Hello lovely people of the world!
I hope 2014 has been a great start for everyone. About a week ago I stumbled on a twitter post from a UK Paper Artist I really admire Julene Harrison. She was one of 11 designers picked to design a lantern shade to promote Panasonic’s 100 thousand solar lantern project. As always Julene had created a truly AMAZING design which you can see here.
This video explains what the project is all about.
For some of you who’ve lived in developed nations all your lives, I’m sure the idea of living without electricity is completely alien to you. However in third world countries like mine it’s a way of life. I’m even considered privileged because I live in a city where we get sporadic electricity from the National grid. Even with that electricity can be gone for hours, days and sometimes weeks so most people resort to generating their own electricity. Those who can afford it have a back up generator or inverter to compensate for the failings of the electrical company.