Santa Monica, California designer Britta Schneider transforms fencing masks, rotary phones, birdcages and vintage mechanical doo-dads into one-of-a-kind light fixtures for her company Faithful Roots. You name it, Schneider makes a light out of it. Think: repurposed teapot, postal scale, vintage catcher's mask, auto jacks and more. I discovered her line of tailored antiques last month at the Long Beach Antiques and Collectibles Market.
It was definitely a light bulb moment.
If you can't make it to a Southern California market, check out her bright ideas on Etsy.