About a year ago I was faced with a dilemma, what to do with all my empty scotch bottles. With as pretty as some bottles and labels are, they were too pretty to throw away, so I had been saving them for quite some time. The idea had come to me to use them for lamps, but I didn’t want to rush into any anything. I had seen options using the bottle for a base and inserting a socket to the top, but wanted to do something that incorporated the beauty of these bottles into the light itself. After few layout options, failed attempts and broken bottles, I landed on a Industrial/Steampunk style Pipe Lamp.
I posted my final piece on Twitter and Instagram and the reactions were amazing. I quickly had people requesting custom lamps of their own and even more people asking if I needed their empties to continue making more. The support was so much more than I could have asked for or imagined. I quickly created an online store and did what I could to fill it with new designs and layouts with a variety of different bottles in the original format and design.
Being a Web Designer/Developer, Photographer and Graphic Designer, this has been an amazing opportunity to combine my love for whisky with my creative side while getting out from behind the computer screen. I am always open to taking on new commissioned projects, so please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. And by all means, if you have any empty whisky bottles, boxes or other materials you need to get rid of but don’t want to throw away, please contact me. And if you are interested in purchasing any lamps, please visit my store.