First noticed (and admired) in the Paris flat of Casamidy owners Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy: vintage ladders used as lamp bases.
Above: A simple hardware-store clip-on light in Casamidy's Marais pied-a-terre.
Above: A chandelier suspended from a vintage ladder; via Paonate.
Above: Ladder as lamp base, via My Second Life.
Above: A ladder propped against a wall serves as lamp base in a Scandinavian apartment; via Emma's Design Blogg.