In the last six months I’ve tried twice to get myself one of Scrapile‘s cube lights — the pendant lamp made of their signature striped wood. But each time I get one, I think of someone I want to give it to and end up giving it away!

Recently I had a chance to see one of my delightful gifts hanging in a friend’s house. Because it’s made with varied layers of wood, some of the stripes are translucent enough to let a little light glow through. It’s absolutely perfect (made me wish I’d kept it!).

In case you’ve never been to Inhabitat before – Scrapile is one of our favorite furniture designers of all time. The Brooklyn-based design shop makes gorgeous striated home decor out of recycled bits of wood scrap leftover from the manufacturing industry.