Remember Lite-Brite, the paint-by-numbers-esque light-up box with translucent, colored plastic pegs that you could make snazzy designs and write messages with as a kid?

I had one but as my vocabulary expanded thanks to a bit of playground potty talk, it mysteriously disappeared. Understandable since I guess there’s nothing more alarming to parents than walking into your child’s room to find an innocuous toy channeling Andrew Dice Clay.

I hadn’t thought of Lite-Brite for years until coming across these dazzling, intricate tabletop lamps designed by the hole-poking-happy, Amsterdam-based artist Anke Weiss. The lamps, crafted from recycled food and drink containers gathered by Weiss, are sans plastic pegs but the basic concept is the same.

The lamps aren’t for sale as far as I know but I smell a great DIY project for a cold winter’s day …

Via [Notcot] via [Toxel]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Lite-Brite meets the recycling bin
Have spare time, a few empty food packages, nimble fingers and a big imagination? Be inspired by these clever recycled table lamps by Anke Weiss.