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Global Spin: A Charming New Take on the Paper Lantern

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 01, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Sarah Lonsdale last modified Oct 31, 2014

Isamu Noguchi was the first to bring us a modern take on the Japanese paper lantern; his Akari lights have been a mainstay of the lighting scene since the 1950s (and a personal favorite). Spotted recently at Lost & Found, in LA: a charming update of the form with brightly printed fabric used in lieu of paper.  N.B. If you would like to get your hands on one, Lost & Found owner Jamie Rosenthal will be selling them at our upcoming Remodelista Holiday Market in LA (if they don't sell out beforehand). Above: An orange-printed design (see it lit, below). The lanterns are in the Japanese style, but they're made in India from block-printed, handwoven khaddar cloth.  Above: The lights come in a variety of organic forms and are available in several colors.  Above L: Kyoto Orange UFO Light ; $325. Above R:  Blue Lejos UFO Light ; $450. Above: The Misha Orange UFO Light ; $550. Above: The lanterns are inspired by the motifs of traditional Spanish and Portuguese tiles. For more easy lighting ideas, see these posts:  Object Lessons: Isamu Noguchi's Iconic Akari Lights 10 Easy Pieces: Clip-on Lights . California Made: Affordable Pendant Lights from LA High/Low Globe Light Fixtures More Stories from Remodelista Required Reading: Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren New Japanese-Inspired Textiles from Zak + Fox Geometric Japanese Furniture with Sustainability in Mind






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