In the Studio: I’m making some headway with all of the mother words I’ve received. Stay tuned for more details soon. In the meantime, I’m busy working out the details for upcoming workshops in Seattle (June 27/28), Portland (July 10-12) and New York City (September 26/27). Feel free to send me an e-mail if you’d like to be on the notification list when registration for these workshops begins! I’m also available for private consultations when I’m in these cities – let me know if you’re interested.
This folded paper donut shows off the amazing capabilities of origami – notice that the donut hole stays the same size when the paper is compressed, so that any number of objects can be protected in the hole (think packaging).
Shawn Sheehy may be the first (and only) artist to combine his love of handmade paper and pop-ups in a trade book. His brand new book, Welcome to the Neighborhood, has just been published by Candlewick Press. Shawn created unique handmade papers that were scanned and reproduced in the book. I can’t wait to handle it!
Have you seen these cool chairs that were featured in the NY Times T Magazine a couple of weeks ago? Patricia Urquiola’s crinoline collection is made from abaca fibers (my favorite papermaking fiber!) and colored polyethylene string by artisans in the Philippines. The fiber is stretched over painted and powder-coated aluminum frames.
Okay, I usually post only one video per week, but I couldn’t resist this one … you’ll get a good laugh!
And while we’re on the theme of TP (did you watch the video above?) here’s an interesting article about the genesis of this paper that will surely never go out of fashion.
About The Sunday Paper: The Sunday Paper is published by Helen Hiebert Studio. They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, I bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!