Impress house guests with lighting so handsome it'll make up for illuminating the fact that you're not, by getting yourself some Aaron Brand Design. Minneapolis' finest lamp-itect fashions his artful, modern fixtures out of recycled and natural goods from circuit boards to rough-hewn wood, doesn't shy away from rust, and classifies his work as "Sinatra meets Motorhead", so suck it, Danger Mouse. Find some of his best below.
Saturn Light: Ambient light radiates from this, well, radiator-looking sci-fi-style lamp made from old Nordicware and oxidized discs from forklift brakes, something Louie Anderson staunchly refuses to take on chicken carbonara night.
Totem Light: These sleek towers project light through a perforated steel cylinder that sits atop a wood-veneered base, making for a "sophisticated modernist statement", so add "your lamp" to the list of things who care more about philosophy than you.
Hanger Chandelier: Somehow making anywhere between 75 and 150 hangers look swank, these dining room danglers come in a bunch of wood or plastic combos, which really is an accurate description of all Combos, given all those synthetic additives they've got.
Should his pre-determined lineup not appeal to you, Brand'll happily take your commissioned order too, with his past custom work including Urban Bean Lyndale's raccoon skull chandelier -- proof that he can make anything look beautiful, even if it does have sort of weird bone structure.