Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Marie Gudme Leth - Pioneer of Print

Prints: Guinea Fowl 1941; inset: Lime Leaf 1946
Reporting back on an exhibition showcasing the work of an inspirational and influential Danish print designer. Marie Gudme Leth (1895-1997) - Pioneer of Print, at Design Museum Danmark (Copenhagen). The exhibition has closed recently - I was lucky to catch it.

Marie Gudme Leth's bold and simple designs haven't dated - they still look fresh today. According to the museum brochure, "Leth revived textile printing as an artisanal craft in Denamark around 1030...". She reinvented herself several times during her long and productive career, adapting to changes in taste and manufacturing methods. 

Here's a link to a Google Images collection of Marie Gudme Leth's work. 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Pleated Paper Shades at Design Museum Danmark

Saw these superb paper pleated lampshades at Design Museum Danmark (Copenhagen). You should definitely swing by if you, too, are lucky enough to go on a hygge hol! :) I believe these shades are crafted by a selection of designers (very sorry - credits photographed blurry). 

If you would like to learn how to create your own paper pleated lampshades, this book should be your first port of call:
Here's a link to my review of Paul Jackson's Complete Pleats.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Lift-Out Cupcake Box

Still channelling cupcakes here! :) Another packaging lightbulb idea today - looks like an ordinary petal-close box. But hey - what's this? Not all the flaps are attached to the box base. Lift the two opposite free flaps to raise the cupcake out of the box. Tah dah.
Look above - the box has a liner with flaps attached.
Here's your freebie cupcake box:


Lift-Out Cupcake Box

1 Print box templates on 160 gsm photocopier card.

2 Score the fold lines; cut out.

3 Stick the flap liners onto the flip side of the top flaps. Match the colours. Glue stick is fine.

4 Assemble the box base, gluing adjacent flaps (or use d/s tape).

5 Lower the box liner into the box at right angles to the flaps on the box itself.

6 Pierce a hole in a corner and tie the gift tag on to the box with craft thread.

7 Petal-close lid: to close the box fold down the flaps consecutively, tucking under as needed. The left side on each flap goes underneath - flower corner on top. 

So there you go.That's a wrap. Happy cupcakes to you!