bottle chandeliers.


A lampshade woven out of candy wrappers.

A lampshade woven out of candy wrappers.


Whew. And here’s even more ideas.

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