La Vie en Pink

January 10, 2014 — 4 Comments

A friend offered me a box of miniature pink light bulbs last month. There’s no way I could refuse a box of cute pink bulbs! Oh so pretty!!!

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At the time I believed I’d come up with a dare I say it bright idea. Something fun, functional, and maybe even beautiful to make with them. It was around the holidays and I’m sure tooling around sites like Fab.com and Ron Gilad for gift ideas played some part in my DIY delusions. And Pinterest, too, where I found the coolest posts of light bulb creations.

Like this: Myeongbeom Kim, Edison, 15″ X 15″ X 30″, branch, goldfish, glass, steel

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…and these two sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Shaheen

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And this interactive sculpture, CLOUD, made from 6000 lightbulbs by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garret. Watch here vimeo.com/49748983

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And this one posted on http://clarapixie.tumblr.com is really sweet.

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And this little moss necklace…

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I think this one’s my favorite discovery. The Geodesic Terrarium by Score + Solder Light Bulb Terrarium Magic Mushroom …

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Alas, after all this, I couldn’t come up with a plan for the pink light bulbs. Seems a shame to close the lid and put the box away. But I don’t really like to leave useful things laying around. Do unused light bulbs have an expiration date? I’m sure they do. Everything does. For shits and giggles, as my friend often says, according to The Guiness Book of World Records, the world’s longest lasting light bulb is the 110 year old Centennial Light located at 4550 East Avenue in Livermore, California, maintained by The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

Anyhow, I’m hoping something comes to me soon. Better yet. I know one of you out there has an idea for them. For me. Share please if you do. I guess until then, peace out, lights out.

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4 responses to La Vie en Pink

  1. 

    weeeell.. you could get a decent sized heart shape going. what to put inside? no big ideas yet. a picture of a llama? your fave pic of the planet earth, as a neo-retro-adamance-kitsch shrine to Saving Our Sh*t? hmmmm

  2. 

    you can make a hanging light bulb chandelier!

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