Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these Pochi Bukuro, small envelopes to enclose a token of your gratitude. They come in a wide variety of designs including traditional, seasonal and contemporary. We found these modern designs at Japanese site, Klastyling. We love the simplicity of the designs and felt that this would be a wonderful weekend project. Complete instructions in Japanese can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Klastyling.
Thinking about trying our hands at paper cutting. These designs are the works of Japanese cutting artist, illustrator and designer Yuya Takamizawa. His work is influenced by folk art from around the world and Scandinavian design. He creates his work at Atelier Folk where he sells paper cutouts, tenugui (cloth towel), and postcards while his wife sells yeast bread and jam. You can view his work on his website and Instagram. You can also view his wife’s culinary expertise on Atelier Sparrow and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Yuya Takamizawa.
Admiring these intricately cut paper collages created by UK based artist Jane Robbins. She studied
graphic design at Hornsey College of Art focusing primarily on printmaking. She later began to work in paper collage and with encouragement from family and friends decided to make it a full time career. Her unique and beautiful collage images are inspired by flat pattern, patchwork, and found objects. You can view more of her work on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Jane Robbins.