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Published on November 21st, 2013 | by Eli


NOT another Blanda Blank lamp!


- NOT lamp
- BLANDA Blank salad bowl
- FIXA hole-cutting thingy

Description: This hack is pretty self-explanatory. I have one of the old silver NOT lamps, and after many years the polypropylene shade has become a bit scratched and icky. So I replaced it with the 28cm/11″ stainless steel Blanda salad bowl. I drilled a circle of holes in the bottom and used the FIXA as a punch. I think the curve of the bowl merges perfectly with the NOT.

Utby. Now available in White!
TV fits in Besta

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5 Responses to NOT another Blanda Blank lamp!

  1. Tony says:

    Er, off-beam economics at play here…..Blanda bowl = £5 plus Fixa hole cutter = £4.50 = £9.50. But new NOT uplighter = £5.25…So spend £4.25 extra plus your time to bodge-up a repair. I think ‘NOT’, if you pardon the pun.

  2. ike says:

    i tried this, and the fixa circle cutter made a hole that was 3 or 4 mm too small to fit over the socket. i don’t know if this is because the north american socket is bigger, or if the standard faucet hole is maybe a little smaller?

    it’s not too hard to enlarge the hole with a dremel or a manual file (since the neck of the stand covers it all anyways. even including the inventory tag that’s otherwise hard to remove), but is there a simpler and more elegant way to make it fit?

  3. Nadia says:

    Looks great, but what about light passing through? I guess this metal bowl will darken the whole thing pretty much… I would add drilled wholes for more transparency and crazy look :)

    • M. Hertz says:

      The NOT-lamp is an uplight designed to reflect the most of light off the ceiling, so exchanging the shade for a metal one will not darken it.

  4. Well done and a very good idea to repair something instead of just tossing it out and replacing it by something new!

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