DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.
Use print. I am a total book lover, and I love the idea of having words on my lampshade. You could use old lampshades, or even old books that have seen better days! Use this tutorial to bring the written word to your lampshade.