1122

How can we get outdoor lighting with no power?

Here's the dilemma… we'd love to make more use of our large balcony — except there's no power outlet out there, or even lights above. It gets pretty dark out there, so we havent really made much use of the space at night which is a shame. We've run extension cords for power before, but it would be cool if any of the Offbeat Homies have got better ideas for lighting up the balcony!

42

Help me repurpose my old Moroccan lamps!

Can anyone suggest a quick, cheap fix for these Moroccan lamps? I'm not nearly as crafty as I would like to be and the silk surrounding the shades is so dry and brittle it tears easily if you attempt to clean it. I would however, like to maintain a spicy feel to them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

24

Bright light & right tools: 4 cooking tips for the visually impaired

I'm visually impaired, and teaching myself how to cook has been one of the things I have decided to do this year to make myself a better person. I've done a few things to make my kitchen more blind-friendly than it was to begin with, and as a result I've managed to do things like roast a chicken for the first time, have it turn out perfectly, and only have one minor panic attack about it. Here's four tips for making cooking easier while blind.

101

Non-boring lamp shades to brighten up your home decor

Homie Elizabeth asked us, "Any chance there could be a post about awesome lamp shades? I have been searching high and low for non-boring lampshades, and they are really hard to find." No problem! But, not knowing EXACTLY what you're looking for, I'm going to just throw out a large collection of fun and funky lamp shades.

Some of these are pricey, some of these are not going to be everyone's tastes, and some of these are actually made for children's rooms. But none of these will make you snooze.