Thursday, 29 September 2011

I Fermly believe that these guys are fab.

PIPO has finally moved out. The stress is finally over! And with the thought of a new home on my mind, I have been looking for some lovely little homey things. I was drawn to this by my friend Jil who blogged it....
Ferm Living is a Danish company that aims at designing and manufacturing interior products with a graphic touch. Have a look at their range of wall stickers and decals. PIPO loves these suitcase decals – if I had these on my wall I think I would feel inspired all of the time. Bea-u-tiful. And also the sewing kit wall decal! Amazing.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

This is Colossal

This is Colossal is a blog that explores the intersection of art, design and physical craft. There are frequent posts that have nothing to do with art, design, or craft but are just interesting and worthwhile. PIPO really likes Jennifer Collier's Paper Devices, with her typewriter pictured here.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Paper Convention Collective

The Paper Convention is directed by Lisa Loxley with the help of many hands. It is a collaborative collective dedicated to the documentation of Paper Expressionism. It is a simple, powerful statement that aims to encourage and harness emerging paper artists and makers. It is a message that insists on the notion of community and utilises art as a catalyst for documenting and bringing communities together. From designers to artists to paper enthusiasts, the collective believe in collaborative initiatives, exchanging ideas and supporting the paper community. The Paper Convention Collective also introducing the highly anticipated A4 Paper Festival - an event unique to Sydney, Australia and solely dedicated to the uses of print and paper. It offers audiences insight in contemporary developments with paper, by means of groundbreaking exhibitions, lectures and workshops. PIPO cannot wait until the one next year and hopes to be able to make it.

What the Hex?

This is a quick post for all you digital design geeks out there. What the Hex is a game where you are given a hex code and a set of multiple choice colour swatches for you to choose the correct one. Fun for those who understand it... I showed it to a few friends who hadn't a clue what the whole things was about!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Nothing pear shaped about this...

PIPO has recently been introduced to PopDeluxe, a site that hosts all sorts of retro and cool things. One of the favourites is this memo block shaped like a pear. Pull a leaf out of its 3D form, or keep them attached for a novel little twist on a diary. PIPO is also loving these cute little monster sticky notes, too.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Handcut Typography

Sydney based designer and paper artist Bianca Chang creates beautifully complex typographic sculptures by sequentially cutting shifting forms out of dozens, if not hundreds, of sheets of paper. Once stacked, the three-dimensional letters are born.
Just looking at this, PIPO cannot wait to get her hands on that laser cutter....

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Paper Eyelashes

Here's an unusual but lovely idea by nonesuchthings. Now, I can't think of an ocassion they would be suitable for, but just looking at the detailing in the scenes makes me want to find one. See more photos of the eyelashes here. Also have a look at these leaf post it notes. The packaging finishes them off nicely.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Beautiful Paper Garlands

These delicate paper garlands are by French crafter Mi Avril. Each limited edition garland is handmade from recycled paper, second-hand papers and organic cotton thread. Mi Avril uses environmentally friendly materials as much as possible. (PIPO went particularly nuts over the Pantone swatch ones!)