Wow those around you by transforming any old household object into a lamp with this “LED Pin” by Korean designer Sungho Lee. To create this subtle, yet awe-inspiring illuminating accent Lee stylized and whitewashed the form of a traditional clothespin. The refreshing take on a familiar design successfully turns the object’s dollar-store stigma into a museum store find, but it’s the techy twist that makes it even more notable.
Lee integrates a battery-operated LED (light-emitting diode) into the area near the gripping points of the clothespin, letting the user become a do-it-yourself lighting designer. Bring new life to those boring desk objects by clipping it to an outdated lamp shade, securing it to a stack of papers, sealing up your lunch bag, or accenting your trusty a pencil holder. Or simply clip it to a folded sheet of white paper for an instant lampshade.