A fruitful bit of hacking for a lamp


Materials: Angenäm fruit bowl + Hemma light cord

Description: After fruitlessly shopping for expensive design lamps, I decided to go for a more beautiful $30 option. Drill a 5cm diameter hole in the bottom of the aluminum Angenäm fruit bowl. Insert the black version of the $3 Hemma light cord and add the lightbulb of your preference. The resulting is light enough to hang from sheetwall, but still boasts a full metal matte look, with an inside that resembles hammered copper. I have 3 hanging over the dining table; their golden inside create instant atmosphere, focus the light and give faces around the table a nice complexion. They’re also great conversation subjects.

~ Maarten in Belgium, Ghent, Belgium