Gilles Eichenbaum, a Paris based artist, collects old out of date kitchen items, such as these, and gives them a new lease on life by repurposing them into lamps. I think it's an awesome idea, and definitely for those into the who "kitch" movement that is in full effect right now. To me, this is a terrific example of someone seeing something, seemingly of little or no value, and turning it into something beautiful. Brings a tear to my eye.. sniff*
These items can be purchased at craft2eu, and they range from 150 to 450 euros. Craft2eu is worth a look as well. It's a German site that showcases and promotes the work of talented artists (which is also available for purchase via their catalog) Check it out, see what people are doing, look for inspiration, gallery shows, and maybe for something new for your home.
Check out Gilles here to see more about him, his work, and where he's showing