DIY Ideas: Tong Lamp From Mao & More


Ever see a great design and think to yourself, "Hey, I could do that!" or "Looks great; I wish it was green!"? Rather than lamenting the loss of a good design that could have been green, we encourage readers to take matters into your own hands, and create it yourselves. Aside from having one less thing to buy, you can pick and choose your own (reclaimed, reused, recycled, otherwise green) materials, making it as green and locally-sourced as you want.

The Tong Lamp, spied at Australian store mao & more, is a great example of this: grab a pile of discarded wood scraps or plastic pieces and a compact fluorescent bulb, and you're halfway there. mao & more via 2Modern Design Talk


These lamps are brilliantly simple. All you need to make your own is a light source & power cord (available at your local hardware store), a collection of geometrically-shaped (if you want) scraps, a compact fluorescent bulb (of course) and a light diffuser (like an old lampshade); a few minutes and your best ideas later, you'd have a new lamp that's more sustainable than the Tong and customized to your exact specifications. Get more ideas at mao & more, and happy DIY-ing!


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