LIGHTEN THE SITUATION: Maybe you have a stash of empty soda containers out in the garage, that special soda only made in your hometown. You can't bear to part with the bottles, but there they sit, in an old box, not being recycled, but not being enjoyed on a daily basis by you, either. One solution: the bottle lamp. Uncommon Goods has a DIY kit for making it. Six bottles of your choosing, and one wow-inspiring centerpiece. DO YOU DIY? It's $40, and does not come with the bottles (you supply those, of course).