PaperPhine is featured in the “What’s New – section” of VOGUE Knitting Crochet Edition 2012 (sold in Europe as Designer Knitting). We guess there is no need to tell you that we’re celebrating! And it’s really nice when you can tell people “We’re in the VOGUE! (Knitting, anyway)!” – besides a lot of crochet designs, pictures, patterns, reports about fibre artists, etc., etc.
UPPERCASE magazine – Issue 12
We’re a joyful trio of girls here at the PaperPhine studio and we can get pretty excited about all things paper and a lot more. And sometimes even our neighbours know that we’re happy because it can get slightly loud… and on the day UPPERCASE Issue 12 arrived it definitely was known in the whole house!
We’ve long been avid readers of Janine’s UPPERCASE blog that is a mixture of posts about design, paper and print as well as inspiring pictures and interviews with creative people around the world. Oh, and paper lovers, of course – a lot of paper lovers!
PaperPhine in UPPERCASE Issue 12
Currently there is already UPPERCASE Issue 13 in delivery (but you can get back issues as well as subscriptions here) but we had to wait for our copy to come back from its tour around Europe to have a closer look at it and tell you all about it. Tour around Europe? Yes indeed – the “can I borrow it for one day” by an illustrator friend stretched to a full tour around Europe, the magazine being passed on from hand to hand until it ended up in our studio in Vienna again. Luckily we had removed the great insert – a hand-made seed paper card by Porridge Papers – before passing it on… otherwise it might not have come back!
One of the questions Linda answered on behalf of PaperPhine in UPPERCASE Issue 12:
For someone who hasn’t used paper twine or yarn in a craft before, what would you suggest as a starting project?
I would suggest to just get some paper twine and start doing – there shouldn’t be a lack of ideas once you have the material in your hands! Paper twine is stiffer than other twines so if you start bending, knotting or wrapping it around stuff it will acutally really nicely keep the shapes you create. Combine it with paper or cardboard to create tags and cards and slightly undo the paper twines’ cut ends for a more romantic effect. Paper twine is smooth so you can glue it onto things if you want to – or put a needle with thread through it to sew it onto your latest DIY project as the final touch. And of course if you’re comfortable with knitting needles or crochet hooks you’ll be amazed by the possibilities that this material offers.
Issue 12 also features a story by Justine from upon a fold about her Japanese papermaking adventures and much more to keep you occupied and reading (and it’s definitely not a magazine you can just flip through in 15 minutes!)
So – all we can say: grab a copy or even a subscription of UPPERCASE in the UPPERCASE online shop or at one of the stockists stockists.
Our studio staples: cocoa and coffee (beans). Photography by PaperPhine
In the studio we’ve been drinking far too much coffee during the last weeks – therefore we decided to take drastic measures in the studio: no coffee beans this week – cocoa beans instead! Wishing you all a creative week.
Pixar’s WALL-E inspecting some paper twine
So this is what happens when you take work home and leave both your work (e.g. paper twine bobbins ready for a photo shoot) and your camera unattended. You come back to find some very interesting pictures on your camera that somebody else – e.g. the boyfriend – has taken. And quite obviously he likes to play as well…
We might have to invest into a bigger LEGO crane….
From time to time there are really adorable and great projects over at Kickstarter (a crowd-funding plattform). There were a few really interesting letterpress projects in the past but at the moment the Love on the Run project by porridge papers caught our attention. We know the guys from porridge papers and they’re not only really nice but also very dedicated and Love on the Run has been their way to give back to the community.
Important stuff first: Check out the Love on the Run taken Nationwide on Kickstarter now, donate and be part of it!
Porridge Papers about Love on the Run: “This event is, and always has been, a free event focused on giving love back to the local community. During the event, participants attend an open house where they compose original love notes on antique typewriters. Each note is left with a recipient’s address and hand-delivered by our volunteers free of charge on Valentine’s day.” If this is not sweet (note to all the boyfriends of the PaperPhine-girls: we want hand-typed messages in bottles, too!).
With Kickstarter Porridge Papers is trying to raise money to create a how-to manual including everything from tips on locating and servicing typewriters that are almost 100 years old, to ideas on organizing delivery of each and every note in the community. Also they want to create a trademark that ensures that the Love on the Run event and the ideas and values that it was created from will be upheld no matter how many cities participate.
