I really like this idea for an office or a library. Convert an old globe into a pendant light! Seems easy enough. Buy a lamp kit at your local hardware store, take apart a globe and drill a larger hole for the light. Put remainder of light together.
We are importing poetic and humorous values in to lightings all from the very start in the process to the end of life of the objects. The starting point of project Francis was to create lamps in spin formed aluminium.