Have you seen these paper lanterns? They are made in Japan using traditional methods from Washi paper, wire and wood, however the light is thrown from a LED light powered by two AA batteries (you can see the light switch in the wooden base). I can imagine a few of these outside swinging gently in the breeze on a summers night.
You can order these in NZ from EverydayNeeds – they’re $95
Everyday Needs is “a store for people who want to make informed decisions in their consumption, ensuring that what they get is not only good-looking, but is carefully manufactured and with a quality that will last the test of time.” They’ve got some lovely stuff – but lets face it, at the end of the day, it’s just stuff. I think for most of the world an everyday need is water, something to eat, and somewhere to sleep.