[All papers from Paper Source.]
Baby, it's cold outside. Cherry blossom branches (Whole Foods, $12 for a bunch) on my desk and stylized interpretations of the pretty flowering trees on Japanese paper are just about the only signs of spring inside my house, at the moment. The handmade paper is from Paper Source and it has been the focus of several of my past posts. So, this morning I want to help spread the word about Paper Source's Support Japan effort. Through April 30, 2011, the store is donating 10% of sales from Japanese Paper to the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.
Fine Japanese paper is really the foundation of Paper Source. Whether floral, geometric or tie-dyed abstract, many of the patterns stocked relate to old Japanese textiles. (Several designs make me think of Kelly Wearstler's collection for Groundworks.) This video explains a bit about how the papers are made. And if you're a serious paper enthusiast, you might want to explore Atlanta's Robert C. Williams Paper Museum.
[Ann Palleson, Dogwoods.]
Lacey Terrell and Ann Palleson are among the photographers participating in Wallspace Gallery's relief effort for Japan. Click here for details.