While this project is a bit of a stretch for the "Creative Re-Usage" heading, it's too fun not to include: The Upside Down ceiling fan is a 1:6 scale model—with working props, obviously—of a Hughes MD 500 helicopter, a 1970s civilian version of a military spotter 'copter.
Produced by Milan-based industrial designer Raffaele Iannello (remember his dark take on knife racks?), the Upside Down is made from fiberglass and aluminum, with carbon-fiber blades that rotate at three speed settings, controlled by the user via remote control. Perfect for circulating the air in your living room while you watch Blue Thunder and old episodes of "Airwolf."
"You can save a bunch on utilities"