Instructables: exploring - workshop - lighting - lamp - led - light Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:30:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Eclipse Lamp
Eclipse Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Eclipse Lamp is a simple, wooden circle that hangs on a wall and fades up to a soft glow when you turn it. Light glows through a thin layer of wood veneer of the front of the disc, and semicircular holes in the back create a halo-like glow on the wall behind it.Using an LED strip, laser-cut plyw...

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:39:44 PDT
Faux Window Mood Light
Faux Window Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad For all of you currently living in your parents' basement or will move back to live in your parents' basement, dress out your windowless abode with this neat faux window mood light. Btw, your own room has already been rented out long ago.Build this if you want to similate the morning glow of a red d...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:32:44 PDT
Paper cylinder lights
Paper cylinder lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> narced133 Our railroad-style apartment has a long 45-foot hallway that never had working lights. After spending 4 years trying to convince our landlord to fix them I decided to build my own. The lights are constructed of a metal frame wrapped in a cylinder of thin lace paper with a strip of LEDs running down ...
By: narced133

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:43:04 PDT
Bat Signal - Made From LED Floodlight, PVC Frame, and Whiteboard
Bat Signal - Made From LED Floodlight, PVC Frame, and Whiteboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> sircorvus You can make this bat signal lamp entirely from parts you can buy at Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart. As you can see in the pics, it's very bright, even in the office during broad daylight. The shell is made from dry erase whiteboard (yes you can write on it!), the frame is made from PVC pipe, the la...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:44:16 PDT
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid I am in the process of refinishing an old brass chandelier and building my own LED lights for it. When the Instamorph Build Night popped up, I had the immediate idea to create flame-shaped LED light bulb covers, as well as a traditional light bulb shape. The flames are the kind of bulbs you tend to ...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 22:52:57 PDT
Steam punk nightlight
Steam punk nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> crashzoom I always wanted to make this cool looking steam punk lamps and I've recently managed to make one. Here is my guide for you of how to make this cool looking nightlight. I will also show you how to get most of the parts for free :} Gather material You will need:- A piece of wood. (I found mine nea...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:45:17 PDT
Star Trek TOS Enterprise Turbolift Light
Star Trek TOS Enterprise Turbolift Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad "Live long and prosper." RIP Leonard Nimoy - Mr. Spock.Inspired through life from the many ideas, characters and things from Star Trek, The Original Series, here is a take on transforming any small cramped and personal space into your own little turbolift. Science fiction based on science fact. If...
By: caitlinsdad

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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:57:03 PST
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Make your own flexible snake light. It can be wound around a pipe or bent to clamp/hook on an exposed wall stud to position and hang the light anywhere you want in the shop. Wedge it in a crack. Get some light behind the refrigerator to inspect or under the couch to find that lost screw. Coil the en...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:25 PST
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a fun little project to build out of scrap pipe and an old mason jar. Another option is to buy the parts from the hardware store which should run around $50.This lamp was built from purchased ½” pipe and fittings. The fittings are generally bagged. The pipe comes with labels glued to the...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:16:16 PST
Yet another Batman lamp
Yet another Batman lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson Been thinking about making fun bed light for my son, and came up with this one after I saw a similar bookshelf. But it turn out there's quite a few of these already, I discovered. But here's my version. You'll need: MDF wood board LED strip Wire 12V Connectors Adaptor Paint SwitchJigsaw Dr...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:19:54 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
LEDCube - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wenting update 25-12-14: After testing the lamp we found out that it can easily overheat. You can prevent it by removing the lid when it is on or by providing ventilation holes somewhere in the cube.In this instructable we will show you how to build an ambient lamp. The lamp can be made in one or two evenin...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:41:01 PST
Doctor Who Time Crack in the Universe Wall Light
Doctor Who Time Crack in the Universe Wall Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad If building a TARDIS is too intimidating for you, how about the next best thing, having a crack in time and space appear in your own room? This instructable will show you how to make a reasonable facsimile without unleashing the powerful forces contained within. Ok, that could only happen if you kne...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:31:44 PST
Multi Direction Magnetic Sign Lamp
Multi Direction Magnetic Sign Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> gracegotlost [Problem]1. If the bathroom sign is hang on the door and the door is open, I don't know which direction it points. Sometimes I can't even see the sign from certain angles. 2. I'm having a hard time recognizing some 2D signs which share the same meaning but look differently. 3. There are also directi...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:11:35 PDT
DIY Lighting and Lamps Koji Crill This is a collection of do-it-yourself lights, lamps, and LED projects. There is something for everyone. Brighten up your space with these fun and easy projects. Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp Put your favorite bands on display with this DIY lamp. Recycled CDs Lamp Maybe in 20 years we will...
