To most of us, broken tree branches are a pretty useless find. Unless, of course, you’ve made a habit out of hunting for your own firewood. But to designer Meghan Finkel, they are the most important component of her snazzy-looking eco-friendly lamps.
Since 2004, Finkel has gone out after big storms searching for broken tree branches near beaches and rivers. After stripping the bark and sanding the wood, she slaps on a layer of oil-based paint for a little flare. Finkel then tops it off with a lightbulb and lampshade, and voila: a branch lamp is born. These are a really great way to bring a touch of the outdoors into your home, and of course, keep it lit.
Finkel’s designs are available online, and for those of us lucky enough to live in the Big Apple, at the TOUCH Concept Store in Rivington Design House at 129 Rivington Street, as well.
[via Tree Hugger]