Sharon Etgar lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel where she makes fabric and paper collages, her work aims to translate themes of mood and memory into colour and abstract form.
Takashi Kuroyanagi has visited many workshops in Kyoto to record the techniques of the various craftsmen based there, this subject is Kurotani, a paper making town near Kyoto.
Stepping outside the box is Chicago-based creative Chad Kouri, an artist who experiments with flat colours and forms to create unique compositions using a number of different mediums.
A selection of beautifully crafted mobiles by Japanese artist Kayo Miyashita that are made from paper and wire, her eye for asymmetry and the natural order of things is very appealing.
After last weeks feature with designer Masanori Oji, it seemed right to highlight another inspiring Japanese creative in the form of industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Although more mainstream, I have numerous books on his works and I’m especially inspired by his collaboration with Jasper Morriso
Anybody else inspired by Naoto Fukasawa? .. hmm silly question we know, which is why we didn’t second chance the opportunity to get his SIWA collection in the shop, because as you will soon see his products are absolutely incredible. Teaming up with Japanese Washi paper maker ONAO, Naoto has produ
The paper modelling trend is still going strong, although their are a few creative collectives out there that are really taking it into new territory. This set called ‘Lucky’ by Russian design group People Too is exquisitely detailed, placing them in my eyes as one of the best. I am alwa