Archive for September, 2011

Last Chance to check out 6 x 8 exhibitors! First chance to start organizing your year ahead!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

As the most recent inductee into The Paper Place family, I feel privileged to have not only inspiring customers, but artful and talented coworkers. Before the de-installation of our annual 6 x 6 exhibition on Friday, September 30, come in and take a look at the beautiful art works for sale! Given the mixture of media, everyone is sure to find something that suits their artistic tastes. Here is what The Paper Place staff members had to contribute:

What a beautiful variety of ways to explore Japanese Washi. I can’t wait to see next year’s submissions, so start flexing your artistic muscles now in preparation!

Another reason to pop into The Paper Place is the multitude of new calendars we have in for the 2012 year. Wall calendars, desk calendars, and day planners, oh my! Cavallini & Co. offer intricately designed calendars for the discerning sophisticate while Art Print Japan have created playful time-keepers that remind us to keep our youthful sides alive. A perfect birthday or holiday gift, these calendars as charming as all-get-out!

Each page of these Art Print Japan desk calendars feature adorable wooden forest animals. How darling!

Interesting design meets interactivity with these popular slide calendars. Just select the correct month and pull the co-ordinating tag!


Instant Décor

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

If you’re looking for a funky and fun way to freshen up your home, come check out the instant décor options available at the Paper Place! Mobiles are a great way to liven up your living space, and we have both pre-fab and DIY mobile kits.

We carry three different mobile designs from Canadian design duo Contexture that have been lovingly crafted from outdated roadmaps and recycled paper. Here’s their “As The Crow Flies” mobile hanging in our store.

Petit Collage is a line of modern baby and children’s wall décor with a vintage twist. These lovely and playful mobile designs are perfect for decorating and accessorizing your child’s room. The mobiles are ready to go straight out of the package and they feature colourful designs printed on heavy cardstock.

This just in: Mobile Art by Ayako Akazawa and Michelle Clair is a kit containing everything you need to create your own mobiles. Each portfolio includes twenty ready-to-cut mobile designs printed on high-quality archival paper, as well as step-by-step assembly instructions. All you need are scissors and thread to give a unique accent to any room.

For those who prefer an even easier mobile-making method, we also carry Kikkerland‘s Hanging Photoclip Mobile. This versatile mobile frame can be embellished with a variety of materials to create a customized decoration. All you have to do is clip your choice of photos, postcards, notes, or even decorative papers to the frame and voila! Instant mobile!


Rosie Flo’s Magical Colouring Books

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Brand new to the store are Rosie Flo & Johnny Joe colouring books – the most unusual, unique and beautiful colouring books that I’ve ever seen! Rosie Flo was created by Roz Streeten, a British illustrator and designer. Each book is themed (garden, travel, kitchen, animals, etc) and features fun clothing and settings to colour in, with space to add the rest.

Visit the store to check out the whole collection!


Fall Workshops

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Below are the Fall 2011 Workshops which run from October into November.
Call us at 416 703-0089 to book a spot before they fill up!

Woven Spine Booklets, October 4th, 6:30–8:30pm, $45Kokeshi Dolls, October 11th, 6:30-8:30pm, $45Mizuhiki Flowers, October 18th, 6:30-8:30pmEmbroidered Hardcover Books, October 19th 6:30-9:00pm, $55Cardmaking 101, October 26th, 6:30-8:30pm, $40Paper Crane Mobiles, November 1st, 6:30-8:30pm, $50Call us at 416 703-0089 to book a workshop!  The Paper Place, 887 Queen St. West, Toronto


Queen West Art Crawl

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

We had a great time on Saturday in the park at the Queen West Art Crawl! We set up a table full of art and craft goodies including googly eyes, paper flowers, paper scraps, & shapes cut out from our Candy Flake, Nepalese, and Italian papers. It was fun to watch the kids each come up with something totally unique.

Above: Finished pieces from the little artists.
Below: Work in progress…

See you next year, Queen West Art Crawl.