There was one corner in my art studio that didn’t have enough light, so I thought it would be interesting to try and make a lamp. I found an old socket in the garage, bent some wire, and sewed a shade from some fabric. It definitely looks homemade, which may or may not be good. But at least it gives good light, and it was fun to make.


  1. Three Owls
    March 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Good Grief...who else goes out into their garage and emerges with a fabulous lamp....I must have the wrong garage...LOL.
    Thanks again for this inspiration to make something great.

  2. Golubka
    March 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I like the homemade quality and overall shape. Your studio looks cool :)

  3. Cherri Porter
    March 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Play around with different bulbs.

  4. Amanda - Little Star Designs
    March 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Homemade looking is good! three owls, I must have the wrong garage too :)
    Great work as usual Joel

  5. Sharolyn
    March 7, 2010 at 2:56 am

    wonderful idea.

  6. barb jensen
    March 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    So clever! I love how this looks; charming, casual, characterful.
    Oh, look at all those 'C' words..

  7. LAURA!!!
    March 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    its fills that corner just wonderfully. reminds me of Calder's Circus pieces for some reason. thanks for sharing. such a wealth of inspiration you are!

  8. Stéphanie
    March 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Your blog is fantastic !

  9. Sandra
    March 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Looks lovely Joel! I love your blog, so refreshing to have a man amongst women bloggers. Have you seen the new lamps of our Dutch top designer Piet Hein Eek?

  10. jokemijn
    March 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    it looks a bit masculine and charming at the same time. :) love your work

  11. Joel Henriques
    March 8, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Thanks everybody!

    Laura - I'm of course a huge fan of Calder. Yeah, the roughly sewn material along with the bent wire does give it a similar feel to the Calder circus pieces. I love that.

    Saundra - I hadn't seen the Piet Hein Eek lamps. I really like the wire bases on those! Thanks for showing me!

  12. Kärt
    March 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

    i think it looks awesome. may i ask what fabric this is? it gives such a nice glow to the light, i might try and steal your idea for my living room ;)

  13. Joel Henriques
    March 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I'm actually not too sure what the fabric is. It's vintage, and to me it looks almost like cheese cloth or something. It's pretty sheer. Not sure if that helps.

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