By: Koji Crill

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:59:59 PDT
LED Chemistry Lamp
LED Chemistry Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> milesnsg I decided to make this lamp after being unable to find any affordable alternatives available to buy. The Mathmos Air Switch Lamp is no longer available, and was expensive, and all other boutique options were insanely overpriced - some were £300! It is a lot of money to spend on a lamp.So I decided t...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:25:30 PDT
Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp
Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Koji Crill Let's kick this thing off with a couple preliminary questions. Do you have eyes? Do you like awesome things?If you've answered yes to more than none of these questions than I've got the perfect project for you!I'm going to show you how to make a remote controlled lamp out of transparent flyers fr...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:28 PDT
LED Ambient Lamp
LED Ambient Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Shadeseeker238 Hello and welcome to my very first instruction (with hopefully more coming in the future).I want to present a little project I created as a birthday present, done in about a day and despite the design being quite simple pretty impressive when accomplished. Step 1: Tools & Materials These are just...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:21:47 PDT
Take 80's halogen in the next (led) century
Take 80's halogen in the next (led) century - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge In the 80's it was the fashionable ideal, spotlights everywhere that resemble an art gallery. It could not be bright enough! But times change and now most of us change to economical LED lights, and perhaps a bit more dimmed atmosphere. So I pulled down the 80's spotlights from the ceiling and rebui...
By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:18:23 PDT
what can you do with empty perfume bottle!!?
what can you do with empty perfume bottle!!? - More DIY How To Projects]]> mahsamah wash the bottle.Throw away the head of it.Connect 2 little battery with about 2 or 3 LED lamps by wire.Push LEDs into bottle and stick batteries out of it.Use some LEDs which light up the bottle much more.I used red LEDs.
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:49:00 PDT
Nightvale's Glow Cloud
Nightvale's Glow Cloud - More DIY How To Projects]]> MsSweetSatisfaction Any other "Welcome to Nightvale" fans? Well when I heard it a while back I always had a dream of having a Glow Cloud Lamp, all hail. When I discovered an Ikea paper lantern at Goodwill and discovered an LED color changing light bulb on amazon I knew now was the time. I even bought a bunch of tiny...
