Well, here I am, thinking I've come up with an amazing new take on using slides and someone already beat me to the punch.
My friend has always told me there really aren't any new ideas anymore, just twists on what already exists - I've always told her people develop original ideas everyday, but I guess she was right.
I think we all designed our shades a bit differently, they work and look great. Hopefully all of these ideas will inspire more shades to be made!
I know exactly how you feel. I made a tyvek purse last week for a friend's birthday and she asked me if I followed the instructions in the latest readymade. I didn't even know that a new issue came out, let alone one with instructions for the bag. I wish I had known, as instructions it might have saved me a few hours and a lot of tyvek bags.
I can think of a few other projects that have been inspired by the slide lamp, including annettes filmstrip lamp
and even my own pendant lamp re-vamp
(which may not be as clear, but I can assure you it was)
thanks for the inspirartion!