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Jun 26, 2014

Build This: Rustic Garden Bollard Light

Marking the TopsAdding a bit of light to your outdoor environment makes it feel like a whole new space. Here's a quick how-to on making a rustic garden bollard light to your outdoor space using some pallet wood and an old Mason Jar.

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Jun 09, 2014

DIY Inspiration: A Bottle Ceiling Light Installation

Shustov Brandy Bar

Now there's something else to look at instead of all those flatscreens....

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Apr 24, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Bent Wood Pendant Light

A solid DIY lighting project is a great way to add some personality to any blank space, and I'm especially digging this one because it's created entirely from easy-to-find (and hack!) materials from the craft store. 

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Apr 07, 2014

How to: Make a Wooden Vintage Bulb Lamp

Nothing beats a great lighting project, and I especially like the thoroughness of this original. It's more than just a "get an existing lamp kit and put it on some sort of structure;" rather, it walks you thorough not just the woodworking but also the easy electric work required to put something like this together.    

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Mar 25, 2014

Stylish Illumination: 6 Masculine Lighting Choices To Brighten Your Space

industrial lighting

Time to come out of the dark ages of winter and shine some light in your home with some sleek, yet guy-friendly lighting options.

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Feb 25, 2014

Modern and Masculine Lighting by Tudo and Co.

Okay. Whoa. Just stumbled across a cool new store with awesome lighting products and plenty of inspiration.

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Feb 20, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Leather Strap Pendant Light

Rustic, modern, masculine. All the things I like to see in one mighty DIY project. 

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Dec 05, 2013

How to: Make DIY Marbled Christmas Lights For Under $20

I love the festivity of string lights and paper lanterns for the holidays, and they're so easy to come by cheaply at the discount store. Except that, well, they look like cheap paper lanterns from the discount store. So, I came up with a way to put an arty spin on this classic - the perfect way to add a touch of modern to your holiday decor. 

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Oct 28, 2013

How to: Make an Easy DIY Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp project has a cool retro-spaceship vibe that will work well in all kinds of spaces. And the best part? It's crafted from a less-than-likely material. Guess what it is:

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Oct 17, 2013

How To: Make a DIY Mason Jar Porch Light (in 30 Seconds)

Mason Jar Porch Light DIY

A 30-second DIY that will make your boring porch light look super cool? Yes! 

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Oct 04, 2013

Awesome Lighting: The Yarn Collection by LLOT LLOV

The Yarn Collection.

These super cool yarn lights by LLOT LLOV are a modern way to add a cozy touch to your space. The long cord allows you to install them anyway you want, hang them, place them by your books or have them near your desk. Mood lighting (for lack of a better term) does wonders for your place, especially now that fall and winter are totally creeping in - you want to create a comfy atmosphere without having harsh lights, right?

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May 06, 2013

How to: Make a Simple, Rustic Tripod Lamp from Wooden Dowels

I loves a DIY lighting project, and particularly dig those that can be crafted up from easy-to-find hardware store materials. Inspired by a high-end

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Apr 16, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Wood and Leather Pendant Lamp

created at: 04/08/2013

The Konkret lamp by Danish designer Jonas Edvard has some serious potential to add that missing cool/Scandinavian factor to your space.

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Mar 04, 2013

How to: Make a Modern Industrial Concrete Pendant Lamp

I'm always a sucker for unlikely materials used in surprising places, so I'm all kinds of inspired by this concrete pendant lamp project by Ben Uyeda.

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Feb 08, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Dodecahedron Pendant Light

created at: 02/08/2013

I'm a big fan of geometric shapes in DIY projects, but when it comes to woodworking, it can be difficult to anticipate all the math when working with angles other than 90-degrees.    

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Oct 29, 2012

How to: Make a Stylish DIY Wood and Concrete Lamp

Nimi is an industrial design student from Finland, so it's no surprise that she fell in love with this Scandinavian-inspired lamp on Pinterest. Deterred by the £195. price tag, she set out to make her own modern, and fantastic, industrial lamp made from wood, metal, and concrete. I've been privileged to see heaps of DIY decor projects everyday for years, and this is, by far, one of the best executed and a personal favorite.

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Oct 16, 2012

How to: Make DIY Vintage-Style Cage Lights

These "vintage" cage lights have character for days, provide plenty of functionality, and help to fill that most often empty space in any room: the ceiling and upper walls.

And, of course, they're sorta pricey. Unless, of course, you make your own.    

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Aug 21, 2012

How to: Make Wood Veneer Pendant Lights

Wood veneer are thin pieces of full woodgrain, which are sold in flexible roles, so you can glue them onto core panels for the look and finish of hardwood grain pattersn without the expense of solid wood.

Because veneer is so thin (around 3mm), it's quite flexible and easy to work, 

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Jul 24, 2012

How to: Make an Industrial Chandelier from Hardware Store Parts

created at: 07/24/2012

Lighting and furniture design and manufacturing firm Rich Brilliant Willing show you how to create an industrial yet colorful chandelier for less than $25.00 from materials you can find at your local hardware store.  

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May 16, 2012

A Skull Chandelier Made from Freely Hanging Crystals

created at: 05/15/2012

Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass up.  

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