I spend a lot of time looking around the interwebs, and I can get jaded. Sometime it seems like there is nothing new, we are just rehashing the same old, same old. When I come across something like these lamps my faith is restored. There really are people all over the world making awesome art everyday.
By day they are pretty cool, but at night they become jaw-droopingly beautiful.
These are hollow gourds from Senegal, hand carved by an artist in Poland, who goes by Calabarte.
They are all so beautiful they make my heart sing.
These are for sale, you have to contact the artist directly. Most of the lamps are geometric, but he does make a few carved globes.
All photos from Calabarte’s flikr
contact him on facebook