I'd been planning to build a floor lamp using bamboo for the pole, and a lampshade that was kind of inspired by shoji
screens (I'm trying to get a Japanese-style decor going), I like that look of light through translucent paper. By the time I'd built the base and the pole, and then the lampshade, I realised the shade was too big and would have made the lamp look top-heavy.
Instead I decided the shade would look good as a table lamp (I did something else for my floor lamp - see here
). Since I made this I've found that it does look quite a bit like an actual andon
! (Like a cross between this