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.
I love this! Etsy vendor Recycling Tomorrow (clcort) gave a discarded lamp base a perfectly proportioned globe shade. This would be perfect for a library, school room or a children's room with a travel/map theme.