I've seen pendant lamp shades made from sugar and flour canisters, as well as corrugated cardboard, plastic tupperware containers, and measuring tape rolls, among with many other alternative materials. Though the look of retro food storage containers may not jive with the aesthetic of my home, it never ceases to inspire me, and I always look forward to seeing more of its kind.
In the case of these Russell Johnson Vintage Seltzer Pendant Lamps ($395), which are cut from 1930s Argentine seltzer bottles, I'm once again impressed with a clever re-purposing of an old item. I think the re-imagined silver bottles are subtle enough to incorporate into any home, without shouting "Look at me! I'm retro and reused!" They execute a charming nod to the past, but fortunately not with avocado green or mustard yellow florals.