Ponoko: Buy This Chandelier or Design Your Own

Ponoko: Buy This Chandelier or Design Your Own

Amy Azzarito
Dec 8, 2008
We are loving this chandelier from Ponoko. If you've never heard of Ponoko, it's a site that allows you to shop for designer crafted goods, request a designer to make something especially for you, or create and make something yourself.

The Ponoko Nocturne Chandelier, ($280)

We also love the Pollen Pendant ($245), which has a cool DIY element. You wrap and weave the material of choice around this pollen shaped structure. A ball of white yarn is included, but you can use whatever color or material that fits your decor.

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

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.

Anyone have any experience with Ponoko?

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