Friday, January 28, 2011

Japanese Paper Vase

Everyone knows how the Japanese are queens of paper art but who knew just how many different ways paper can be used.

I bought this Air Vase, as it is called, in Tokyo. Designed by Torafu Architects, it is a 'paper bowl that envelops air. You can freely change its shape.'

It starts out flat.

And ends up like this.

Turns out Torafu Architects do some pretty modern, funky architecture too - as I have just discovered looking at their website (see here). It's reassuring to know that the face of Tokyo is starting to change and its new buildings are a far cry from the old.

P.S. The best news this week is that we got council approval for the decking louvred screen which means we don't need to deal with Knucklehead Neighbour over our house again!


  1. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  2. This is very nice! Would I have seen them in flouro pink somewhere (in a magazine)?
    Yay for not having to deal with poop-head neighbour!

  3. Thats an awesome invention, some people are so clever.
    Congrats on the screen to blockout knucklehead!!!

  4. Hi jane, thats so clever!!! Also, love your upholstery in the previous post!! You did a fantastic job!!!
    Laura xx


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