A little peek into the world of paper artistry
So here they are as promised. Straight from the press! Ah, so nice and flat. I just don't know if I could live without my book press.
I bought it about 10 years ago from an antique store and have been lugging it around ever since. I tend to move a lot too. 12 times in 14 years to be exact. Removalists don't ever believe me when I tell them it's a two man job. I've seen it time and time again. They flex their muscles and attempt to pick it up on their own. Then out comes the groan followed by a yell to the second guy for help. There was this one occasion though... a big Russian ex-bodybuilder was the removalist that day. I warned him about it. He laughed and with one single handed swoop he picked up the press and casually carried it to the truck, in the same manner I grab for my handbag. Astonishing! Anyway it's a good thing I have finally found a nice little place to call home for a while. So removalists out there, you can RELAX!
800 for eats make delicious food and drinks, using only local produce. Their focus is making original foods that use Japanese ingredients and traditional culinary methods. I love their packaging. It's so simple and so beautiful. The images below show their Lemongrass Tea. It actually looks like grass! I found these on designshop, a great Japanese online store you should definitely check out! They showcase a beautiful collection of Japanese designed objects that have one thing in common - timeless design.
When I need a little downtime I fold! Which is handy when one designs ones own business card to be such high maintenance! What was I thinking? We just finished folding this lot and they look so cute. We had to share them with you. Now over to the book press they go! I'll post a pic of them coming out of the press tomorrow.
I LOVE these so much! I love how graphic they are, how colourful they are, how they show both forms - flat and folded. Hmmm, maybe there is so much love here because PaperObjects was conceived in the city of love, Romeo and Juliet's Verona and also the home of Happycentro - a design studio that say 'complexity, order and fatigue' all mixed together is their secret formula to creating beautiful works like these. There is more in the series so hop over to Happycentro and check them out!
I love an unfamiliar folded invitation. It makes for a more interesting unfolding!
This wedding invitation was created by Artworklove, - a team of art directors and designers based in Paris. Their creative approach is based on artistic experimentation and a well-considered balance of form and function.
This Pyramidal Dress is made entirely of handmade paper pyramids. It's the work of Alexis Facca a.k.a Paper Donut. You can find more images here.
Claska in Tokyo is so many things. It's a hotel, restaurant and bar, gallery, shop and cultural space. Hitspark@claska was a three day event, held last month to discuss current issues in the creative industry and how best to support and encourage the next generation of design in four categories:
Art & Culture - Delivering the latest news in culture, art & design.
Sustainable Business - Discussing the latest in sustainable business trends.
Social Design - Understanding the relationship between society and design.
People - Design philosophy and what really captures the human mind.
This paper park installation was part of the event. I wish I could have taken an afternoon stroll through it. The little trees are so beautiful. The higher the stack, the taller the tree. I'm so inspired! I'm thinking xmas 2010, I'm thinking paper trees!