Monday, February 08, 2010

Retro Boxes!

We have really felt the full tropical extent of our city over the last few days.  The weather has been unbearably hot and humid.  Fortunately this evening has brought a refreshing cool breeze!
I couldn't bear to work with fabric in this heat, so I have spent a number of hours folding these origami boxes. 

I am building up a few themed collections, which will soon be for sale. These are some of the Typographical set.
I have had a set of these boxes in my lounge for a few months.  I find them a very interactive decorative set.  I love the interest that they create. Guests pick them up, turn them around, ask what they are and then their faces light up when they realise they are made from LP covers and they take a trip down memory lane or into the past, depending on their age.
Working this closely with these boxes is so pleasing. I am able to appreciate each individual design as I go. I am not always sure how they will turn out until they are folded.  The front of the Cover forms the top lid of the box and the back of the cover forms the base.

18 comments:

Estelle said...

The look great. I love the idea of having them displayed like that!

(I'm also not handling the heat here in Jozi; also humid {in relative terms of course}.)

Di Overton said...

So sorry for not being around much lately, manic busy with new Ghost stuff.
Am taking some time today to do the rounds of the blogs and catch up - refreshing the soul
Much Love
Di
x
PS Love those boxes

Anairam said...

I love mine too - it is displayed in my living room, and I keep photos in it!

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dinkum design said...

Ah...Pink Floyd, I had that album. These are super.

red or gray art said...

how i relish a box made by hand with fun and beautiful papers...

Heloise Bottomley said...

Finally I get to feast my eyes on your lovely blog again. I haven't got back to mine yet but you are certainly an inspiring place to start. These are absolutely beautiful.

Heloise

hatjunkie said...

Very cool looking. I know what you mean about the fabric. I am busiest sewing polar fleece in the dead of summer. Fortunately the dead of summer in NOva Scotia is really not that hot.

sakurasnow said...

These are great, and they look so good on those shelves - the colours and contrasting 'patterns' of each box really *pop* against the white. Lovely!

Lynne said...

they are so cool! love th way they are displayed, too! i feel for you n the durban heat but would trade it in anano-sec for the sno we're getting here at the mo:)

frayedattheedge said...

I make similar boxes but on a much smaller scale, using Christmas and birthday cards!

Anairam said...

I had to laugh when I saw your new tp inner link. I saw this idea in a Real Simple magazine about three or four years ago, and showed it to L'Usband who was very taken with it - he uses tp inners for all his cables - computers, speakers, camera, cellphone rechargers, you name it! In fact, I think that might be when and how the collection started!

kendalee said...

Again, these are lovely Denise! I am still enjoying mine too, it keeps some of my earrings safe... pretty and functional - the best combo. Hope the heat breaks soon for you :)

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I think its an awesome idea.

Creative Cotton said...

These boxes are really cute.

Lauren said...

Such a cool idea!

Anke said...

I absolutely love these. They look like they are displayed in a fancy interior shop...so pretty.

coelho said...

so stunning keep us posted as to where & when you sell them - i'm in for some!