Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

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Stunning Coconut Lights

November 27, 2016

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I think that these Nymph lamps made with pierced coconut shells are magical and i’d love one myself. Created by the Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius, each coconut shade is drilled by hand and the spine of the lamp is wrapped in suede or faux leather.  They are available to order from Kubilius’ website for approximately US$220.

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Zero Waste Light

August 18, 2016

cardboard tube light from waarmakers

Zero waste is the new buzz word on the block and what better way to blend this with design that to create a light out of it’s own packaging, which is exactly what design consultancy Waarmaker did.

R16 is their homage to beautiful and versatile cardboard tubin, which by applying laser cuts is converted into an elegant luminary.

Impressed? I am.

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Lucy: a robotic solar reflector

August 4, 2016

Lucy solar robotHave any dark corners in your home that you’d like to brighten up without building work? Well solar robot Lucy might just be the solution you are looking for.

Lucy is completely solar-powered and wire free, and works by reflecting sunlight to where it’s needed. Not only will it save you money by reducing the need to turn on artificial lighting but it also lets you enjoy natural lighting in space previously devoid of it.

Lucy is not yet in production but the manufacturer, Solenica, is offering a 50% discount on preorders.

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Make your own string lamp shade

June 21, 2015

This is an excellent video on how to make your own string lamp shade from Made Everyday with Dana. It seems easy but messy.

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‘Green’ Products from IKEA

June 16, 2015

Spotted this lovely Joxtorp lamp shade, made from paper, in IKEA over the weekend. There are 3 styles to choose from and the range in price from 3euro to 5 euro.

Ikea Joxtorp Lamp ShadeThey also have these 100% cotton machine-washable Tanum Rugs for 6 euro each. I bought one and can testify to their sturdiness.Ikea Tanum RugE

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Reused and Recycled Homeware

March 7, 2015

Chair Wardrobe

Pipe Shelf

Globe Lights

Crate Shelving Unit

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Our New Dining Room Light

January 17, 2013

1930's Light Fitting

I’m in love with my bargain find on Freetradeireland.com. A lady was redecorating her home and wanted to give her original 1930’s lamp a good home. Thankfully that home is mine. I love it more knowing it was free!

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