Here's a DIY lighting project that caught our eyes yesterday while perusing the Los Angeles Times home design blog, LA at Home. What looks like just a vintage bike hanging vertically is actually a electrically wired, wall-mounted lamp designed for ambiance and illumination inside a restaurant, an inspiring example of how to use something unused or discarded in unique fashion...
An electrician ran low-voltage wire inside the frame of the bicycle, then popped in sockets in the handlebars and wheels. Initially the bulbs stuck out perpendicular to the wheels, so Jones simply bent the upper ones toward the ceiling and the lower ones toward the floor.
The final touch, in keeping with the vintage vibe: six antique-style Edison light bulbs with an exaggerated filament spiral.
Check out more about this unique project over at the LA Times LA at Home blog for details and photos of the project/space.
(Photo: Rick Poon)