DIY: Creating a Light Fixture Out of Handmade Korean Paper (Hanji)
I have long been smitten with hanji, Korean handmade paper that has an endless variety of uses. In Korea it lines walls in traditional (and modern) homes and is layered to create boxes and other items. But in an instant DIY (do it yourself, you know, what we used to call being “handy”) moment, I whipped up a hallway light out of my stash of hanji. The light fixture is clearly out of the 1970s and not in a good way. The lucite jewels and beads could look good in other applications but they need to go. So I quickly removed them, measured a piece of bright orange hanji, and wedged it between the base of the fixture and the wall. Done. The Fig Garden Project has one more to-do knocked off the list. And if you are wondering about those lucite beads, it’s too late: I gave them to a very talented local couture jewelry artist who unequivocally deserves them. Share your thoughts with Leon Kaye via Twitter.