[Open-weave paper via Kate's Paperie.]
As a follow up to the previous post, I thought I'd put together the first gift pairing for fall 2010. If you have someone on your list drawn to carving and fine sculpture as well as architecture and the decorative arts, the book, Grinling Gibbons & The English Woodcarving Tradition, and the exhibition catalogue, Elizabeth Turk: Recent Sculptures, could be interesting together. Or apart. Both are reasonably priced. (Again, Janet Blyberg deserves credit for my latest obsession.)
Kate's Paperie sells an incredible handmade open-weave paper that is really intended for art projects. Just for a second I envisioned wrapping the Turk book with it, but that would be seriously extravagant. I might, however, use a salvaged scrap -- layered over solid tissue -- on a tiny box.
Kate's does have a terrific alternative lace paper priced to use as gift wrap. The circle pattern is particularly appealing. I think it reminds me of the textiles in this old saved photograph, below.
[Update 11.7.10: Tokyo Jinja sent me a message saying that she saved this image, too. She notes that the story was produced by Carolyn Sollis and photographed by Jean Pagliuso. Neither of us saved the magazine, so at this point I'm unable to identify the issue.]
[Wrapped lace box image via Anthropologie.]
Anthropologie's holiday offerings include lacy mulberry bark paper, too.
I realize there is some overlap here with past holiday wrap posts but in light of the Elizabeth Turk post, I couldn't refrain from doing an update.
An array of lacy patterns made the cover of Fleur Wood's Food, Fashion, Friends.
Click here for Wood's behind the scenes footage.