Improvised Opulence

Creating luxury goods through creativity and recycled garbage

Implications - Chandeliers used to be a widely acknowledged symbol of opulence, found in mansions or the grandest hotels. Today, however, the DIY movement has fueled a wave of home-grown possibilities. Luxury symbols are no longer exclusive, as new technology and creative options open up style for the masses.
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Tampon Chandeliers - O.B.
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Warm 24,381 Clicks Pub: May 31, 08
Tampon Chandeliers
O.B.
At first glance, this dramatic chandelier looks ordinarily beautiful, but look closer, and you'll be bloody surprised! The monster-sized chandelier is actually composed of hundreds of white O.B. tampons.… [More]
Human Bone Chapel - Sedlec Ossuary
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Warm 8,351 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 08
Human Bone Chapel
Sedlec Ossuary
If you're afraid of haunted places, this church is probably worth avoiding. The inside of this historical Christian building near Prague is covered in the remains of over 40,000 people. The matter in which… [More]
Jellyfish Chandeliers 2 - Timothy Horn Lighting
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Average 25,655 Clicks Pub: May 4, 08
Jellyfish Chandeliers 2
Timothy Horn Lighting
Melbourne-born artist Timothy Horn's large-scale jellyfish chandeliers were inspired by the illustrations of the 19th century German zoologist, Ernst Haeckel. His creations (Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa)… [More]
Recycling Bottles Into Macho Lighting - Only Sorta Ugly
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Average 6,318 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 08
Recycling Bottles Into Macho Lighting
Only Sorta Ugly
There are only two places this chandelier can possible be hung: in the garage or in the recreation room above a pool table. But it says macho all over it. For sure the bottles need to have a certain character,… [More]
Fake Taxidermy Part VII - Antler Lights by Jason Miller
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Mild 8,157 Clicks Pub: Jan 2, 08
Fake Taxidermy Part VII
Antler Lights by Jason Miller
Fake trophies and antler-inspired art has really taken off in the last while. Artist Jason Miller must have been inspired by the miraculous wonders of the animal world when he created this stunning antler… [More]
Illuminated Ostrich Pods - Fiela Feather Chandelier
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Mild 9,387 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 08
Illuminated Ostrich Pods
Fiela Feather Chandelier
The Fiela Feather Chandelier, which is featured in the first two photos, is made with real ostrich feather shades and is the work of South African designer Haldane Martin. The chandelier was presented… [More]
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