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The Daily Lamp – It’s Only A Paper Moon!

Really now, all you need is an element, some paper, and a clip.  What happens then is called It’s Only A Paper Moon from London-based designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka.  Like so:

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For the ultra-low-materialists out there, It’s Only A Paper Moon is pretty much nothing but a chunk of paper, a clamp base with a lead, and light source.  And, in case you were wondering, yes you can use your own paper:

The lamp simply consists of only three elements, a wooden peg, a piece of paper and a light bulb. A fan shaped paper can be rolled up to be clipped by the large peg to wrap around the bulb. Any type of paper, different colors, shapes, can be used for showing distinct appearances with different lighting effects. The lamp is carefully designed in order to balance the weight.

For all of you Saturday readers out there, here’s another version on the paper lamp from Kazuhiro, a paper tube with an LED inside, attached to the inside.  Clever?  Simple, that’s for sure!

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Thanks, DesignBoom!

The Daily Lamp – Paul Loebach’s Shanty Lamp

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A late night release of today’s Daily Lamp — today’s selection is a really ridiculously simple lamp from Paul Loebach called Shanty Lamp — and as Paul says, Shanty Lamp is “a small triangular-shaped wood lamp in yellow pine, reminiscent of a small wooden fort.”  Nothing fancy about that, right?

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Shanty Lamp runs about $89 bucks, and needs a 5W lamp.  I’m assuming LED or really low power what-have-you.  Paul designed this lamp for Areaware in NYC.

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