An old kettle had sat by the front door for several weeks waiting to be taken to the dump.  Luckily, there was a hoarder who'd had his eyes on it for a while and could see that this redundant appliance had so much more to give.  That's the nice part of the story over because the next thing that happened was all of the internals were stripped out of the little kettle and the shell was welded onto a pole.  Fortunately, that shell was then wired up and connected to some arms (made from bicycle forks) and some legs (made from a bicycle frame) and formed this unique lamp. It's a happy ending after all!