Mar 23, 2017

Moon lights… planet lights… a planet to light my home tonight

How would you like the moon, the sun or a planet to light up your room?

And what better way to do that than with these beautiful moon and planet lamps by Pulsar Moonlight, available to purchase on Etsy.

They’re made from recycled outdoor/garden globes by Maria Elena, a Rome-based Italian astrophysicist, and no two are the same as each one is decorated by hand using non-toxic paint. As well as the moon there are several planets to choose from including Jupiter, Neptune, and Mars, and Maria Elena paints them using scientific pictures as a reference to ensure that the craters and depressions are as close to the real thing as possible.

“Every moon has six layers, each to give a different effect,” Maria Elena told Bored Panda. “To make one moon takes about 4-6 hours of work… For the planet, it takes longer because there are more layers and, in some places, the color is very thick so it dries very slowly,” she says.

Maria Elena says she came up with the idea when looking for ways to raise money for animal charities.

“Until now (I started 2 years ago), every single penny I earned went to charity… I try to help any kind of animal, but, so far, I rescued only dogs and cats,” she adds.

Check out some of her works from here :

(Pics : Bored Panda)

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