What you're looking at up there is the most minimalist of lamps, hand crafted from recycled lab equipment. No DIY project could be easier, we assure you. But the result is simple and, in it's own industrial-chic way, very stylish. A great reminder that with a little ingenuity and some socketed extension cords, anything can become the perfect lamp...
Sean Ragan of seanmichaelragan.com made this simple tabletop lamp from an old burner tripod lab stand. Retail value: Around $8.50. Once you count the round incandescent bulb and the socket extension cord, that means this hacked lamp goes for about $20.
So it's cheap and green (if you recycle an old burner stand), plus it's an homage to simple technology. A single bulb and cord take center stage in this minimalist lamp.
Use this project as a jumping off point to use a bulb and socket extension cord as a blank canvas for making your very own lamp out of whatever you've got.