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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
Tampon Chandeliers
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
play_circle_filled Human Bone Chapel
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
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
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
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
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
Suspended Jewel Lights
Suspended Jewel Lights
Kumulus Crystal Chandelier
Designer Peter Nilsson’s supernova inspired ‘Kumulus’ chandelier is a fabulous explosion of colour and light. Suspended jewels of handcrafted crystal can be custom made to suit, both size and colour.… MORE
Frying Pan Chandelier
Frying Pan Chandelier
Culinary Institute of America Sculpture
How creative is this unique hanging sculpture at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas? The eye-catching sculpture is made from dozens of cooking pans. Represent! MORE
Rubber Chandeliers
Rubber Chandeliers
Tobias Lighting
This industrial, rubber-coated, traditional glass chandelier might make sense if one is afraid of breakages, but on the other hand, the whole point of glass chandeliers is to reflect the light, making… MORE
Urban Light
Urban Light
The Shoe Chandelier
The shoe chandelier by designers Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez uses an icon of urban city life, the sneaker, in a fun interior lighting piece. It is a must have for any sneakers lover; and will surely… MORE

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