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10 Do-It-Yourself Design Projects That are Less Crafty, More Cool

These self-assembled design pieces offer the gratification of a hard day's labor, only with sleeker results and all in a few easy steps.

June 13, 2011

To create its customizable Pinha lamp, the London studio Raw-Edges took advantage of cork's unique properties. As an insulator with low heat conductivity, it's safe to wrap around virtually any bare lightbulb without the risk of burning the whole house down. And the fact that it makes a great pincushion gave the duo the idea for its shape: Four tiers provide the perfect platforms for tacking on a shade of your choosing, from graph paper to vintage maps.
Pinha lamp by Raw-Edges for Materia, price available upon request; raw-edges.com

Photo Courtesy: Raw-Edges
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