There are some pretty sweet rewards when you pledge for the project over at Kickstarter so have a look and also check out the Love on the Run website (note to boyfriends: some of the rewards include the typing and sending of personal Valentine’s notes).
PaperPhine in the special feature on paper “Extrablatt” in the German Burda 2/2012
We’ve been lucky and honoured that quite a few magazines have featured us and our products during the last months. Currently we’re to be found in the German Burda Style 2/2012 in their special feature on paper and paper products including work by Nel Linssen, Jeremy May, Peter Clark, Jude Miller and others. The Burda team put together a treasure trove of modern and contemporary paper design and paper art – thanks!
We already showed you some impressions from the Formland Fair in Denmark in August (the article can be found here). All those presents were lovingly wrapped and decorated by Helle and Marie from Stjernestunder – and the little stars you see are handmade paper stars by Stjernestunder as well. Today we share some more impressions and close up shots for some gift wrapping inspiration.
PaperPhine DIY: Paper Twine Bracelet in Paper Runway Issue 2 (page 51)
We love the internet and all the possibilities it offers, don’t get us wrong. But as paper lovers we’re always especially proud and honored if one of our products or the PaperPhine studio get mentioned in a printed publication – on “real” paper, so to say.
We already told you about the DIY that the lovely ladies over at Paper Runway published in their latest, second issue. Head over here to see it on page 51 or of course purchase Paper Runway to get a “real” papery copy – we’re paper lovers after all!
PaperPhine portrait in dawanda lovebook winter 2011 (page 15)
Also we’ve been featured in the recent “dawanda lovebook Winter 2011″ (in German only, sorry). And yes, that’s a picture of PaperPhine’s Linda you’re seeing there.
… in case you’re wondering: NO, we’re not called “PapierPhine”. We’re called PaperPhine. Just to make this clear.
dawanda is marketing itself heavily and often with the wrong attitude towards sellers (e.g. I’m neither allowed to use the PaperPhine logo in the shop banner because it’s “PaperPhine.com” and therefore leading people to another site – this one here! – nor can I mention the PaperPhine blog on the dawanda site for the same reason… interesting, no?). And dawanda also has a spelling problem, obviously. But still dawanda is playing an important role in the revival of DIY, arts and crafts in German speaking countries. The dawanda love book winter 2011 can’t be purchased yet but you can have a look through it here – the choice of product is nice.
PaperPhine’s wholesale agent for the Nordic countries Stjernestunder will present a chosen collection of PaperPhine products at the Formland fair in Herning (Denmark): 18 – 21 August 2011 at the booth D 3360.
Not only Helle who runs Stjernestunder and is a origami-star-master and her assistant Marie will be at the Formland but Linda from PaperPhine will join them on Thursday and Friday as well. She will be happy to chat with you about PaperPhine and give you some insight into the production process of Paper Yarn and Paper Yarn Jewelry. And you’ll even be able to spot some PaperPhine products at the Formland Trendzones.
PaperPhine’s Wholesale Customers from Nordic Countries can order comfortably on Stjernestunder’s Website.
ICO cardboard basket by ¿adónde?
It’s never too late to organize one’s life, is it? And in some cases it’s reasonable to think about some serious reorganization of an already orderly life just to have an excuse to invest in boxes and baskets. These fabulous ICO cardboard basket by ¿adónde? definitely fall into the latter category – and they’ll add some really nice colors to any desk, table, cupboard or child’s room, too. The baskets are made from recycled cardboard so there are no bad ecological feelings about the purchase, either.
Stationary Boxes by ¿adónde?
Once your life starts to get too organized it’s time to put one of ¿adónde?’s Stationary Boxes onto your desk. It looks like an organizatorial helper, too – but I’m convinced that the seven boxes it consists of will soon turn out to be a new favorite to play around with.
Altogether really sound, simple cardboard products that add some spice to their humble nature with great colors and that are perfectly suited for some serious tower-building on your desk.
There are few online shops worldwide selling ¿adónde?’s products. So if you’re not based in Europe it’s worthwhile to look around before making a purchase.