Injecting glamour into the humble lightbulb
Lightbulbs have been with us for well over 100 years now. With a little thought, these functional items can be objects of delight in their own right. Read on to see our designer take on the common-or-garden lightbulb.
Modern, low energy lightbulbs might be good for your energy bills, but they can be rather a challenge, aesthetically speaking. This is changing. Try the glamorous Plumen 001. So affordable at just £20 each.
However the charm of old filament lightbulbs has not totally diminished. In fact there has been a resurgence in really retro filament styles. Environmentally dubious, but elegantly old-fashioned.
But lightbulb design need not stop there: Try these 3 inspirational twists on a boring old lightbulb.
1. Lightbulb vases. Pretty and elegant. Instructions can be found here.
2. Lightbulbs as oil lamps. Sadly, I couldn’t find anywhere you could buy these, and I couldn’t advise you try this yourself!
3. Lightbulb Terrarium – DIY instructions on making your own are here.