Thanks to Ann and her blog All Things Paper we discovered the paper jewelry by Sydney’s Rowan Shaw of Frank Ideas. Rowan’s work is very special and inspiring especially for the paper twine enthousiast so we want to quickly share some pictures with you.
Rowan not only works with paper but with a wide range of materials including felt, rubber, buttons, textiles, recycled plastic, color and fabric (we only show you the paper jewelry here). Ann also asked Rowan why she enjoys creating with paper:
“…because of the colours and textures. As you can tell I’m quite eclectic, both in my taste and the materials I use for making jewellery. I find working with paper therapeutic when I’m in the right mood. You have to to be patient and gentle to create with paper and since most of my life is a chaotic flurry of activity, occasionally it’s nice to take time to think and be quiet and work at a slower pace.
You can see more of Rowan’s jewelry here. Also Ann has been very busy the last year putting together a first All Things Paper book and we’re already very excited about it. The book is due to be released in 2013 and we’ll surely keep you posted about it.
The Pinpoint – a pinboard that doubles up as room divider or portable wall and the storage system The Coop.
I guess by now it’s clear that I’m a huge fan of cardboard furniture. Lightweight, easy to assemble and disassemble (a huge plus if you’re likely to move around a lot like I tend to do) and with a minimalistic and “no fuss approach” – cardboard furniture by KARTON seems to have it all. And it has some industrial touch, too, so it would not only fit perfectly into my flat but also into the studio. Not to mention it’s extreme strenght so it’s perfect to store not only bobbins but also books and other heavy stuff on cardboard shelves (after all you can build houses out of cardboard as well).
Not only storage solutions, stools and desks are offered by the KARTON but also whole bedrooms featuring the Paperpedic Bed – with a load capacity of close to a ton, this paper bed sleeps 1-10 comfortably.
KARTON means “cardboard” in German – an interesting choice for a company based in Australia. Also their designs are by the German designer Hans Peter Stange and as KARTON claims on their website “KARTON is what you get when you leave a stack of cardboard sheets alone in a room with some of Europe’s brightest engineers.”. The only downside is that currently they only ship within Australia but I’m hoping that this will change soon, too.