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The Luminarie Post is an Unconventional Corkboard with a Second Function

 - Jul 7, 2012
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Objects that can do two things at once are quick to win a consumer over. How could you resist the endearing nature of this dual-purpose Luminarie Post? It succeeds at both enlightening a space and providing a place to pin personal memos, making it a wonderful desktop or bedside accessory.

Gabriela Kuniyoshi and Vinicius Lopes Leite of Brazil's Estudio Ninho came up with the crafty concept that allows the user to interact more intimately with the inanimate object. It arrives in a compact cylindrical package to minimize the use of wrapping material and opens up into a collection of easily assembled pieces.

A thick cork hub holds the lightbulb and has three wooden legs inserted into pre-cut holes. You pin the thin bottle stopper strip around the outside to act as both lampshade and cork board.