This desk lamp is made from a vintage scooter headlight, and a chrome 1960s-era photography tripod. It’s the work of The Modern Weld a boutique company that combines a love for interior design with a passion for vintage motorcycles.
The team discovered a new-old-stock scooter headlight being sold as part of a warehouse closure, they paired it with a beautifully preserved tripod, then added an LED light, and a period-correct red and white cloth covered cord.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.