Nicholas Nyland produces brightly coloured sculptures made from paper, glazed ceramics, watercolours, gouache, acrylic, chain and grommets. He has a fascination for the life form and the will to decorate. Nicholas borrows freely from a gloriously visual culture, once describing his work as abstract but finding that the term was too wide and limiting.
Looking for something totally different for your wedding? Two Latvian students created this swan wedding dress made from thousands of paper leaves. This particular dress was created by 20yr old Dana Jasinkevica with 21yr old Dita Enikova for a fashion exhibition in the ‘‘Centre Gallery” shopping centre in Riga.
Recycling requires creativity and perseverance, and Cindy from Made 2 Style has both in spades. Using just the inner roll from toilet paper rolls, hot glue, a really inexpensive mirror an embroidery hoop and spray paint, she came up with this lovely piece of art.
Plant Brooklyn Paper knives are made to be used as letter openers or paper knives, but they are also literally paper knives. The blade is made from a fusion of 100% post consumer recycled paper and a clear 100% water-based resin made using cashew nut shells.
*The Paper knives were designed by Bjarke Ballisager and can be purchased through the Plant Brooklyn website
We have already featured products and machines that allow you to make your own paper covered pencils, but Kimanh from Scissors, Paper, Wok has a way easier method that only requires a few simple supplies and a careful hand. Inspiration struck when she was looking at a couple of pencil leads for her mechanical pencils, it’s a great idea if you need matching pencils as a wedding or party favour.
As an alternative to the usual roses and baby’s breath bouquets most weddings have, some brides are starting to making their bouquets from paper, paper roses last longer and cut costs. Nata shared her tutorial on how to make your own Giant Paper Roses on Green Wedding Shoes.
Get the complete tutorial on Green Wedding Shoes
Instead of bothering with filters and strainers when it comes to making a good cup of tea, how about trying out the T-Sac Tea Filters. Made from a disposable paper filter, they act like tea bags, without being filled with too-fine tea dust. Instead the cup is filled with the perfect cut tea leaves of your favourite tea.
You can see more information and buy the T-Sac Tea Filters from the Davids Tea Shop
Japan is well-known for its paper craft, and Yoshinomu Miyamoto is one of the best paper crafters. Originally an architect and an architecture teacher at the Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Miyamoto construct paper models as opposed to the more traditional Origami that everybody knows of.
Miyamoto also designed the Bank of China building in Shanghai, and lists that as the project he is most proud of. [Read more...]