Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Paper Story, and A Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Learning Annex event on a rainy Tuesday night! I had a great time, and I think we had a really great discussion about this crazy business! For those of you who missed it, here are a few shots from the night:

The other big event in my week was a shoot we did here in my office for the "Paper Story". My designers and I have been playing around with paper a lot and trying to come up with new ways to use it to decorate a table. We have all seen the terrible monochromatic paper throws, but I really wanted to use it in a new way where you would never guess what it was. What do you think?

Can you believe these are all paper? The one on the left is a single sheet of paper that we folded over a chair, hole punched, and tied with ribbon. The next one is a thin paper chaircover glued together at the edges to secure it and festooned with paper cutouts. We used a flower shaped hole puncher on colored poster board. We used the thick paper because we wanted to make sure the flowers had some dimension to them. For the third one, we glued two sheets of paper together to make a chair cap. We added pom pom trim to the edges, and let the pattern of the paper do the talking. The last one is also a chair cap, this time with ruffled paper trim along the bottom edge. To make the chair caps, we took the measurements of the chair and then added a half inch to each side to make sure they fit. I really love the accessibility of paper, and also the idea that you can create something totally different with a material that is all around you. Go ahead, try it!
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