Wednesday, May 13, 2009

#17...birds of light

O AT HOME Fall 2004

Metropolitan Home
April 2009

I fell in love at first sight with this winged bird light by German designer Ingo Maurer. It's whimsical and offbeat...totally my style. My husband Tyler, (who normally does not like this style,) took a look at the photos of the fixture, got inspired and decided that he wanted to attempt to recreate it.

Using a light fixture similar to the KRYSSBO from Ikea, some pliers, and a dozen wings that we dismembered from white doves sold in a local craft store's wedding section, he had fun bending the wires and positioning the wings. While I know that ours is not quite the quality of the original, it cost less than $100, allowing us to be able to afford to keep the light on!

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