Hi paper nerds! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve had lots of problems with my web host over the past few weeks but I believe everything is back in working order now. Whew! If you can suggest another hosting company that I can switch to leave a comment!
Now, lets get back to the good stuff…
Matt Shlian is a paper engineer and has been commissioned by everyone from Apple to BBDO to Queen Rania of Jordan. His work is perfect. With each sharp, precise fold his pieces marry art and science. “I use my engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have lead to collaborations with scientists at the University of Michigan. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; I see their inquiry as basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor.”
Another Sort of Infinity
Ara 117 Silver
Find out more about Matt’s process.
(All images sourced from Matt Shlian)
Britt Bass Turner is a painter from Georgia who loves working with colour to create unique works of art. I was drawn to her work because of it’s simplicity. All of her work has this easy-going, endless summer vibe going on. If you want more colour in your feed definitely follow Britt.
Now as you are already well aware I am a journal junkie. I don’t even want to try and put a figure on the number of beautiful, blank journals I have sitting in the cupboard to the right of me. The lure of a new journal is way too great for me to ignore much like shoes and handbags are to other people.
I was going through my bookmarks on the weekend when I found a link to a fabulous artist, Evelyn Henson. She creates beautiful art that inspires people to create a brightly coloured life. Now, she has a whole lot of awesome stuff on her website (art prints, greeting cards and mugs and more) but what I’m really loving are her journals. If you’re a journal junkie I think you’ll love them too. ♥
Bookshelf // Peonies // Budding Genius // Be sweet
The world created by Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, a Danish paper artist, freelance designer of haute couture fashion accessories jewellery and interiors, is soft and ethereal, full of ruffled petals and textured layers that cascade to the ground or down the body. While a lot of the work she shares online are large format installations, she also has an amazing eye for detail. Her small, refined pieces – which she describes as jewellery/garment hybrids have been worn by A-listers, fashionistas and ballerinas. Regardless of the format, whether big or small, her work exudes a certain softness – a dreaminess that makes you want just to nestle in between the petals to sleep.
(All images sourced from Marianne’s website)
How I wish to be working in this gorgeous, light, bright and most of all CLEAN workspace. How does your creative space look by the end of the week? Mine is always a little messy but you know what they say, the more creative the person the messier the desk (actually I don’t know if ‘they’ say this but they should).
(Credit: Emily A Clark’s office featured on Style Me Pretty)
When I was in primary school I had ridiculously neat hand writing. I was obsessed with being neat. I borrowed the creatively titled Lettering Book (this is a more modern version) from the library to learn different typefaces and I’d spend ages making sure each letter was spot on. I was at the top of my hand lettering game as I transitioned into high school. Unfortunately I soon learned that bubble writing and swapping full stops for love hearts was frowned upon in high school. It was heartbreaking to realise that legibility was more important than creativity. Five years of scribbling notes killed my creative game and I never hand lettered again. So when I see the work of someone like Noel Shiveley I get super jealous and I ponder what could have been.
Noel is an amazing hand letterer from Colorado Springs who creates pin worthy pieces of art including those that fit into my favourite subgenre – poignant-and-inspirational-phrases-over-grand-landscapes. Follow Noel on Instagram and prepare to be wowed.
(How’s your hand lettering game? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook)
Do you keep a Bullet Journal? I’ve been keeping one since the start of the year and I’ve found it to be a really simple way to keep track of my to-do list.
Within my bullet journal I use different icons to differentiate between tasks, events, appointments and notes. I wanted a way to keep all of these icons looking uniform so I created these stickers and they are available in my Etsy store now. Each measures 5mm in diameter so they are teeny tiny and they are available in black, grey, blue, red and green with which icons. You get two sheets of stickers which equates to 616 bullet journal icons.
The amazing designer Katie Daisy has just announced that her limited edition 2017 Forest, Field & Sea calendar is available for pre-order. If you’ve never seen Katie’s work you must check out her Etsy store – so much goodness there.
Katie’s Forest, Field & Sea is inspired by Katie’s adventures through the Forest, Field, and Sea. It’s chock full of paintings from nature — constellations, songbirds, trees, wildflowers, and lots more.
Get in quick and get your hands on a copy before they disappear.
This office is everything. There are no words.
I don’t know about you guys but my weeks are speeding by so fast! I can’t believe another Tuesday has rolled around. This week I’m sharing the Instagram account of Ashley Brook Designs. I’m really drawn to her beautiful, colourful designs. Her feed makes me so happy and I’m sure she’ll brighten up your day too. Follow Ashley here.