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Sara Andersen is an illustrator and owner of the amazingly cute graphic art studio Minimega. She designs websites, logos and has a webshop where you can buy posters, postcards and other paper goodies designed by Minimega.

This image is from her blog. Sara´s style is colorful and playful, these paperbags she designed remind me so much of the candy wrappings from my childhood.

On Minimega´s blog you can also download these cute muffin wrappers, gift cards and other DIY give-aways for free.

Treat bag designed by Minimega download PDF file for free on MinimegaBlog.

This business card is designed by Minimega for a famous Danish blogger Julia Lahme. All minimega´s printed products are printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable-based inks.

Visit Minimega´s webshop here ♥

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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

If you visit Copenhagen it is a must to go to “Strædet” where alle the cute shops are nearby, my favourites are Akimbo and Retro Villa:

Wallet from Akimbo in Hyskenstræde, the place to go for gifts, cards and cute accessories

Cards and paper from Akimbo

Photos from Akimbo´s website

 

Photo from the shop Retro Villa in Badstuestræde where you can buy original retro wallpaper and handmade unique accessories

Photo: Tia Borgsmidt

Vintage Wallpaper with flowers from Retro Villa

Interior from Retro Villa

Photo: Tia Borgsmidt