This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from — wait for it — a discarded cardboard poster tube!
In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it’s time to get illuminated!
If you’re looking to jazz up your bedside lighting situation, look no further! This DIY accordion-style sconce is your ticket to illuminating late-night reading in style.
The ever-industrious Daniel Kanter from the fabulous blog Manhattan Nest shares this super duper easy lighting project. Using FRÄCK bathroom mirrors from IKEA, he created two stylish and charming wall sconces for less than $10 a pop! Impressed? So are we.
All you need to make your own is the following:
IKEA FRÄCK mirror
Daniel has kindly offered up a detailed, step-by-step tutorial (with lots of photos) so head on over to Manhattan Nest to see how it’s done!
The GUAU wall sconce, from Arturo Alvarez, waxes and wanes as you see fit. In front of the light itself, it has a moveable disk that you can turn and rotate as the mood strikes, creating magical moon beams that confuse werewolves to no end. For more information, go to Arturo Alvarez.