For many of us, we are never going to have the chance to visit outer space. However, there’s nothing stopping us from bringing the beauty of space to us.
These gorgeous moon and planet lamps by Pulsar Moonlight, are available to purchase on Etsy, and are just the thing to fill your space void.
Crafted out of recycled outdoor/garden globes by Maria Elena, who happens to also be an Italian astrophysicist, you can rest assured that no two are the same. Each one is decorated by hand, and she uses non-toxic paint. Besides the spectacular moon lamps, there are several planets to choose from including Jupiter, Neptune, and Mars.
Maria Elena uses scientific pictures as a reference when she paints the planets to make sure that the craters and depressions are as near to the real thing as possible. So, if you want a truly unique lamp that is quite “out of this world,” Pulsar Moonlight has just the thing.
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Maria Elena told Bored Panda, “Every moon has six layers, each to give a different effect, and to make one moon takes about 4-6 hours of work.”
“For the planet, it takes longer because there are more layers and, in some places, the color is very thick so it dries very slowly”
“I use outdoor/garden globes (recycled or upcycled), that I hand-paint with atoxic materials using scientific pictures as a reference”
“NASA often releases new images, so I have to study them and change my paintings according to new discoveries”
“It’s like the real moon you see up in the sky: you can tell the depressions, the craters, etc”
Maria Elena says she came up with the idea when looking for ways to raise money for animal charities
“Until now (I started 2 years ago), every single penny I earned went to charity”
“I try to help any kind of animal, but, so far, I rescued only dogs and cats”
“At the moment I live with 8 adult cats”
“Every day, before painting, I do my yoga practice, to give to the moon a good vibe and energy”
“As an astrophysicist I am quite rational, but I believe that…people can feel I have put my best efforts to give them something positive that can spread joy and peace”
You can buy these lamps on Etsy