Friday, April 8, 2011

Air Vases from Upon a Fold

I've been eying the lovely Australian paper shop, Upon a Fold, ever since it opened just over a year ago. Owners/graphic designers, Justine and Matt, traveled to Japan last June. It's no surprise then, considering Japan's flair for beautiful paper goods, that many of Upon A Fold's products are imported from there.


Case in point... these collapsible, reversible, and fabulous paper Air Vases. Designed by Torafu Architects, not only do they look like a ton-o'-fun to shape (here's a must-see little video), they can also be stamped with ink to make a colorful statement.

12 comments:

  1. wow those don't even look real...i want to touch it to make sure it's not a dream! it's like magic!
    i LOVE upon a fold, it's such a cute store. seems like australia has an amazing paper scene, like upon a fold and paperform. so cool!

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  2. Amazing! Its so difficult to think that the vase is made of paper.such an interesting video too.

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  3. Wow! Those are amazing. I've flagged this so that I come back and watch the video some time when I don't have a munchkin crabbing in my ear. :)

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  4. Enjoyed the video. I love that it's all a matter of touch.

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  5. Truly magical! And how crazy that it's paper?? Love it.

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  6. it's amazing what & how people do with paper! lovely lovely lovely!

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  7. These are really, really stunning. Wow.

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  8. so light and pretty! i can see them upside down as some sort of lamp embellishment (after your last lamp post, i have it on my mind it seems!). the video was fun to watch.

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  9. Fascinating. Thanks so much for linking that video. These are so lovely. There's another video of them all hanging from a very high ceiling. I can imagine them done up as jelly fish in a kid's room...

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  10. I'm glad you all enjoyed seeing the vases.

    Mel thanks, I hadn't noticed that video, but you're right... it's very cool to see so many of them hanging.

    Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/TORAFUARCHITECTS#p/u/2/iSDY6vrb8Lg

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  11. wow! They're so fragile looking, hard to believe they are made of paper. I liked seeing the colorful one in the video too. Thanks for posting.

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