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Project by cfarias posted 08-05-2014 10:06 PM 1966 views 34 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few days ago I saw the movie “HER” and in one scene I saw a structure that caught my attention, I returned to the scene and saw in detail the structure and it occurred to me that could make a lamp with this idea.

My first intention was to line the inside of the structure with parchment paper and place a focus on the central part, but when you saw the evidence that the struture was losing its charm somewhat; so I decided to use LEDs in the base and thus to illuminate the structure from below getting a more dramatic effect.

Today, this lamp is on my nightstand and I enjoy every day.

-- Carlos Farías, Taller de Carpinteria, Querétaro, México.





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Henry Mowry

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#1 posted 08-06-2014 12:23 AM

Lovely! Is there a filter over the LEDs? Is there anything on the top layer of the lamp to reflect/absorb the light, or does it go straight to the ceiling?

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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hotncold

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 01:14 AM

Wow! That’s really eye catching! Very nice work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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Sk1pp3r

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#3 posted 08-06-2014 02:30 AM

Very nice! I love it, might have to make one of these.

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spclPatrolGroup

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#4 posted 08-06-2014 02:47 AM

That’s pretty cool.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."

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John

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#5 posted 08-06-2014 02:58 AM

Very modern. Eye catching and impressive. Great job!

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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cfarias

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#6 posted 08-06-2014 05:01 AM



Lovely! Is there a filter over the LEDs? Is there anything on the top layer of the lamp to reflect/absorb the light, or does it go straight to the ceiling?

- Henry Mowry


Hi Henry, so is there anything above the LEDs, is a sanded glass; at first I thought about leaving the LEDs exposed as projected very striking shadows on the ceiling (think 48 leds and the shadows they cast), but the light was very strong, so when testing sanded glass just above the LEDs, I like the effect, brightening the lamp and ceiling.

Also connect half the leds to a switch and the other half to another, so I have two intensities of light.

-- Carlos Farías, Taller de Carpinteria, Querétaro, México.

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muesli

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#7 posted 08-06-2014 08:54 AM

Really a great design! I would like to see those shadows by 48 LEDs on the ceiling.

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Billy E

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#8 posted 08-06-2014 01:35 PM

Really interesting design for a lamp. Never would have thunk that up.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#9 posted 08-06-2014 02:14 PM

This is a very creative design. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#10 posted 08-06-2014 03:19 PM

Exiting and novel idear. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#11 posted 08-06-2014 03:48 PM

a very beautiful piece!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 06:59 PM

that is a really cool design, I love it and welcome to LJ’s I’m sure you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Strangar

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#13 posted 08-06-2014 07:56 PM

Nice great design. Welcome to LJ.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#14 posted 08-06-2014 09:44 PM

Very Cool!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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cfarias

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#15 posted 08-07-2014 07:06 PM



Really a great design! I would like to see those shadows by 48 LEDs on the ceiling.

- muesli


Hello, on this link I share the full album of lamp, in the last pictures you can see the effect of the LEDs without the frosted glass.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.743632439012173.1073741828.719558754752875&type=3&uploaded=42

-- Carlos Farías, Taller de Carpinteria, Querétaro, México.

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