Tuesday, 29 July 2008

bananas indeed

Well I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has a bit of an obsession for cardboard boxes!! We can all be crazy together :)


I don't know what it is about a nice cardboard box, my favourites are usually quite small and brown (and did you ever try turning printed boxes insideout? That usually makes them lovely and brown!) I love clever packaging solutions, when one piece of card is used for the whole box, or if it folds together in a clever way...


I was just telling riverlark, that one of my favourite toys when I was younger was a great big box (from a tv I think it was) full of other smaller boxes and things like loo rolls and tissue paper (loo rolls were treasure when I was little, I still can't seem to throw them away...) I would spend hours messing about with the boxes; sometimes cutting and gluing and slotting them together to make things, sometimes just stacking them up, sometimes tipping then all out and getting inside the big box to pretend it was a bus or a boat or a den...


Its amazing how little I've changed actually...


To answer your question, Studiotau, I didn't use a tutorial to make the boxes I talked about yesterday. I just unfolded a few boxes from my collection that I liked the style of, looked at their shapes and then changed the dimensions to suit the books I was packaging...



Some stuff to look at...
Peter Callesen's cardboard castle
Books, jam packed full of packaging ideas, with all the nets on cdrom

4 comments:

Carol said...

I love boxes too and have piles of them on top of cupboards. But I also have a collection of smaller boxes, unfolded, that I use as templates for when I need an interestingly shaped box. Box addiction is a space consuming thing.

tulibri said...

Do you know "the turning triangle" Carmencho Arregui shows on her website? Problably a must for box lovers like you :-)

http://outofbinding.com/triangle/triangle.htm

Ciara said...

Thank you thank you!

My notebook arrived. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

C x

Sarah said...

But it's worth it Carol :)

Thanks Tulibri, thats ingenious!!