Category Archives: Handcrafted

Thisispaper

ThisIsPaper

If I lived in Warsaw, Poland I would probably try to get a job at this studio, Thisispaper. The multidisciplinary design studio was founded by Alexander Zakharov and Zuzanna Gasior. Really liking these bags and rucksacks in their shop, particularly the labeling of these items. Here are a few things they have written about themselves on their website:

“At Thisispaper Shop we source and make items that are lasting, sustainable and well-designed, which we believe should be a norm, not luxury.”

“We value timeless over trendy, few over many and plain over fancy – that’s probably the most condensed way of putting into words what Thisispaper Shop is about.”

“All of them (products) are made with respect for the Earth’s scarce resources and little concern for passing trends.”

Product Tag Line:  “What we save, saves us”.

Images: Courtesy of Thisispaper.

 

Tales from the Desk

TalesFromtheDeskLove this handmade stationery line sold under the brand name, Tales from the Desk. Each item is created based on their original rubber stamp designs. Saw this line and had a “why didn’t we think of that” moment. We’ve had these moments a lot since starting this blog. Anyway, you can follow them on their website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Images: Courtesy of Tales from the Desk.

Jen Stark

JenStarkJen Stark is the contemporary artist behind these amazing hand cut paper sculptures. She draws inspiration from patterns in nature, wormholes and sliced anatomy. The intricate geometric works are further highlighted by her use of vibrant colors. On a recent interview she says this of her work:

“There are so many natural forms that have complex mathematical equations that we don’t even know how to calculate, yet is seems like this equation flows through so many living things from fractals to snowflakes, and from the shape of a hurricane to the similar-looking milky way galaxy. I love to think that there is a secret answer to all these mysteries and am trying to discover it through my artwork.”

Images: Courtesy of Jen Stark.