Young British Designer Thomas Stanley has come up with the ultimate upcycled dorm room accessory: "Lightin," a beer can reimagined as a desk lamp that casts a warm, intoxicating glow from its underside.
Ok, so there's a little more to it than that:"Lightin" is an eco-friendly desk lamp, which houses a bulb capable of lasting 50,000 hours or the equivalent of 20+ halogen bulbs. It is made largely from recycled/re-used materials, a re-used aluminium drinks tin being the focal point and the housing for an LED spotlight bulb, which if left on permanently would last an incredible 5.7 years. Extra emphasis is given to the drinks tin with a subtle, elegant wire bent frame supporting it.
It's not a revolutionary design—though I appreciate Stanley's überminimal approach—and it's not going to save the world, but it's Friday and I think we could all stand to get our hands on a nice, refreshing... lamp.