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chinese lanterns in the office

for the work-a-day Blanche DuBois
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It's not just that everyone looks terrible under fluourescent lighting, but it saps their energy too. Ok, and they also look terrible. There I said it. You have to see the same people five days a week and they're all wan and baggy. And then they make a lunge for you at the Christmas party. Yuck.

Well, most architects don't use the lighting system as linked below (and found on [django]'s fabulous "Underground egg home dome"). So you just need an oversized rectangular chinese rice paper lantern to cover their cheap, stinky fluourescent lights.

That's it!

pigtails_and_ponies, Aug 27 2006

better lighting http://www.gizmag.com/go/4145/
nod to [django] [pigtails_and_ponies, Aug 27 2006]

(?) I can't find exactly like you describe http://liting.en.al...e_Lamp/showimg.html
cylindrical rice paper lamp [Zimmy, Aug 29 2006]


       something above that has been deleted made me think of : a rice paper hat!. Throw in some minor oragami, & you can't lose.   

       please forgive, but my muse calls for a fool:   

       I see you got your new rice paper oragami hat
Yes, I see you got your new rice paper oragami hat
Well, You must tell me how your head feels under something like that!
Under your brand new rice paper oragami hat!
4 more verses, but I'll quit while I still imagine myself a head.
Zimmy, Aug 29 2006

       sorry, [P&P], I'll make it up to you sometime...   

       Well, you look so pretty in it
Honey, can I assumpt on it sometime?
Yes, I just wanna see
If it's really that exquisite kind
You know it balances on your head
Just like a notion floats there
fleeting like a crime
Your brand new rice paper oragami hat!

       Well, If you wanna see a nice light,
Honey, I know where
We'll both go out and see it sometime
We'll both just sit there and stare
Me with my office
light shining 'round my head
And you just sittin' there
In your brand new rice paper oragami hat!

       (sorry, Bob! - ah, hell. it's true what they say isn't it. I apologize too much. So, How'd ya' like that Bob?)
Zimmy, Aug 29 2006

       no apologies necessary [Zimmy]. I like the poem.   

       [rcarty], I disagree that it's no idea. It's just a lame idea. It was late at night and I was high off of the "egg home dome".
pigtails_and_ponies, Aug 29 2006

       I have forced myself to admit that all I did was change some of the words from "Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat"
Zimmy, Aug 30 2006

       + I could def use this at work!! Or I have suggested that maintenance put tanning bulbs in the overhead lights!
xandram, Nov 05 2015

       I think they come solar powered any more from the DG for 2 bucks.
travbm, Nov 05 2015


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