By: MsSweetSatisfaction

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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:16:10 PDT
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> goldlego This is a terrific lamp that will surely compliment any room. This awesome lamp can change color with the aid of its remote control. Also the remote can adjust its brightness. The style can be customized with 3 different included designs or you can create your own design! Not only does it look great...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:18:52 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Max Zorn tape art lampshade
Max Zorn tape art lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dave A I made an Instructable earlier about the art of Max Zorn, a Dutch street artist and how I use his work as an inspiration in the art classes I teach in middle school. I used that technique for a lampshade which I think is worth sharing with you. That's what this Instructable is about. Materials and...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:27:29 PDT
Windowed paper cube lamp
Windowed paper cube lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput I was folding modules for a bracelet like this one: candy wrapper bracelet .First I was trying to make really small pieces to turn into a bracelet (still working on that by the way), but then I realised that with changed sizes I could make an open square. Those squares also make great earrings and p...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:07:01 PDT
DIY Weave Pendant Lamp (Go Green)
DIY Weave Pendant Lamp (Go Green) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Passion Make Learning the art of lamp making is fun. The rays of light it gives and experimenting on different kinds of shades is awesome. I have just started venturing into the field of lamps. This is a pendant lamp made out of paper. Instead of throwing old news paper away you can just weave them to lamp shade...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:07:13 PDT
Steampunk Copper Lamp with Rock Base
Steampunk Copper Lamp with Rock Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> jonnyutah981 This is a fun lamp and starts some great conversations. It is unique especially since it has a rock as its base. It requires a little effort and a lot of creativity. Rock for the baseDremel and diamond tipped pieces to shave the rockCopper pipe and couplings - I used 1/2 inch pipesocket holder for l...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:13:03 PDT
Disc Lamp
Disc Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> softconcrete The lamp is made of multiple acrylic rings and a block of jelutong wood at it's base. The making of lamp requires few skills but a laser cutter is required to cut the acrylic discs. Tools:Laser cutter wet and dry paper and sand paper soldering iron A drill A saw Laser Cutting: The Shade The rin...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:14:15 PDT
Wax on Ice lamp
Wax on Ice lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dswaim This project is one in a line of projects exploring impermanence in design. This project in particular explores chaotic, one of a kind form making through barrier free molding. The final form in this instructable was my first attempt, but many iterations could easily be made by reusing the same mate...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:06:59 PDT
bubble light
bubble light - More DIY How To Projects]]> gruban things we need: 1.air pump 3.battery 4.battery holder 5.plastic container 6.water with liquid soap cap first make two holes on the cap,place the light in it and make a hole at center for the bubble to come out  connection now connect the light in series connection   cont...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:56:04 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy!
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 For under ten dollars I made this very stylish but simple color changing light fixture. It was soooo easy to make and the result is a great eye catcher! Gather Materials Ok so to start this project off we need:-A white Chinese paper lantern (dollar store or I bought a 12" one off eBay for $1.25...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple)
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Emergency Office Flashlight Lampshade bloomautomatic Had a power outage at work this morning. Used my LED Mag-Lite, a styrofoam cup and some tape to make a quick lampshade.  The tape kept the cup held up, the cup diffused the light nicely throughout the room.  I was very pleased with the results!
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:25:14 PDT
Sparkly origami LED cubes
Sparkly origami LED cubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput I've been working on the idea of these cubes for a while. First I was trying to make it into a pendant, but I couldn't work away  the battery. I wanted to put the battery inside, but when you put something inside an object you're going to light from the inside, you can see the battery from the outsi...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:27:15 PDT
Desk lamp, Mushrooms TheFullMetalAlchemist It's been awhile since I've been able to make something for myself. Recycled motorcycle parts, hand fabricated acrylic, LEDs. The main assembly is a rocker cover from a Honda Spada with a cut down crankshaft, also from the Spada. Welded to the crank are the...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 01:21:49 PDT
DIY | 12v Large LED Cabin Light M.Hawse $42 DIY | 12V LED Cabin Light (with wall-washer style night light) 12" Wide x 36" Long x 2 3/4" tall | 72 Watts @ 100% | I use a PWM Dimmer for a power range of 3W to 71W for use in Houseboats, RVs, Garages, Laundry Rooms, Workshops, Artist's Drawing Areas One of these is installed above each of th...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:45:55 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project. You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT
Spring Time Flower Mood Lamp Featuring Color Changing LED Tea Light Peoples-Exchange This is a very simple mood light to celebrate the beginning of Spring! They can be made for  ~$1.50ea and takes only a few minutes to assemble.  It has an 80hr battery life, 7 colors and 2x CR2032 batteries.  Bill of Materials:  1. Hot Glue Gun w/ Hot Glue 2. 3D Printed Lamp Body (Available for fr...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 19:55:51 PDT
Electric Lantern
Electric Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> GhoustDoggy Recycle old stuff and make new stuff is a  skill that every builder must   know, I recycled this old gas latern and made this completely operational elcetric lamp. It's not hard to make this you just need basic electrical skill and some parts. Paint You can paint It however you want I chose bla...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 02:04:25 PDT
Old School LED CD Lamp SHS_PnE Materials: 5 LEDs PVC 4 CDs USB Cable 5 Resistors Wire Electrical Tape Duck Tape Procedures: Drill 5 holes into a CD (large enough for an LED to fit in each) Connect the LEDs in a parallel circuit. Put LEDs in the drilled holes. Run the USB wire through the PVC and attach to the parallel circuit. H...

