Monday, March 29, 2010

Watch This Wall!

Watch This

Oh, I love this sort of thing! Watch This Wall - a big, collaborative piece of art which, when it's all said and done, will be auctioned off for Charity.

The Outline of the Wall...lots of work to go!

The NZ Based Clemenger Group is doing a painting - a big painting! A whole bunch of people, more talented than I, are each painting a small section of what is looking like a really great piece.

I think it's coming along quite nicely!

Their blog updates with each new addition and I am really looking forward to the final product. You can follow them on Twitter so keep watching the wall. And you can even do it yourself online!

Friday, March 26, 2010

My Famebook: The facebook notebook

Got an interesting email overnight about this new Belgium based site The idea is that "with myfamebook, you can produce a personalised notebook with feeds from your facebook on every page."

So you go to their website, some magic happens and boom - at the bottom of every page is a post from your facebook feed, which can then be added to with posts from your friends.

There is obviously then some customisation options and your notebooks comes more or less as an A5 with 200 pages and a hard cover or 320 pages and a soft cover.

Whilst I have no idea of the quality of the paper or binding, my suspicions is that it would be very low end.

Personally, on the whole idea, I am mildly amused by this. I don't use facebook and so i like the idea that the online media is acquiescing to some degree to good old fashioned paper. A kind of admission that the artifact created by an actual notebook is incalculably more valuable than some bits of data on some server somewhere.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yellow Owl Workshop

Cute Two Stamp set from Yellow Owl Workshop - love the little satchel!

Okay so it shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody that rubber stamps are pretty much the most super fun stationery item imaginable. They're cute, come in lovely little boxes, tins and satchels and are about as hands-on as somebody manually challenged like myself can get.

Cityscape Stamp Set from Yellow Owl Workshop

So i got really excited the other day when somebody showed me the Yellow Owl Workshop's site. Working out of San Fransisco, Yellow Owl creates limited edition paper goods, wedding correspondence and items for the home.

Correspondence set by Yellow Owl Workshop

I love the ceramics, the letter writing sets and postcard sets but it is their stamps where uniqueness truly meets quality and attention to detail.

California Postcard Set from Yellow Owl Workshop

My Sydney based spies have told me that Pentimento in Newtown will have these available soon but otherwise, hit their website and see what you can come up with. They also have a Blog to keep up with anything new.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cool Online Shop - Upon A Fold

Upon A Fold

There are so many great websites and blogs dedicated to paper goods and unique stationery out there but the only downside to this plethora of paper is that very few of them are Australian.

Play More More More Notebook from Upon A Fold

So it's always quite a thrill to find an Australian Based paperphile. Better still is when you find the biggest Australian Based paperphile - Sydney Based Graphic Designer, Justine, and her website Upon A Fold.

From the Upon A Fold Blog, Paper Relief by German Artist Simon Schubert.

Click away and make sure you've got some spare time. Justine's site and blog together really open up the world of paper as not just a medium through which art can be created but indeed as an art itself.