Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

He Transforms Old Tree Stumps Into Stunning Lamps… The Photos Look Magical.

Duncan Meerding is a legally blind furniture and lighting designer from the Australian island state of Tasmania. He uses his unique perspective to create original pieces and is now receiving quite a bit of attention for one item in particular: the Cracked Log Lamp.

Meerding's log lamps emit warm, yellow light for the coziest indoor experience. On his official site, the artist states, "Being legally blind, this vision of light emanating from the peripheries and the highly tactile nature of my work reflect the alternative sensory world within which I design."

He continues, "My work should not merely be seen as something that looks nice, it should remind us of our intrinsic connection with nature and the effect that we have upon it."

After browsing his designs, ask yourself how you could use your own limits to move forward with your creative goals in the coming year.

Duncan Meerding combines his unique status as a legally blind individual with his love for wilderness to produce original furniture and lighting pieces.

Duncan Meerding combines his unique status as a legally blind individual with his love for wilderness to produce original furniture and lighting pieces.

The Tasmania-based artist is most famous for these Cracked Log Lamps.

The Tasmania-based artist is most famous for these Cracked Log Lamps.

He works with salvaged logs that would have otherwise been thrown into the furnace.

He works with salvaged logs that would have otherwise been thrown into the furnace.

The artist wrote, "These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs."

The artist wrote, "These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs."

We typically associate cracks with brokenness, but these "imperfections" actually lead us to the light.

We typically associate cracks with brokenness, but these "imperfections" actually lead us to the light.

Instead of looking at standard visions of lights, he looked to the peripheries -- something more reflective of his own experience.

Instead of looking at standard visions of lights, he looked to the peripheries -- something more reflective of his own experience.

Though each log is unique, they radiate the same warm, yellow light.

Though each log is unique, they radiate the same warm, yellow light.

Meerding's work is a perfect example of the kind of creative and sustainable living we can all aspire to.

Meerding's work is a perfect example of the kind of creative and sustainable living we can all aspire to.

To learn more, visit Duncan Meerding's official site and online store.

Sources: Duncan Meerding, Interrete

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