It should be easy to impress when you’re working with light yet, with so many great designs already being spread all over the world, coming up with a design that actually stands out becomes challenging. In this case, it’s the simplicity and the ingenuity of the light fixture that makes it so cool and outstanding.
I could see this a potential DIY project - paint bulbs black and then carve some of the paint off to let the light shine through. While not specific for outdoor use, these Astral Lights would be a lovely addition to an enclosed porch. ( http://www.casasugar.com/Best-Outdoor-Lighting-Summer-2012-24157271?slide=11 )
Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice smelling package to boot! All this makes cedar wood a good choice for home projects, both indoors and out.