Published on July 23rd, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker


The light feast #1

I’ll be posting a series of lighting and lamp hacks today and the next two days. Here are the first few.

A movable pendant light

A hacker who prefers to be anonymous sends me this fantastic movable pendant lamp.

“We have transformed a cheap ceiling lamp (Melodi) into a work lamp. We only needed a longer cable and a curtain rail.”

Salad bowl lamp
Roberto combines a Janauri lamp and Blanda salad bowl for a cool looking shade.

To drill a hole in the Blanda salad bowl, Roberto recommends using the same tools proposed for the Boholmen: the FIXA 2-piece tool set which is sold separately.

See more of Roberto’s salad bowl lamp.

PosteRazor lamp shade
Leslie hacked an Ikea paper floor lamp. It’s the Skyar, I think, but it is no longer available on Ikea’s site. You could do a similar thing with the Horup.

Leslie tells me, “We recently hacked an Ikea lamp. Taking a picture of our beloved Astroboy, we used PosteRazor to enlarge and print it on sheets of backlit film for inkjet printers (from Folex), then attached the sheets to the lamp frame using photoclips and some nylon thread (easy but fiddly).”

See previous lighting hacks.

More hacks on
The light feast #1
The light feast #2

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Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to The light feast #1

  1. marie says:

    What are “photoclips” exactly? I searched on google but didn’t come up with anything. I’d love to try this.
    I have a floor lamp with a paper shade that needs some real help.

  2. I have found various amazing, outstanding lighting on your blog & now I am expecting more & more from you !!

  3. i want that cowbox.

  4. Ernie says:

    Great lampshade idea. Another option for making posters from multiple standard sheets of paper is You don’t have to install any software, just upload your picture to the site, then you download and print the resulting PDF.

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