As I mentioned in my last blog post, the base of my lamp is inspired by a spiral staircase. The spiral staircase I was directly inspired by was from a DIY (Do it yourself) video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd-Z7OTAjJ0, by Ben Uyeda on Facebook I saw a couple of months ago (You can find Ben Uyeda and his work at https://www.instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/?hl=en) . In the video he makes a spiral staircase out of thin sheets of wood as seen in the cover photo of this blog post. In my lamp, the base of the lamp is thin sheets of cardboard that also spiral up as seen below.
For the lamp shade I plan on making it out of coffee filters. This idea came to me from Girl Scouts. When I was in Girl Scouts we did a lot of crafts with coffee filters. I remembered those crafts and thought these would work very well for the aesthetic I am aiming for with my upcycled lamp.