Hannah Nunn Fairy Lights A string of glowing paper cut lanterns
5 M long, each lantern 7 cm high Photographer: Hannah Nunn
Reading Hannah's new book, illuminate: contemporary craft lighting, is a most enjoyable form of armchair traveling. She introduces the reader to more than forty artisans who create handmade lights around the world. Yes, Hannah has a knack for bringing people together, and like her shop, this book is a perfect medium for her talent.
Cover light: Zipper 8 Lighting
Photographer: Allison Patrick
Of course there is a chapter on paper lighting, but the book includes much more... you'll learn about contemporary textile, ceramic, glass, print, wood, and metal lighting. There is also a chapter on recycled lights in which paper most definitely plays a role.
Graypants Scrap Lights, Jupiter with Moons Spherical series of repurposed cardboard pendants Range from 8" diameter to 17.5" diameter Photographer: Jonathan Junker
I was sent a review copy and my first spin through had me ogling the gorgeous photographs. I also found myself stopping over and over again to read Hannah's words about the individual makers.
Louise Traill Chandelier detail A detail of a three tier paper chandelier 61 cm high x 40 cm diameter Photographer: Hannah Nunn
She writes in an engaging, conversational style that makes illuminate the type of book you can dip into at any time. Not a project-based, how-to tome, Hannah relates the stories that tell why these creative individuals do what they do.
Andrew Ooi Mokume Walnut Light Mokume paper with a walnut base 12 x 12 x 14" Photographer: Yumiko Miyamoto
Her enthusiam for lighting is contagious; if you leave the book out for guests to enjoy, I predict they'll be drawn to it like moths to a flame.
Celine Wright Point de Suspension Japanese paper with a whitemarble pebble 50 x 40 x 250 cm Photographer: Virginie Perocheau
Bloomsbury has offered to send a copy to two readers worldwide. Just leave a comment as your entry - easy-peasy.
Louise Traill Heirloom Lights A string of handmade paper lanterns Each lantern is approximately 12 cm high Photographer: Hannah Nunn
The giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 5th. Winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced on this post + the All Things Paper Facebook page as soon as they have been contacted. Good luck!