These Lamps Made From REAL Bread Are Too Cute
Try your best not to eat it, okay?
The quarantine has brought out the¬†interior decorators in all of us, some have invested in different home appliances, furniture, kitchen appliances, and even dinnerware to make our home life more pleasant. If you¬†love quirky, cutesy appliances, then you need to check¬†out these super cute¬†Pampshades by Japanese artist Yukiko Morita.
Morita used to work in a bakery and¬†fell in love with the simplicity of bread, but was also disheartened with the amount of bread discarded on a daily basis. She collects unwanted loaves and upcycles them into lampshades or what she wittingly named Pampshades: pan (bread) + lampshade = Pampshade.
The Pampshade comes in eight different designs with price tags ranging from ¬•5,445 to¬†¬•15,400 (P2,504 to P7,082).¬†You may choose from the¬†Coupe, Croissant, Champignon, Toasted Bread, Baguette, Batard (a shorter and wider version of baguette), Boule, and Petit Boule (smaller version of the boule) lamps. All of the Pampshades have a rustic vibe to it and the light they use is a warm yellow, which is perfect if you don't want harsh fluorescent lights¬†in your room.¬†
There are a lot of options to choose from, but Morita also accepts custom orders! You can request something more personal¬†to¬†immortalize as lampshades-perhaps your favorite Pinoy bread like pandesal, kalihim, or monay. You can even request a design that's perfect for shop displays.¬†
Morita's love story with bread led to her super cute Pampshade creations,¬†although not all of her creations are upcycled bread. She aims to further increase this practice of "rescuing bread" as a form of art which is why she also sells Nakami¬†(contents). Nakami refers to snacks made with bread. It comes in two flavors: Pistachio and Parmesan Cheese and Black Pepper.
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