Lustables: Light Reading

Lucy Norman, founder of Lula Dot, rescues cast-off materials and makes treasured objects.

UK-based designer Lucy Norman of Lula Dot upcycles London’s waste as a way of encouraging “emotional attachment” between consumers and their objects. She works with a range of materials, including the Literary Canon, which you might have abandoned in college.
When old books are sent to charity shops, they often end up being sent to landfills. Lucy rescues these would-be trashed pages and turns them into stunning ceiling art by folding each in half and creating a circular arrangement, which she then hangs around a ceiling light.

“More books are printed every year, read and discarded…[and] there is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper,” she writes on her website, where you can purchase the Light Reading Chandelier for £340 in the UK.

At the risk of sounding cheesy, that’s what we call “well read.”

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K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.