All of this talking about food as inspiration has got me thinking about how inspiration and design can come from just about anything, even the simplest things that most of us have lying around our houses have the potential to turn into wonderful design items. Take for example the Coil Lamp by Craighton Berman.
Who would have thought that your typical extension cord had the potential of turning into this? The lamp has been created from a 100 foot (30 metres) extension cord wrapped around a laser-cut clear acrylic form. I love this design for its simplicity and inventiveness.