From a self-taught, Boulder-based 3D animator who can light up a room even with his terrible personality (jk, he's OK), Afterglow Studio repurposes antiques sourced from Ft Collins junkyards, local thrifts, and eBay. Like the soft touch of that sex robot from Weird Science, his lighting fixtures are both industrial and playful, with highlights like:
Glassket: He'll recreate the beauty pictured here by stuffing a shipping crate, bucket, or footlocker with bottles that he'll illuminate from underneath via a special blue light, so expect Walmart bargain hunters to start poking around your living room.
Bender: Though buying a robot that drinks a ton of beer and makes hilarious quips is still out of reach, this thing is almost as impressive, and is made from a former electric rectifier with five dimmers controlling 45+ bulbs.
Centrifuse: This particularly steampunky piece is made from a milkfat measuring device whose hand-crank now controls the dimmer, meaning the only thing going sour will be your conversation with the guy who made this thing (jk, he's whatever).