Monday, 12 November 2012

Let there be light ... celebrating Diwali

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Diwali Festival or Indian Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of good over evil, or light over darkness. Starting on Tues 13th November, celebrations continue for five days.

I have chosen some amazing lights and lampshades from designers in the UK and India.

This gorgeous beehive style lampshade is made in the UK using 100% wool dyed with environmentally friendly inks. Bees and honey - two of my favourites things!

I love the name and the technique used to create this lampshade. Galigali give a second chance to people whose talents remain hidden in the many galis (streets) of India.

This amazing light was designed to save bottle caps which cannot be recycled, and turning them into ambient light.You can even personalise your light with your own caps.

This has to be the favourite of my own makes, using salvaged book pages and unwanted sheet music. The soft cream colour of vintage paper soften harsh modern light bulbs.