Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pin Lamp: PIMP

Besides throwing heavy balls from a great distance at it, the probably second best thing you can do with a bowling pin is make a lamp out of it. My latest lamp is called "Pimp" (PIn + laMP = PIMP).

I know that it is a very obvious thing to do, but sometimes, it just is really nice to do the most obvious. It also brought me one step closer in my eternal quest for "Is-there-anything-sensible-you-can-get-out-of-an-energy-saving-bulb-?"
For people in the audience that still think it is not good enough for my standards, then I can comfort you with that this "let-me-do-this-it-only-takes-2-seconds" project turned out to be a rather epic journey along un-drillable wood, multi layered armored plastic pin wrapping, finding a bulb that fits that shape and blood sweat and tears....

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Roller-Lamp

There is something with roller-skate wheels that is very hard to beat; they run smoothly, feel heavy, are solid, are tough, carry cool text messages, are indestructible...
The tin can matches the size of the the energy saving spot light inside precisely

The chase for how-to-get-anything-sensible-out-of-energy-saving-bulbs continues...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Greenhouse

Hooray! My greenhouse is finished. It allows us to lengthen a late-summer dinner with several hours!

I got all front windows from a friend that replaced his own. The windows are 80 years old and in perfect condition (just some new putty around the edges and paint). My neighbour found the windows on the side. He found them in the inner city of Copenhagen next to an appartment block that is renovated (ooooold windows, my best guess is 1890). The doors are made from scratch. 
I like old glass, it deforms the things you see through it. According to my father in law, a light architect, the colour of the light is much better than modern double windows, so I think so too...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lucerna non alcoholico

I've had this plan for years, actually, since the first time I drunk Crodino ("aperitivo non alcoholico"). Extremely cute bottles deserve better than being thrown away. So finally, I turned 4 cuties into bitter-sweet lightning.

The stand is made of 2 layers of thick multiplex glued together


Greenhouse furniture

Made of 3 old doors and a handfull of skrews; my new greenhouse furniture

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Steaming Grill Starter Head

Insecure Outlet


Biting nails

20 Round Things


During a walk to the local icecream cafe, my kids found 20 circular things. 
We also saw a lizard but it wasn't round, so that didn't count.

Monday, May 9, 2011

POP POP THIS!


Having the time of my life with my brand new "Pop Pop Boat" (another good reason to go to Berlin). I'll promise I'll buy an iPhone as soon as it can do this:


Check out the video below to see what it looks like without the cover (and I'll promise you, an iPhone without the cover is only half as fun at the most)


How it works:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_pop_boat

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tip of the Week: Nail

Do you also have those unused nails in your wall? Now take an example of what the guys above figured out! Get busy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

HeadLight

It has been a while since I created a lamp, so here it is: Made of an old Volkswagen Beatle headlight, a halogen bulb that can be dimmed and some lovely red wire. The black rubber is a bicycle hose.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

ROBOX HAS LANDED

Robox has landed on planet earth! (And with such lightning speed that, on this picture, his head is upside down ;-) 


Read more about Robox

Monday, January 24, 2011

Time 's Ticking

An alarm-clock I made for a friend that has trouble getting out of bed.

How to:
  • Take an old alarm clock apart, only keep the display, print board and power supply.
  • Make a heat proof casing for the power supply.
  • Extend the wiring from the print board to the power supply.
  • The cardboard tubes get an authentic look if you simply put them outside in rainy weather. I took old (used) fireworks that have been laying in water for several weeks. Obviously, make sure that any gun powder is removed.
  • Add some more wires to increase the authentic look
  • Tuck the power supply underneath the cardboard tubes
  • Surprise a friend on his birthday

DONE!