One day, Shawn Carling wanted to give his father a unique Christmas present. Earlier, Carling had found an old Farmall tractor dashboard, so he decided to turn that into an old-timey lamp for his dad - Carling thought that it's the perfect gift for his dad, who grew up in a farm.
The lamp was a big hit, and plenty of farmers, who heard about him by word of mouth, approached Carling to create custom lamps. Thus a craftsman's business was born: Carling has now sold hundreds of Machine Age Lamps.
Our new architecture and home design blog Homes & Hues has a gallery of Carling's fantastic steampunk-inspired creations. These gorgeous lamps - complete with gauges, gears, and cast iron plumbing pipes - would look great in any room. Take a look: 18 Gorgeous Steampunk Machine Age Lamps.
This one below is Carling's aviation-inspired Machine Age Lamp: it's made with a salvage airplane part!
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