Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Geoball, by Weekday Carnival

What a cool project, making a geoball out of cardboard.
The blog, Weekday Carnival gives a step by step guide.
Definitely trying this.

Popville, a paper city by Corraini

Spotted this on the Elle Decoration South Africa blog (where I took the photos from), 
an adorable Popville paper city book, by  Corraini
My only regret is that I can't live in it.

Paper teacups by Cecilia Levy

I really love the fine detail of these paper teacups by Cecilia Levy
Would be nice to actually drink tea out of them

Photos from Poppytalk, originally from The Japanese Paper place

Thursday, January 26, 2012

-Make your own: Mini pinatas-

 I tried my hand at some mini pinatas yesterday. Well, one mini pinata. They're quick and easy to make. Here is my goat-turned-Scottie dog pinata. Next time I'll use more colourful paper. I got the idea from Oh Happy Day , which also gives step-by-step instructions.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

-Google Logo: Art Clokey's Gumby

 -Although it has nothing to do with paper, I decided to post today's Google logo. It's in celebration of the birthday of Art Clokey, who created the stop motion clay animation character Gumby. -

Thursday, October 6, 2011

-Grooveshark "paper" background"

-grooveshark , a site where you can listen to music, regularly change their background. I really love today's one, which looks like a paper squirrel rowing his boat on a paper river, cuteness! I screen printed it, but I would advise going to the actual link, as the squirrel and river move (almost as if it was done by stop start animation).-  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

-Paper Pinata Party-

 I went to the Toffie Food Festival in Cape Town last weekend. One of the exhibitions was a room filled with pinatas! Total awesomeness!
I'm not sure who made all of the individual pinatas, but I don know that the upside down white pyramid was made by Cara Brink, and the giant yellow pencil by Charl Edwards.
These lovely photos were taken by my sister, Renée Rossouw.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make your own paper toys and buildings at "www.papertoys.com"

This website provides free cut-outs to a great range of paper building and toys. These include the US Capitol Building, the Shakespeare's globe theater and the Taj Mahal  (cut-out pictured below).

More available at "www.papertoys.com"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

-Inspiring Matt Shlian-

-Top: Light Book - 
-Bottom: Arch-



I find these paper sculptures by Matt Shlian really inspiring, especially its kinetic nature.

To see more of his works, check out his website at http://www.mattshlian.com/

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

-Paper horse -

These are great 3D paper posters for the band Dry the Run

The people who created it:

Agency FOAM / Sony Music Creative
Creative directors Phil Clandillon & Steve Milbourne
Creative Xavier Barrade
Producer Simon Poon Tip
Director Ricky Stanton
Screenprinting Bob Eight Pop

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Collection Collector #15: Food we ate in Europe

My boyfriend and I recently studied in Europe, and we decided to collect photos of some of the food we ate at home and also when we traveled. The point was to make the photos look really overexposed and almost gross.

From top to bottom: greasy sausage from Prague; chips bought in a Amsterdam flea market; Bagel bought on Beer's birthday in Amsterdam; sausages and meatballs barbecued in Vondel park in Amsterdam; wasabi cheese from Amsterdam; noodles and vegetables topped with an egg from Gut and Gunstig Germany; Croissant and black coffee after a night out in Antwerp (thank you Cornel); Moltaschen in Germany bought at Marktkauf; South African style pancakes made in Tuebingen; Couscous and vegetables in Innsbruck (thank you Gerko and Katja); Gut & Gunstig Apfelstrudel 'made' in Germany; Gut & Gunstig Jalapeno poppers (shared with Kiki) ; Gut & Gunstig nasi goreng; a hearty breakfast, in the days when we still ate meat; cherries from Prague, which we ate on the bus trip home.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

-Noriko Ambe's paper art-

Cutting Book Series with ED Ruscha titled "Artists who make pieces, Artists who do books" (2008)

Linear-Actions Cutting Project 12, Encyclopedia "Geography of the World 2" (2003).

I enjoy looking at the paper and book art by Noriko Ambe from Saitama Japan. To see more of her work, go to her website http://www.norikoambe.com/index.html

(images from www.norikoambe.com)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

-Jill Sylvia's Paper Structures-

Jill Sylvia makes these paper structures out of paper ledgers. The top image is her structure of the U.S. Capitol building, and the one just below it is of a city. To see more of her work go to http://www.jillsylvia.com/artwork.html
(images obtained from www.jillsylvia.com)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

-Behold the "Book of Art'" by Isaac Salazar-

Although I rarely re-google-image, stumble-upon recently stumbled me upon this creation by Isaac Salazar, which can be described as amazing 'book origami'. Even more amazing is that the artist is an accountant from Texas who just happened to create amazing book origami when he was inspired by something he saw in the Readers Digest.

To see more of his work, or even purchase some of it, go to this link:

Monday, June 13, 2011

-Origami mobile-

-Origami mobile in my room (part of it)-

-More collecting Prague-

-Just some interesting things seen on the streets of Prague-

-Collecting Prague: Prague underground-

-More collecting Antwerp-