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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
For a very long time I have equated my worth with …

Origami Paper Lamp

Origami paper "bubble" LED lamp with remote control


I came across Fiber Store on Etsy and I was immediately impressed. Justina, the shop owner, has created this origami bubble lamp shade with folded, acid-free and lignin-free, Canford paper using her own technique. Pretty amazing!

The first lamp shown can be purchased with or without the LED light system whereas the "snowflake" lamp shade is sold without a hanging kit but which can be easily purchased at IKEA. Both lamp shades come in many colors. Please visit her store here for more information. 

 Origami paper "bubble" ball shade without LED lighting system

Origami paper "snowflake" shade

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