Carmen uses vintage paper and upcycled magazines to create stylish totes, laptop cases, sunglasses holders, clutches, wristlets, and messenger bags - all are functional and quite durable, thanks to a laminating process.
She also creates one of a kind home decor items. This six bottle wine rack fashioned from Italian magazines and wooden dowels caught my eye, as did this folded book nativity with elegant, modern lines.
Carmen crafts a variety of clever birdhouses from rolled strips of recycled paper, such as this retro trailer/camper. Meant to be used for indoor display only, there's no doubt it would catch the attention of your guests.
She has a knack for creating flowers from a variety of recycled papers, and often makes bridal bouquets and table decor, such as these mulberry paper carnations and khadi paper (cotton rag) moth orchid place cards.
At the moment, Carmen is creating a new collection of flower designs that she plans to gather into a book. Here's a sneak peek...
Final image by photographer Gabriele Balestra; all others by Carmen Björnald of CeeBee Recycle.