Like it or not, recycling in Portland is a big deal: we recycle glass, cardboard, plastic, and even PGE Park, which will be transformed from a place for watching pitches to a place with a pitch that people will actually watch...if they can see through all the smoke and flags. For old school lighting recycled from found objects: Mark Counts' Retrolumia.
From a "library technician" (sexy!) who's done everything from art cars, to rock posters, to tattoo design, Retro's a series of elegantly spooky steampunk lamps fit for Jules Verne's study, built from household appliances "by adding and/or subtracting bits and pieces until [they] function as intended", also what the Blazers' surgical staff has been doing all season. Light-givers of note include:
The Electro Dome: Three dim-able tubular lights with coiled glowing filaments, set on an intricately carved base, surrounded by vacuum tubes, and enclosed in a glass dome, but not an Ira Glass dome, where two men enter, and one man tells a boring story.
The Gloom Dispenser: A tabletop mood light built from an altered pseudo-antique wall lamp, featuring two bulbs that sweep up toward a central column, with a base made of gunmetal and smoked chrome, also what Snoop Dodge did all day today.
The Flame Chamber: A gently glowing flame-shaped bulb rests beneath a bulbous amber-colored dome, which in turn rests on spherical feet attached to an ornate resin base, so it seems Snoop used this one too.
While Counts' Lumina're the most functional of his works, Mark's also got a staggering array of retro-futuristic and Victorian-style ray guns, including the mod-ed Nerf gun Golden Nautilus, named after a submarine which, at 20,000, has been in like three more leagues than the Timbers.