Some of the best creations come from people trying to solve a problem. Rome-based shop Pulsar Moonlight first got its start as a way to raise money for homeless animals. The idea to make delicate globe lights modeled after the moon took off, and soon this goodwill endeavor (which achieved its funding goals) transformed into a full-fledged business. Now, a moonlight lamp is just one of their ethereal offerings. Planets like Jupiter, Mars, and Neptune are also hand-painted to look like miniature versions of the real thing.
So, how does Pulsar Moonlight create their outer space lamps? To start, they gather the clear orbs that typically occupy garden lamp posts. Then, they use a special acrylic paint and scientific photographs of the planets and moon to reproduce all of its incredible details. This part of the process is the most time-consuming, but vital in ensuring that the celestial body is accurately depicted. Afterwards, a water-based finishing lacquer seals the design and makes it “immune to falls, scratches, and atmospheric agents.” You can keep the lamp inside or out—it’s suitable for both.
Pulsar Moonlight truly “shines” once switched on. It’s in this illumination that you see all of the swirling textures of the planets and moon. When photographed by themselves, they look like they’re floating in space—not on your coffee table.
Pulsar Moonlight sells their one-of-a-kind celestial lamps on Etsy.