Pinterest

Pinterest makes me feel so many emotions....

HAPPINESS // Colours that make me happy, like in this platter from  Martinich and Carran

HAPPINESS // Colours that make me happy, like in this platter from Martinich and Carran

SILLINESS // I still laugh every time I see this Miley Cyrus inspired pearl necklace by  TO+WN Design

SILLINESS // I still laugh every time I see this Miley Cyrus inspired pearl necklace by TO+WN Design

ENVY // Enough said.

ENVY // Enough said.

MESMERIZED // Nature is a beautiful thing, as captured by Marco Fischer.

MESMERIZED // Nature is a beautiful thing, as captured by Marco Fischer.

INSPIRED // This poster by  Joël Guenoun  is so clever, so effective and powerful. I love how he communicates the message in this poster design.

INSPIRED // This poster by Joël Guenoun is so clever, so effective and powerful. I love how he communicates the message in this poster design.

pencils

There are some pretty cool products out there that make the pencil a visually and kinetically amazing utensil. Allow these cool products inspire you.

The Aurora display case from Fellisimo takes your coloured pencils one step further. A storage solution which creates pretty cool wall art. I'm not sure if I could bring myself to use them, but think it would actually make it look even more cool.

I love these Midori brass pencil holders at Present and Correct. Kicking it old school.

Rainbow pencils by Duncan Stotten are my favourite, They make me so incredibly happy. Made from recycled papers, when you sharpen them, you get tiny little rainbows. Love it.

I'll take anything from Studio ...who want you to "feel the weight of words". Their mechanical pencils, pens and accessories are so stunning.

As an ex smoker, I can appreciate this pencil and wish I had one when I was kicking the habit. Sized at three and a half inches, this No Smoking pencil looks just like a smoke, but is a lot healthier. Available at CW Pencil Enterprise

The Penxo lead pencil reimagines the conventional mechanical pencil by simplifying its design down to its core elements and function. The main concept behind it: simplicity. With no moving parts, Penxo’s brushed metal construction clamps around the lead, which prevents it from sliding out. 

 

And just to throw it back to childhood and the 80's... the twisty pencil at Student Supply. This takes me back to a happy place.

Faber Castell

Faber Castell is one of the worlds largest and oldest manufacturer of high-quality products for writing, drawing and creative design. It is to no surprise that their artistry and creativity shines through in their advertising. I love the thought process and execution.... Nothing else is needed other than the artwork and tagline. I get it. Brilliant.

Images via Ads of the World. Advertising Agency: Executive Creative Director:  Chief Executive Creative Director:  Art Directors: Andereas Balog,  Copywriters: Nicolas Becker,  Graphic Designer: Fabian Halder

instagram :: paper

Instagram is an amazing place. I love seeing what people are doing... Whether it be showcasing their talent, relaxing in their favourite chair sharing their view, or documenting their travels. I often think how isolated my brain would have been without social media... there is so much out there to see!  So I thought I would share a few of my favourites.

The following three share the love for the paper medium. Paper can be transformed in so many ways, and these three are all so talented and inspiring.


Madamoiselle Maurice

Madamoiselle Maurice

French artist Madamoiselle Maurice combines two loves of mine: paper and street art. Her "origami street art" masterpieces have a connection with the events of March 11, 2011 in Japan and the story of Sadako Sasaki and the folding of 1000 cranes. I am mesmerized by her work. I love how it is delicate and raw.

Instagram: @mademoisellemaurice  .  online:  mademoisellemaurice.com


Amaranthus Paper Flora

Amaranthus Paper Flora

Amaranthus Paper & Flora specializes in handcrafted crepe paper flowers, and I love seeing the creations they make. I think they're beautiful, and after finding out the heart and soul behind their bouquets, I love them even more! Those with cancer and other serious illnesses who suffer from Immunosuppression cannot receive live flowers or plants due to the risk of infection. Enter Amaranthus Paper & Flora- who also donates bouquets to those fighting for their life. Beautiful inside and out.

Instagram: @amaranthuspaperflora  .  online: amaranthuspaperflora.com


Hoang Tien Quyet

Hoang Tien Quyet

Hoang Tien Quyet is an origami wizard from Vietnam. His work makes me smile and makes my jaw drop at the same time. His passion for origami shines so brightly. He started as a small boy and found joy in making his own toys.... a brilliant small boy! I am very thankful for his years of patience, inspiration and honing his craft... his work is truly magnificent.

Instagram: @htquyet  .  online: htquyet.origami.vn


photos above from artists Instagram.