You know how it is; you go to Ikea for a $10 frame, you come out with a couple hundred dollars' worth of home decor impulse buys.
No remorse this time, though, 'cuz lookie what I got!
That's no moon...
My office has had two plain paper globe lights for years, so as soon as I saw the new Death Star light (aka the Ikea PS 2014) in person I knew it was time for an upgrade.
Here they are during the day:
And now at night!
The lights have colorful brackets inside, and come in either orange or a minty teal. Naturally, I got one of each. :) At night the colors REALLY show, casting warm orange and cool blue shadows, respectively:
Ah, but we haven't gotten to the best part of these lights: THEY'RE ALSO TRANSFORMERS!
Now witness the power of this fully armed and functioning pendant light!
This way I can crank open the globes to let out more light:
That's less than half-way open, taken at night.
And how's this for cute: the pulls are mini replicas of the globes!
You can also tuck the draw strings up into the light; there are two little cradles at the base to hold the pulls. It's a real pain to reach, but a nice option for that extra streamlined look.
I don't like the look so much when the lights are open all the way, but here's how that looks, during the day:
(Are you getting dizzy with all this switching from day to night shots? Ha!)
These still shed less light than my old paper globes, since the thick plastic shields block the light instead of diffusing it, but I think it's a fair trade to get something that looks this nifty.
And one final day shot:
(Everyone has an old shipping box on their desk for the cat, right? Maybe I should build a frame around it, so Lily fits in with the rest of the art. ;))
Now I'm off to finish some new projects in the garage. Toodles!