Archives for the month of: February, 2011

Owl Poster by Krisitne Mandsberg

I have fallen completely in love with Kristine Mandsberg´s graphic universe, I hope you find it as inspiring as I do:D

Kristine Mandsberg is a Danish designer, based in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, 2008, specialising in printed textile. Kristine is working in the crossover between art and design, 2D and 3D, exploring how materials, textiles and illustration combined can produce interesting visual outcomes, displayed through several different medias. Most of her work is linked to a narrative, and is often a startingpoint, when new work is taking its’ form. She has since her graduation, received grants from The Danish Arts Foundation, and exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions.

 

 

Croco Illustration by Kristine Mandsberg

Kristine is also freelancing for several companies, and has among other things developed a textile collection for IKEA, and is designing artworks for fashion (ao Soft Gallery). Other areas, she has explored, is as set-designer for the opera “The First Commandment”, and working with costumes and other project based set-design projects, which is an area that interests her a lot.

Drops Collage by Kristine Mandsberg

Krstine about her inspirations: “I can get inspired by pretty much everything which surrounds me. However my inspiration depends very much on the project that I do. For my own work the idea often comes from some sort of narrative, which I want to visualize through a certain media. The project is therefore linked to words or a headline, which describes an idea or a thought. Where as the stuff that I do for clients often has its’ starting point in a visual idea, which is then developed into something unique.”

Still from video animation “Structure” by Kristine Mandsberg

Kristines dream project: “There are lots and lots of project that I want to do, and people that I would like to work with. If I should define my dream project it would be to do some kind of huge scale installation or theatre project. It should be a project where I could work with all the different things that I like to combine, such as animation, video, illustration, textile, materials, costumes, props, space and body, linked to a narrative that would give the viewers some kind of experience visually and emotionally.”

The Freaky King and Queen by Kristine Mandsberg

People who inspire Kristine:

Filmmaker: Tim Burton (I love his visual style, a mix between reality and fiction)

Photographer: Tim Walker (and the set designer Shona Heath, which he often works with)

Japanese Fashion designer: Tsumori Chisato (her prints is amazing, colourfull and humoristic) Note: Kawaiicph will blog about her on Thursday!

Danish artist: Cathrine Raben Davidsen

You should all know: A collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis

Birds and Feathers textile print by Kristine Mandsberg

Printed textile by Kristine Mandsberg

Thank you Kristine for letting med use your lovely pictures. If you want to buy posters and graphics by the artist they can be purchased at Butikcmyk in Copenhagen.

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After many failures I finally learned how to make the origami paper crane and here is the result. I have borrowed books about origami at the library but I still think the best way to learn paperfolding is by video tutorials where you can repeat and watch again. Inspired by blogger Brinja ´s miniature creations and Origami Jewellery I have decided to try to make the cranes in tiny scale for earrings. You can see the result at the end of this post!

I just wanted to show my new jewellery box from NoMess which is perfect for tiny jewellery parts.

The small colored acryllic boxes from NoMess are really cute, and a great idea for a jewellery gift box. And below are some origami lillies I made, click here for instructions.

And this is how the tiny cranes turned out: They will need two varnish glue coatings and they will be ready for earhooks!

And tadaa! Tell me what you think.

I stumbled upon this super cute blog by Brinja in Copenhagen. She is a supercreative  shopowner who, as one of her hobbies, recreates her apartment in miniature scale 1:12. I think this idea is so original and inspiring and puts life and our purchases in perspective. All items in the miniature apartment are almost exact copies of her real home and when she rearranges the furniture or buys new ones, the scale apartment is refurnished as well.

Brinja´s miniature has attracted quite a lot of attention: on the picture above her creation is getting ready for a photo shoot . There is something hypnotic about it and the time and effort it must take to create this little world in such detail.

Even the papers and magazines are carefully scaled. I could just stare at this tiny wonderland all day.

When Brinja and her husband had their daughter they had to make some changes to the apartment and I can´t wait to see tiny toys appear in the corners of the miniature apartment as well. Notice the changing table on the wall above and in the background of the picture of Brinja and her daughter Vilja below!

Brinja has so many how-to tips and generous give-aways like this pin on the picture below -and her blog is in English!

You can also visit Brinjas webshop here.

Horse eyelash by Paperself

Paperself have created these beautiful eyelashes available in 11 styles, each infused with symbolic meaning rooted in Chinese culture:
Horses: symbolic of success
Peony: for happiness and good fortune
Peach blossom: a symbol of love and romance
Peacock: auspicious and lucky days
Butterfly: free, beautiful and sensitive
Clown: brings happiness

Horse eyelash by Paperself

Launched in 2009 by London based designer Chunwei Liao, Paperself unites artists, designers and manufacturers from East to West. Challenging conventions of product design, Paperself offers a stylish alternative in furniture, homeware and accessories for eco-conscious living. Paperself is fast gaining recognition for its inventive adaptations, having exhibited at numerous trade fairs and design forums across the globe, as well as being featured in some of the top international publications and online media. Continuing to expand and evolve, Paperself looks to the future, seeking out new talent, transcending traditions and promoting the perception of paper through new eyes.

Deer and butterfly eyelash by Paperself

Peach flower eyelash by Paperself

Peacock eyelash by Paperself

 

Available online here

Artist and designer Joel Henrique´s D.I.Y. blog  Made by Joel is a wonderful inspiration to everyone with kids. Joel Henriques is the father of twins and seems to generate new creative ideas from looking at objects with a childs curiosity. Everyday objects are reborn as toys or decorative elements. On his blog he describes how to create everything from tiny wallnut boats to dollhouses and playing cards.

Here some empty cerial boxes were transformed into this marble run:

 

Cerial box marble run

Branch forest for lego toys

Wall hanging box aquarium

This blog is so inspiring and made me look at empty tins and plastic boxes with curiosity,  I have begun washing and storing them so I can reuse them and build paper cities, velcro dolls and cardboard mobiles. For more information and great ideas visit the blog Made by Joel or his website Joel Henriques Art.

Catapult toy

 

Vintage fabric dolls

Pictures from Kawaiicph

Bubbles

Origami City

Princess

Shop

Tiny Bird

Glitter and sunshine

Confetti

Engel

Snow

Light

Cellofane

Feather