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.

13 Responses
  1. Three Owls

    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. Amanda - Little Star Designs

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

  3. barb jensen

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

  4. LAURA!!!

    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!

  5. Joel Henriques

    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!

  6. Kärt

    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 ;)

  7. Joel Henriques

    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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