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!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of lighting posts.
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!
Artist Adam Wallacavage's show at the Philadelphia Art Alliance features his 16th-Century Baroque and gothic-inspired monster lamps, and Homies: you're gonna wanna see it. What do you think of these monstrously gorgeous chandeliers, Homies?
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.
If you were wondering, "How else can I showcase my love for invertebrates in my home?" the Medusae Collection of pendant lamps by Roxy Russell is your (expensive) answer. Check out these ethereal beauties and imagine them illuminating your space with their floaty and frilly presence…
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.
Were you stoked about the Medieval gaming room, but your gamer style lean more towards the 8-bit than the old time-y? Or are you thinking about tricking out your game room, or maybe if you just want to make the mundane task of turning on lights a LOT more fun, you're going to want to check out this newest product by Think Geek. The Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate lets you turn any light switch into a retro arcade game.