Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wrapped with love

I'm delighted at my latest development with my new wrapping paper. I've been working on this for a few months on and off and finally I'm happy with the design and outcome. The wrapping paper will be available for sale through various retailers from around mid september. Check the Laikonik website for stockists,

This project has been a labour of utter love for me. All my products are made with love but this one was special. Firstly I saw the wrapping paper sheet as a canvass for a big folk art design. Secondly I've always been inspired by the embroidery on a collar of a particular mens coat. It's a traditional Polish coat and the embroidery has never ceased to draw my attention and amaze me. I've always wanted to do something with it.

The wrapping paper design features elements of it as well as a fragment of a decorative butter mould. It's incredible how things used to be treasured in those days. That someone would go to the trouble of decorating and carving a wooden butter mould and then pouring the butter in, letting it set and serving it on some special occasion. Just imagine how much care would have gone into all the food being served and the table cloths ironed and the cutlery polished if just the butter was so beautifully decorated.

I will be using the design for the wrapping paper on other products amongst other things I'll be making small notebooks and propably other bits and pieces just because I won't be able to help myself. I'll add them to the blog as soon as they're done.

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Still Life with Wallpaper said...

These are beautiful.
My favourite designs so far.
Gourd on you! (will the gourd jokes never stop?)

jakob ostry gad said...

cześć Kasiu!:D ale niespodzianka nie? nie mogłem uwierzyć gdy znalazłem Cię na bloggerze! Świetne prace czynisz i widzę ,że się rozwijasz:) czad! ciekawy jestem co u Ciebie i w ogóle jak się Twojej rodzinie układa. Niestety jak to bywa zaniedbaliśmy się troszkę...mam nadzieję ,że się nie gniewasz i się odezwiesz:)

tymczasem zapraszam do mnie:)

całuję Kuba:)