I wonder if reader Jacob Burghart and Scott Jarvie are drinking buddies, because they each needed about a thousand frilly drinks to get the materials needed for their projects. Regardless, Jacob's lamp design is beautiful in idea and execution.
This lamp, made for a sculpture class, features over 1,000 toothpick umbrellas molded in a really cool architectural fashion. It's inarguably the coolest use of Mai Tai accessories we've ever posted, so congrats for winning that one. [Thanks, Jacob!]