Is that a soccer ball? That's what caused our double-take when we first saw Rainer Spehl's Coming Home light. We love how this light is indeed shaped like a soccer ball but actually transcends the form to create beautiful lighting.
Coming Home is made of PVC and suede, allowing a very diffuse light to pass through the shade. Still not sure about sporting gear hanging from your ceiling? Just take a look at it hanging in this grouping: