Localize it: DIY lighting

This hip trick was inspired during my week in Indianapolis by Earth House Collective, the wonderful host of Indy Food Swap and other fine arts and community-building events.

Great overhead lighting is hard to come by (or can be expensive to install, a common woe for renters). Take charge of your dark corner lighting needs with a pendant light cord, a store-bought or DIY lamp shade and some fishing wire to help deflect attention from the cord. Hang the fishing wire from the ceiling to help you create the perfect hover, lifting the cord up and away from your light. Visit this post for a how-to make your own mason jar chandelier tutorial.