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:30:24 PDT
Cute little desklamp made from scrap Fullmetal, Steampunk Falkenberg Hi there, So here´s another little fullmetal lamp i´ve made from scrap. -The stand is an old heater valve handle - the tube is an leftover piece of copper tube from an cargas system wich i bend in this position, it´s brazed to the stand an an old wheelnut of an vintage mini cooper wich is is braze...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:53:18 PDT
The wire-less Ikea LEDstrip : gruesome green hack
The wire-less Ikea LEDstrip : gruesome green hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> raalst   I have to get up while it is still dark and I do not want to wake my wife too much. On the other hand I would like to be able to know what I'm wearing by other means than the laughter of co-workers. So I needed a LED strip in my closet. Ikea sells a nice one, called "Komplement". I got one of th...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:09:26 PST
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> kukubee Hello everyone! I want to show you how I converted some daily used objects into a stylish array of four LED lamps that can be used anywhere in the house. I made them for the kitchen table, and they look so good that I will make another set for my desk. These are not capable to replace your standar...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:37:28 PST
LED light strip in wood housing
LED light strip in wood housing - More DIY How To Projects]]> acosand I have a desk with a shelf above it, so I made a light strip I could put on the bottom of the shelf to light my desk area.  I had some LEDs sitting around, but no simple way to make a circuit board for them, so I make a wooden housing to hold the LEDs and make a simple lighting strip.  I made it at ...
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Sat, 12 May 2012 21:44:58 PDT
Thomas LEDison
Thomas LEDison - More DIY How To Projects]]> gambiologia This is a nice and easy to make decorative lamp. A burnt E40 light bulb, a small LED circuit that works in AC 110 ~ 220V, a cork and some wire. It´s also cheap and the LED will last at least 100.000 hours. A normal light bulb lasts for 1000 hours. When this bulb dies, probably there will be no more ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:46:08 PST
Fancy up an Ikea desk light janern So, first of all, this is my first publication on this wonderful website. It's not a step by step thing, because i didn't take pictures along the way ( i made it some time ago). I made an old Ikea lamp look a lot cooler, in my humble opinion, by using parts from a newer ikea lamp, the Jansjö work l...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:49:15 PST
Paper Cube Night Light colorex A paper cube night light.
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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:04:55 PDT
How to make LED Starry Sky
How to make LED Starry Sky - More DIY How To Projects]]> igisha Starry sky is a sight that leaves no one indifferent. With a little patience and the will, you can make the LED starry sky that will make your space extraordinary. This is the plan for the simplest and cheapest LED starry sky that looks attractive and professionally done. For copies of the consu...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:03:37 PDT
Lovely hanging lanterns
Lovely hanging lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lissastrata The inspiration for this project comes from when the kids needed light up in their tree fort.  I thought about some hanging lanterns up in the tree, but it needed to be safe.  Flickering LED lights to the rescue!   This version of the lantern is more indoorsy.  The good news is that one forage thr...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:30:03 PDT
Book Light Reading Light
Book Light Reading Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Grathio Friends have regularly recommended books as being particularly illuminating, but I admit that after opening them I was as in the dark as ever. Since I’m not one to let a good metaphor go unmolested (and because design schools seem to constantly create designers who’s job it is to make ugly lamps) I ...
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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 15:07:53 PDT