Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tentacle Lamps



This week, in my world of ever changing goals, directions and priorities, I've decided that functionality is vastly more important than aesthetics. But don't quote me on that, I know I'll feel differently about it some other time. Ambivalence is my curse and I variously lament and rejoice in it.
Wandering around the hardware store, I came across fittings for making plugs and lamps and instantly realised how easy it would be for me to convert these sculptures into functional home decor. Fast forward to me at the cashier with an arm full of electrical fixtures.
Back home I cut an old piece of concrete reinforcing bar into a point and used it to bore a hole through the hebel, epoxied in the lamp fitting and, viola, table lamp completed. There's only two wires and no right or wrong way to connect them so it's virtually impossible to f#@k this job up. Still, probably worth having it signed off by a sparky before I offer them up for sale.

3 comments:

  1. OctoLamps! That turned out rad dude.

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  2. Thanks Bro. I've started modeling one in clay. Hope ot make a mould and cast concrete bases.

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  3. eat your heart out Adam Wallacavage

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