The dramatic Chiquita chandelier by Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs is a brilliant upcycled piece. Made from 29 used Chiquita banana boxes and 300 paper fasteners, this upcycled chandelier is creative and fun. The best part? Anneke Jakobs has released open source plans so that you too can create your own Chiquita chandelier.
We are presenting these egg carton flower lights by popular request! Making them is a fun, easy process requiring not much more than a string of lights, a few egg cartons and some paint. While simple to make, these egg carton flowers can dramatically dress up a plain set of Christmas lights. Read on to find out how to make your own.
We are celebrating 3000 fans on Facebook with an Upcycle Giveaway! To mark the occasion we’re giving away 2 Heinz beanz can lights from the product designer Willem Heeffer. Read on to find out how to win.
We’ve long been of the opinion that the Heinz bean can label is an iconic design. You can imagine then how excited we were to learn that Dutch designer Willem Heeffer has been transforming Heinz been cans into tin can lighting!
These days we can’t seem to get enough ambient lighting. That’s why we were thrilled when Linda Rose from Italy shared her cube cardboard light with us. Made from corrugated cardboard, this upcycle highlights cardboard in a really beautiful and interesting way. Find out how to make one for yourself.
Some see discarded plastic bottles, others see plastic bottle flowers that can be used to create dramatically beautiful curtains, light fixtures and room dividers.
Glass bottles can be upcycled into so many things. We think glass bottle lighting is especially beautiful. Here we look at 2 glass bottle upcycle ideas: chandeliers and garden lanterns.
Vintage earth globes make for some of the most creative upcycles. Among the most effective of these is the the globe pendant light. Globe pendant lights are quick and easy to make. Essentially you just need a globe and a pendant light.
It’s Friday, play us some music and move to the funky beats. This cool desk lamp will keep the DJ going so you can throw down your best moves; the robot, moonwalk, funky chicken perhaps? Sprriiiiinkler!
These lamps upcycled from vintage cameras are truly stunning. They are created by Milan Bender who has been seeking out and transforming vintage cameras for the past 6 years. Bender is intrigued by camera history and creates unique camera lamps, no two are the same!