Soji Solar Lanterns & Strings by Jamey Allsop Make Your Garden Glow
As hosts and hostesses enjoy the last few weekends’ worth of crisp, cool evening air to host their dinner parties al fresco before the temperatures drop, Jamey Allsop offers a beautiful collection of ways to add ambience to your outdoor gathering. His Soji series of solar-powered lanterns and strings have an ethereal effect in their appearance, ranging from a traditional paper-esque lantern to an undulating and otherworldly sphere that appears to have been sent from places unknown. The celestial bodies are available from $30 for a printed 13” x 11” x 11” weatherproof nylon lantern, to $40 for a 10” hand-formed plastic sphere to $60 for a two-foot string of six handblown 3” glass globes. When fully charged by the rays of the sun, each lantern or string glows for four to six hours – the perfect length for a garden gathering under the stars.