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:

chillin with Quillin said...

WOW thats really cool!
Paula

BellsInSpires said...

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!

SUGANTHI said...

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

Melissa said...

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. :)

Maureen said...

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

CraftyRichela said...

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

stephanie said...

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

patricia said...

These are really, really stunning. Wow.

ana @ i made it so said...

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.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

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...

Ann Martin said...

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

Kjersten said...

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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