Posts about 'paper'

the clever 2010 calendar by noa bembibre

The stylish, Helsinki-based Noa Bembibre is back with her whimsical words in her calendar for 2010, cats let nothing darken their roar. Here are some highlights:

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With all this crummy weather we’ve been having over here, octagon, be nicer is especially appropriate.

For the 5th year anniversary of making her calendar, Noa is offering a limited edition of 500 and 2 sizes to choose from, price range $39-60 usd. Get your name on the list and purchase the calendar beginning the 19th of October right here.


mind body spirit print

i like contrast of metallic ink against this soothing blue paper emily of orange beautiful used to make her mind body spirit print. also available is metallic ink on yellow paper, and black ink on white paper.

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the 8″x10″ prints are just $10 each on etsy – a great deal!


mayuko fujino paper art

the super-talented, tokyo-based paper artist mayuko fujino (who you may remember from a previous interview here) now has an etsy shop, where we all can marvel in her intricate creations. yay!

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she uses washi paper and collage techniques to create her (so very cool) artwork.

she’s got a website and flickr stream too, for more papery goodness.


the 4×2 photo project – and giveaway!

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can i just tell you, beloved readers, how much i love the internet? certain websites exist that are so empowering, and through the tools of one of them i am pleased to announce to all of you the 4×2 project. it’s a culmination of a year-long personal photography project that i embarked upon in 2008 with my dear friend sandra soss. for the project, sandra and i challenged ourselves to take one photo a day for one month from each season of the year, a photo that represented that particular time of the year, and how we experienced it in our daily lives. the collaboration challenged us creatively and the results were frequently charming and complimentary. when we finished the project, we decided to take the best 40 shots (10 images from each season, from each of our collections) to create a 92 page, full-color soft cover book. you can find my shots on the left hand pages, and sandra’s on the right.

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now, a year after the production and post-production work is complete, we are very satisfied with this creative endeavor that we nurtured for so many months. we plan to distribute the book, which is available for $34.95, through blurb, my etsy shop, sandra’s etsy shop and perhaps even some local bookshops. we also plan to release select prints from the book as well as postcard sets in the upcoming months.

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for one lucky reader though, the price is waived, because we are giving one copy away! just leave a comment below to enter. leaving a comment here and on sandra’s blog will double your chances of winning; however, the contest is limited to 2 entries per person. make your comment by midnight central time on saturday, april 25th. the lucky winner will be announced on monday the 27th.

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please enter the contest, and when you can, pop over and have a look at the preview! i hope you’ll like it. if you do, you might be glad to know that we are currently brainstorming for our second book together, which we plan to shoot this summer.


paws for charity

You may or may not remember that I had a few projects in the works photography-wise, and I am pleased to tell you about the first one now. One of my photographs was selected for the Paws for Charity art book photo project, organized by Sara Harley! I am pleased to announce that the book has been published and is available now.

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2009 was the first year for this project, and there was a call for submissions of original art and photographic images from the US, UK, and Canada. Nearly 100 submissions were received, but only 37 were chosen to create the 40 page book, which features dogs, cats and one teddy bear (the paws part). ALL proceeds raised will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade (the charity part).

As it turns out, others have also recognized the book and its noble cause: the staff at blurb (where the book is available for purchase) has selected it as one of their favorites. It’s also currently a bestseller in their bookshop too. Hurrah!

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I think the book would make a great gift (to yourself) and would be a lovely addition to any animal lover’s bookshelf (in your house). The price is a very reasonable $17.95 for the softcover edition, and you can purchase it right here.

I am deeply honored (and very grateful to Sara) for all her efforts in organizing this project and for including me, especially with the selected image (featuring that goofy photogenic Kaiser dog). We continue to mourn his recent passing, but it truly gives us comfort to see the wonderful company he is keeping among the pages. I hope the book remains on the best seller list for a long, long time.


valentine shopping fun (round up)

late to the party, my head is swimming with all the vday goodies i’ve seen floating around here. some of these items might not make it to your mailbox before the big day but you can still enjoy looking at some of my favorite categories…

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romance in photography from jennifer squires, art of whimsy, kayleen michelle and alyson jones

valentine_jewelry

 inspired jewelry from laurie chapman, margaux lange, victoria buckley and stephanie simek

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ceramic and glass bliss from lily pottery and jeri goodman

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soft-sided accessory love from las lopezlas, fringe, stewart and brown, and linda lye

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poetic paper from l2 design collective, porterness, amy blackwell (via) and able and game (via)

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love spray from reed seifer

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chocolate creations from jean philippe maury, christopher elbow and knipschildt

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sweet and funny illustrations from laura george, seaspray blue and le papier

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pillows: pooh, humble and veronique


things we forget sticky note campaign

i like seeing projects that involve things being left behind for others to discover, so i do appreciate this start-up, guerrilla-style sticky note art campaign called things we forget, being seen currently in and around singapore:

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it is nice to have a fundamental sentiment in front of your face every now and then, doncha think?

see more here.


okayk eye chart notecards (clever)

I love these little notecards and larger sized prints from Chicago artist ohkayk. They sprung from a moment while in the optometrist’s office. I just think they are so fresh, clean and clever.

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Totally affordable too – the collection ranges from $3 to $37.50. Buy them here.

via creativeadoration


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