Energy & Sustainability Furniture & Lighting
Orange traffic cone lamp

Laura Haaker’s Cone Light is another gem from Inhabitat’s second annual Spring Greening creative reuse contest, although I have to say, for the record, that those are way smaller than any actual traffic cone I’ve ever seen, and are far, far too clean to have ever seen any real use on a street. I’m pretty sure reusing real traffic cones would result in a lamp that was both way too big and way, way too beat-up / nasty-looking to make acceptable furniture. Still, clever idea, and a straightforward re-make.

Spherical stay tab lampshade


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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