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4 posts from February 2011

25/02/2011

Postcards that come to life

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Can you imagine how thrilling it would be to open your postbox, and find one these creative postcards amongst your mail! Created by Anne Paso - founder of Finnish design company Lovi Oy, these interactive pieces of joy, give a refreshing spin to the traditional postcard.

All decorations (in the playful form of hearts, pigs, birds and rabbits) are packaged, complete with string, pre-cut pieces and a set of instructions.

In addition to the quirky and innovative designs, all Lovi products - mainly made of high quality birch ply-wood, are ethically and ecologically sustainable.

On a final environmental note, Lovi have also created a range of 'easy to care' trees, (as part of a planting campaign), to which you can hang your decorations, or simply perch a Lovi bird, to welcome in Spring!

18/02/2011

Paper theatre at play

Shadow-Play  

lt was simply love at first sight when l came across Elly MacKay's paper theatre creations. Elly's Paper Theatre Portfolio exhibits a rich plethora of 3-D visuals, enticing the imagination to overflow with story-telling imagery that leads one into enchanting worlds of make-believe.

l was particularly captivated by the piece (shown here) titled 'Shadow-Play'. l adore the vintage illustration combined with the shadow technique.

The other element of the creations that l also find most endearing, are the words that Elly often writes to compliment her images.

eg."Harvesting the Weather - She collected all types of weather, though she kept the autumn winds in a preferred spot in the top drawer of her collection cabinet". How charming is this!

With much jubilation, l cordially invite you to take your seat at the Paper Theatre!

11/02/2011

Room with a unique view

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As a graphic designer who appreciates the beauty, and values of white space, l find this project called "Edition Unikat II" created by sculptor  Simon Schubert completely mesmerizing! The intricate folding, and creasing of lines to re-construct the grand interior of a villa (in the style of the Arts Foundation "Villa de bank" in Enschede, Netherlands), magically transforms the humble piece of paper into a visual joy to behold!

Creating a tranquil setting, which soothes the mind, l simply wish to gently make my way up the staircase, and continue my walk...

04/02/2011

A shining light

Light-montage

During these early sunsetting winter days, l believe light can have a positive effect on our wellbeing.These paper-cut lighting designs created by Hannah Nunn surely generate a warm and welcoming ambience.

Largely inspired by the botanical world, Hannah creates light in many shapes and sizes - from the classical table lamp, to the whimsical floating fairy light.

In 2005, Hannah set up her own light and craft boutique called Radiance, a treasure haven for all things bright, beautiful and unusual.

l warmly invite you to not switch your main light on until Spring, and immerse yourself under the enchanting glow of these lighting creations!