One of the staples of any cuisine, bread is something you simply can’t do without. Pair it with cheese or dip it in gravies – there are so many ways of including bread in your meals. When it comes to bread, we are undoubtedly and unabashedly obsessed. However, can you imagine if bread its way to your bedside table as well? Believe it or not, this has been made possible thanks to a new creation by a Japanese artist. Yukiko Morita has turned real bread into a range of lamps and lampshades, and is now going viral for this.
These battery-powered LED lights are crafted from real bread by the Japanese artist Yukiko Morita. A bread-lover herself, Morita’s idea stemmed from experience working at a bakery as a student. “As a student working part-time at a bakery, I couldn’t stand the sight of unsold bread being thrown away at the end of the day. I would take it in my arms and carry it home, eating it myself, decorating my room with it like flowers, giving it to friends,” she stated.
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Baguette, croissants, bread loaves and more are converted into these quirky and unique lampshades. Since they are made from real bread, they almost look edible and delicious! Called as ‘Pampshades’, they are available for sale online. The prices start from Rs. 3,500 and the funky bread lamps are shipping across the world on the website.
The idea behind these innovative lamps is not just to create intrigue, but also save on food being wasted. The artist Yukiko Morita reportedly buys bread from local bakeries and saves them from going into the trash can. “Some bread ends up being discarded without ever reaching a customer’s hands. We’re spotlighting this issue, and giving each piece a second chance,” states the website.
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