Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Check out our Treasury!

Check out the treasury we created on Etsy!
It features some of our favorite Etsy items!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paper Dress!

LOVE this paper dress by Sandra Backlund, who won the French Hyeres Fashion Festival last year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Papermode store is up!

We got some new products up in the store! Check out our hand-embroidered boxes and paper earrings! More coming later this week!
PLUS!! To promote our new store and blog, the first ten people who buy anything from our store and mention this blog will get a FREE pair of earrings!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Anthropologie window displays

I walked by the local Anthropologie store the other day and could not believe their window displays! Big flowers and sculptures all made from old books! Words cannot describe them, so here are pictures (sorry for the bad quality, I only had my phone with me).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Joan Grubin

Joan Grubin's work is a combination of painting, sculpture, and installation. I love her manipulation of color! She says:

"My work is a hybrid combining painting, sculpture,
and installation. I work with color and light, using
acrylic on paper, and the phenomena of reflected
color on the wall. Each piece is an interaction between
painted paper elements pinned out from the wall, and
the color cast on the wall by unseen fluorescent paint
on the back of the paper, which implicates the wall and
the surrounding space in the piece.

These floating paintings exist in the gap between
painting and object. Subtle manipulation of color
relationships between the frontal plane and the colored
glow on the wall causes an optical disorientation, which
raises questions about the discrepancy between what
we see and what we know. Part of the meaning of
my current work resides in the tension created between
maximum optical energy and minimal physical materiality."


Monday, April 7, 2008

Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig makes sculptures out of film and paper. Here are some samples of his work:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Marion Bataille is an amazing book artist. This video is actually just a mock up, the real thing is due to be published in October 2008.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Organic Abstracts

Paul Jackson has been making these organic sculptures since the 1990s, and still continues to make them today. He has a collection of over 250 pieces. His sculptures are inspired by bacteria, shells, and seed heads. The paper is colored with charcoal and dry pastel and then sealed to create a matte surface.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Favorite paper clothes

Unknown artist

Edward Maeder

Unknown Artist

Robert Ryan

Susan Stockwell

Jackie Abrams

Jackie Abrams has been one of my favorite paper basket artists for a long time. She makes her baskets out of heavy watercolor paper which she paints herself. She has been making baskets sine 1975.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Studio C'ai Lun

Dennis Yuen has been making books since he was a little kid. Yuen practices coptic, long stitch, stab, pamphlet and flat-back binding. Although he usually offers a new variation to these traditional techniques. I absolutely love his journals! My favorite is the gold one. He sells them through greenjeans and occasionally through his etsy store.

Here are even more pictures of his journals.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Video by Jen Stark

Really cool video by Jen Stark, sort of like a dynamic representation of one of her sculptures.
Love it!

Friday, February 15, 2008


Foldschool provides D.I.Y. cardboard furniture kits for kids! You can download the patterns right from your computer. I love the philosophy behind the product:

"Mass culture is run by superficiality and ecological absurdity. Foldschool supports craftsmanship as a face-to-face approach to design and brings together product and user the closest possible.
The mindset of foldschool is to restore design to one of its original missions: to provide a product at an affordable price through a smart manufacturing process."

Great idea! I really appreciate their mission.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's day!

Some cute cut-paper valentines from www.katespade.info

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Letterpress printing

Cool video about letterpress printing...


Jill Sylvia

Jill Sylvia (on whom I cannot find more information...) cuts the cells out of ledger paper, making the paper into delicate lace. After hand-cutting the cells out of the grid, she uses the cells by gluing them down to a bigger piece of paper.

Hot Printing!

This wintersession I had an awesome time TA-ing for Elana Wetzner's Hot Printing class! Everyone made really beautiful things. Today was the last day, and here are the student's results:

Come see the show!! Feb 21 - Mar 6

Class shot (with Elana- front far right)

Elana's goodies