Courtesy of Inhabitant, here’s a wonderfully fun little lamp made from found folding rulers. These folding rulers were once part of every carpenter’s tool kit. I have a few because I love small hand sized vintage tools. I clean them up, right down to polishing the brass fittings. The folds in the rulers allow the light that shines through to cast lively shadows, creating a beautiful patterns on the surfaces the lamp illuminates. This lamp has an international pedigree, it was made by Sicilian artist Archangelo Favata with rulers he found on the streets of Turin, Italy.
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, as the writer of the original blog post refers to these rulers as “rubbish”. I disagree. These are craftsmen’s tools, once a necessary component of a successful project. Remember: Measure twice, cut once, and last one out the door please turn off the lights.