I am floored and excited to share with you these amazing skull door knobs. I can't tell if I would LOVE to encounter these in a home, or if it would freak my shit out to have these guys sneak up on me. The coolest part about them: they contain an extra little surprise when you touch 'em.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of lighting posts.
I'm poking around outdoor goodies these days — things to light up decks and patios on summer evenings, outdoor foodwear, and games — and I found a few really cute things I wanted to share with you.
Oh, how we love the starry skies popping up all over the place lately. In artwork, in home products, in themed BEDROOMS! There is nothing more relaxing than a serene reminder of the skies over our heads. In an ideal world, we'd all have a skylight over our beds and fall asleep under the stars, but since that's not feasible let's see how else we can catch a few stars for ourselves.
When looking at places to live, there are certain things that just don't cross your mind. I never realized how important lighting was until I started to rent. Apparently, I need a lot of light to function. Or, rather, I like having the option of a lot of light.
I grew up with a lot of light, I guess, so I didn't know I had this need until I got my first apartment. Now I know what I need to look for to be well-lit and happy.
I'm hot for lighting.
Built-in lighting is never adequate or cozy enough for me, so there are at least two additional lamps or lanterns in every room in our apartment to add ambiance.
I don't have much money, but I'm hoarder of unconventional items like burnt-out light bulbs, (no — really!) so I added up my scraps to make my most recent fixture: an upcycled light bulb chandelier!
Cheap good lamps are hard to find, am I right? I've been on the search for them in big box stores, clearance aisles, antique shops, and thrift stores all over the midwest, and I'm still lighting most of my living room with clamp lights. If you're in the same boat, I have been scheming schemes. Here are five lamps you can handmake.