Favorites December 2012

December 5th, 2012 2 Comments

 

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My friend Frances recently introduced me to projects with handmade papers.  These prints are deliciously mesmerizing and rich with color, I could stare at them for hours.  The top photo is of a paper from Tibet and I’m having a hard time mustering up the nerve to take a pair of scissors to it!

Check out this Tibetan Paper site with more incredible examples of prints and a condensed 5 step process of how the paper is made.

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Frances also showed us how to make boxes—repurposing old hardbound books and using their thick board covers to construct the frame, glue it together, then cover everything with these exquisite papers.  I already have a thing for containers, bags and boxes…this introduction of artisan papers only adds fuel to that fire.

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For this box I cut out the internal pages from the book but left the cover and binding intact.  Then I glued together a box that fit and decorated it.  Martha Stewart eat your heart out!

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And now onto another set of fun distractions…

Thanks to all of you who spend way too much time online searching for cool stuff then either send it to me or let me link!

Favorites for December 2012

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Gravity Glue — the art of Balancing by Michael Grab.

Here is more about him on This Is Colossal

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Guitar Flash Drive

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Re-purposed gifts from one of my favorite sites: CMYBacon

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Bike Fork Bottle Opener

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Upcycled Vintage Radios for your iPhone

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Almond or Coconut flour paleo bread—I have yet to try it but it sounds interesting

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An incredible aerial shot of Yunnan, China    (thank you again, cmybacon!)

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The Terrific Pacific Cookbook —looks like a great intro to Pacific fusion cooking

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Miniatur Wunderland in Germany—must see to believe!

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Beautiful wooden spoons by Nic Webb

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Handmade Knife-Roll Tool-Bags by Erik Desjarlais

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Around the World in 6,237 pictures

 

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This is such great paper for the Chinese Year of the Tiger (that we are still in for another two months) that I had to get it in two different colors.

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2 Comments

  1. Carol Hampton Moskowitz says:

    These look like they’d make GREAT Christmas presents!! :-)

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