As reported over at Apartment Therapy New York:
Or if you have your own great idea, you can use the new Ponoko Photomake tool. You draw something with pencil and paper and upload it to Ponoko, and they will turn it into a "real life product." And there's much more than lighting. If it can be just about anything, including larger pieces like home furnishings.
Not only do we love this idea, but there's also the eco-benefits that come with on-demand production:
We cut the waste from oversupply by making products on-demand. We also cut carbon emissions by sourcing local materials and making products as close to the point of consumption as possible. We're just starting but this minimizes reliance on the traditional supply chain associated with the transportation and storage of the products we typically buy today.
Download and customize your Box Lamp design at MadebyDan's Ponoko page.