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A Chandelier From Your Recycling Bin

Lonny, our favorite online home magazine, just put up its April/May issue, and it’s chock-full of fun stuff, from editor-in-chief Michelle Adams’s apartment (she has ostrich wallpaper!) to a chic soup recipe from Katie Lee. We’re especially keen to try the instructions Erica Domesek of P.S. – I Made This … shared for creating a modern chandelier out of discarded water bottles (she created a few other eco-friendly DIY projects to promote Dasani‘s new PlantBottle, too). We think we’ll make one to glam up our bathroom. Keep reading »

What Are Pajaki? And How Do You Get Your Hands On One?

The Polish word “pajaki” literally translates to “spiders of straw” in English, but the paper chandeliers made through this art form are so much prettier than the name would suggest. The town of Lowicz, which is 90 miles outside Warsaw, and surrounding villages are known for their colorful folk art, but, lately, the pajaki, which are also called mobiles, are generating some buzz on the internet. The delicate paper chandeliers are handmade by girls and women to decorate the home in bright colors of pink, orange, yellow, blue, and purple. These colorful mobiles, along with flower paintings and paper cut-outs, probably provided a much needed respite from the dreary Polish winters. Sometimes, all you need is a bright and colorful greeting to make you forget Jack Frost at your back. Fortunately, you don’t have to go all the way to Poland to get your hands on a pajaki. The Polish Art Center has several examples of traditional pajaki created by the older, less modern generation. Or you can try your hand at making one yourself, like this one by Wren Handmade. And if you’re in the NYC area, I hear designer Lena Corwin sells her versions for $35 to $65 at the Brooklyn Flea Design Co-Op] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: A Chandelier That’ll Turn You On

This chandelier, created for a California-based design company, features four tiers of silver chrome plastic vibrators hung from a powder-coated black metal frame. No word on whether the vibes are in working condition. [Trendhunter] Keep reading »

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