Look!: Hanging Book Lights: Anthropologie

Look!: Hanging Book Lights: Anthropologie

Beth Zeigler
Sep 17, 2008

091708book-02.jpgWe spotted these hanging book lights at Anthropologie while strolling the Americana at Brand in Glendale. Although they appear in the store's window display, these attention-getters are unfortunately not for sale. Upon closer inspection we think they'd be an easy and fun DIY for you to do at home. More views after the jump.

While we couldn't get away with taking pictures inside Anthropologie, the manager was nice enough to tell us a little about the DIY light fixtures. Each one was handmade by the staff, using two simple items everyone has at home. The light structure is nothing more than an orange extension cord, giving the piece an "industrial feel." To balance the look, books are used to bring a softer touch to the light. The books are turned inside out so that the front cover touches the back cover. Adding an alternate look to the "book lights", the pages can be folded to create a variety of shapes. We love the simplicity of the industrial cord combined with the flirty paperback.

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