I really like this idea for an office or a library. Convert an old globe into a pendant light! Seems easy enough. Buy a lamp kit at your local hardware store, take apart a globe and drill a larger hole for the light. Put remainder of light together.
Lampe de gobelets en plastique - Plastic Cup Lamp - staple or paste at the green dots. My husband's grandmother had 3 of these that she hung outside or inside in windows at Christmas and stuck Xmas lights inside. They're awesome.
Custom Lampshade from vintage slides with stainless base