If the word "upcycling" is foreign to you, then I suggest you take a look at Jonathan Ferrer's found object lamp. Jonathan Ferrer designed this haunting eco illuminator using paper cups and hangers held together with compression fitting and paper clips.
Upcycling is the art of turning an object into something more useful instead of recycling it. Upcycling and found object art tend to go hand-in-hand, as Jonathan Ferrer's work proves. This lamp is powered by a 60-watt bulb that emits beautiful shadows all around the room. I can't think of a home that wouldn't look better with this lamp in it.