The Sunday Paper #156, April 30
I find it extremely fun yet super stressful to pick papers for projects! I’ve pretty much finalized the selection for the 2018 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, and now I’m busy photographing the projects. Here’s a sneak peak of next April’s project, a star lantern, which features a fibrous Japanese paper.
For the past 4 years, Green Field Paper has created 100% recycled, plantable die cut airplanes that were given out to the lucky Delta passengers on Earth Day.
I used to follow Galbraith & Paul when they made lamps with paper shades years and years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they’re still going strong, with a slight shift in gears. They’re still make lamps (although not with handmade paper) and in addition, they making gorgeous wallpapers, fabrics and more.
South Florida middle schoolers are folding paper to teach their communities about Florida’s River of Grass. Origami Everglades is an art project creating life-sized sculptures of the region’s endangered species using modular origami.
These paper boxes by Elisa Mearelli have depth! I like what she says: “The shadow and the light areas inside them will change during the day as it changes the sunlight that seeps inside.”
Here’s a lovely story about D’Banana Craft, a paper company in Malaysia, that was awarded a grant for their innovative work with banana fiber.