Archive for June, 2011

New Window – Origami Dresses & Bows for Summer!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

We are very excited about our fun new summer window bursting with origami dresses and bows made out of our vibrant Nepalese papers! The pattern for the dress can be found in the book Crease + Fold by Sok Song (available here at the store) and the bow pattern can be found here at Tweety Atelier in the origami section.


Put a bird on it – Chiyogami Style!!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

This morning a customer came up and calmly informed us that there was a bird on the Chiyogami table by the front door (We have recreated the incident above using a felt bird).  He promptly flew out the door but unfortunately left us a little ‘gift’ on his way out.  We were reminded of a favourite video of ours here at the store from Portlandia.


The Repurposed Library

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Lisa Occhipinti’s book “The Repurposed Library” has arrived at The Paper Place, bursting with inspirational ideas for recycling old books into beautiful works of art. Occhipinti’s book is visually stunning with easy-to-follow instructions for over thirty different home decorating projects.

Visit to see more examples of Occhipinti’s amazing artwork, including her subtle, yet evocative mixed media paintings and drawings.

If you find Occhipinti’s website and artwork as inspirational as I do, you’ll want to come down to The Paper Place for “The Repurposed Library” and try out some of her great ideas in your own home!


Message Burger!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

We have this fantastic product available at the store… right in time for BBQ season, it’s a paper burger! What could be better? The package comes with one box for the burger (requires folding and a dab of glue), and enough heavy cardstock snap-outs to make 2 burgers. All of the fix-ins are included – cheese, tomato, bacon, more cheese, patties, buns, etc. You can write your message on any or all of the parts.

I was anxious to put one together (and to see the expression on my recipient’s face…) Check it out below.


Living With Washi

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

If you have wandered by or into the store lately you will see that our current windows feature Japanese Papers for the Living With Washi event taking place in the city. There are just a few days left to take advantage of the series of events, exhibitions and lectures organized by The Japanese Paper Place. The events run until the 18th of June and our windows feature Kozuke White and Ivory that have designs painted on them with sumi-e ink. The papers were then “crumpled” by hand and worked until they developed a fabric like softness. Perfect for all kinds of decorative use such as shoji screens, lamps and pillows . . . even clothing! Check out for more information.