Sometimes that lamp you bought for the living room or bedroom just doesn’t work out once you come home. Or perhaps you’ve tired of the design. But don’t throw it out, because it might yet be reborn to be enjoyed yet again. Here’s a simple way of reusing some of your lights, transforming a table lamp into an ambient floor lamp for the living room.
Vacuum tube amps are one of the cool recent ways that old technology has been reused with a surprisingly nice result. In an age where everything is digital, there’s no neglecting the fact that tube amps are old school. Just like turntables, they are still going strong and you can get surprising amps in kits or completely assembled that will outperform the most common types of stereo equipment.
We’ve always liked Sun Jars for their gentle blue glow, the color a soothing colorful presence. The only thing that stopped us from purchasing a boatload was the price. The energy efficient LED mood lights can be used almost anywhere, not just in the garden. And although we can’t afford the real thing (yet), we’ve discovered a possible DIY solution…
There’s something to be said about luxurious appliances: they do look stunning. These beautifully crafted range hoods were created by Futuro Futuro and they encompass futuristic design elements with traditional Murano glass for a gorgeous look in your kitchen. While we can’t easily justify their cost, we can appreciate their beauty.
We’ve always been fans of the Philips LivingColors lamp. This nicely designed mood light will enable you to change the ambiance of a room with the push of a button. Sadly the price of the lamp can be quite overwhelming, especially if you want to get more than one. Thankfully, we’ve found a simple hack that can give you similar results. Albeit, the lamp won’t looks as beautiful as the LivingColors, but it will cost you a lot less.
Mason jars are extremely useful in the kitchen, even cooks like “hacking” them. But we’ve noticed they’ve become popular material for not only preserving food , but also homemade lighting solutions (a trend our friends over at Re-Nest also noted). From creating your own Sun Jar to hacking a chandelier together, here are some creative reuses of Mason jars as lighting solutions using solar and LED tech to light up our lives.
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the last year is that you tend not to be very productive late at night. This is why instead of going to bed late at night, you should actually go to bed early and try to wake up earlier in an effort to get things done. Here are some ideas and technology to make this work for you.
Putting together your home office can be a challenge, depending on what exactly you want to do with it and how much space you’ve got available. Things can get even more difficult if you try and find enough space for more than one workstation. We’ve put together our favorite most recent home offices. Read on to check them out.
When you’re setting up a multi-monitor workstation, it’s not everyone that can just get 2-4 at the same time. It also begs the question on what to do with your other older monitors. Should you throw them out or find innovative ways of using them? This workstation features four monitors of different sizes that are all plugged into the same computer.
We mentioned Christoph Spiegl’s slanted home office a few months ago, but he just updated his whole setup and we have to say that it looks a lot cleaner and minimal, thanks to his new gear.