"Adhocism is the art of living and doing things ad hoc- using materials at hand, rather than waiting for the perfect moment or "proper" approach. As a principle of design, it begins with everyday improvisations, such as bottles for candle holders and tractor seats on wheels for dining chairs."
It also keeps a lot of stuff out of the garbage, like these yoghurt containers turned into a lamp. ::Re-nest
Studio Verissimo, a collaboration of Cláudio Cardoso and Telma Veríssimo of Portugal, produced this lamp from recycled plastic stir sticks.
Jill at ::Inhabitat writes: "this eye-catching, sparkly chandelier is more delicate, beautiful, and captivating than crystal - despite its being made from cafe waste. The name of the stunning chandelier is ‘Spoon’ - and while we wouldn’t quite call these little plastic jobbies ’spoons’, we’ll certainly call the lamp inspired....apparently, the coffee stirrer (or ’spoon’) of choice in Portugal is made from clear plastic, which obviously lends itself to supreme light refraction and disco-ball-like reflection. Proof indeed that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’."
We don't know if this lamp is made from recycled ping pong balls or new ones, but it could be, and it is adhocist. This lamp designed by Diaz Kleefstra is made from 315 balls. Available from ::Studio Kleefstra via ::Freshome
It comes in a floor model too.