In Burlington, Vermont, a bakery had the “bright” idea to do something different with its bread. August First now sells lamps made out of baguettes.
The bread lamps were first created by owner Jodi Whalen as gifts for her staff. She had been inspired by Yukiko Morita, a Japanese artist who made headlines a few years ago for making illuminating loaves of bread.
August First makes its own version of bread lamps using mini baguettes. They are dried, covered in epoxy, and hollowed out for LED string lights. The lamps are powered by a USB cord, and each one has hanging hardware to expand the possibilities for home decor.
According to Whalen, each lamp takes three days to create. The bakery started selling them this week at a price of $28. An edible mini baguette, non-lamp version, is available for $1.50.