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Domestic Construction {lighting}

I’m so excited to share some rather unique lighting with you this morning from Domestic Construction in Brooklyn who just launched their new store on Etsy yesterday! It’s fully stocked with dozens of darling upside down tea and coffee cup pendants so go ahead, have a spot{light} of tea.


These are so sweet, they have that northern European feel going on where designers there love to be cheeky and play with traditional objects so that they are suddenly modern and fun. Of course recycling is hugely popular now so these vintage cups may not have made it off the shelves at the local Goodwill but when recreated into lighting they suddenly are very appealing and fresh. They just so happen to have another perk, they are affordable and unique making them a great find at $58 each.

(images from domestic construction)

Posted by decor8 in etsy, lighting on June 18, 2008

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  1. Sweet P commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 1:36pm

    I found your blog from the Boston Globe Sunday magazine. You have a great site. I love these coffee/tea lights. I am a quilter and I call my studio Coffee Time Quilt Studio and my home blog is Coffee Time At Home. Yup, I like coffee. One of these lights would look adorable over my kitchen sink. Thanks so much for sharing the site. I’m off to convince DH I absolutely need one of these lights.

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  2. Angelica commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 2:06pm

    this is a great idea!

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  3. LINDSAY commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 3:27pm

    Genius Idea! And kudos to those folks for recycling.

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  4. Diana commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 6:41pm

    What a sweet idea! These lights make me long to live in a historic home instead of a mid-century one! (Though I do love my house) :-)

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  5. Patrizia commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 8:05pm

    Those are adorable! Great find!

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  6. Sarah and Jack commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 9:20pm

    Aren’t those cute?
    My husband has made me a tea cup chandelier and a tea cup lamp, and I love them both, but we never would have thought of this!

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  7. pamela michelle commented
    June 18th, 2008 at 9:57pm

    Darling is right! Those are simply adorable!

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  8. Natch commented
    June 19th, 2008 at 3:55am

    I saw these at Renegade and fell so in love. Wish I could justify a purchase!

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  9. cake. commented
    June 19th, 2008 at 4:37pm

    oh i met these ladies at shop SCAD a few months ago and they were super sweet. glad to see that these lights are finally for sale!

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  10. Piou commented
    June 20th, 2008 at 10:14am

    Wahooouuu ! I want to buy that !

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  11. dailydesignspot commented
    June 22nd, 2008 at 2:35pm

    hey.. i saw a grouping of lamps just like this at shop scad (in savannah) same people/person?
    i did a little post about them a while ago..
    dailydesignspot.com

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