Not knitting, but still cool

I bought this wall sconce on a recent trip to SF.  One of my favorite custom lighting stores, Metro Lighting ( was having a special art opening for these artists, and I got the email when I was in town, and we were going to Berkeley that evening.  It was providence indeed.  


The light is a handmade paper shade.  This is the bird of paradise.  The company is called HiiH, a husband/wife team.  He is from Vietnam, and the Asian influence shows in his work.  I fell in love with this light fixture, and bought it on the spot.  Check out their website at   And here is the fixture with the light on: