During our walk around the neighborhood on recycling day yesterday, we stumbled across two bags full of vintage cardboard album covers. Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack to name a few. A major find in the world of a self proclaimed cardboard hoarder; I new we had to extend the life of this technicolor cardboard pile just a little bit longer.
After getting the album covers home, we separated the “hinged” covers from the ones that had a single pocket. I went through all the pocket album covers and cut the parts with colors and typography that I liked into strips of varying widths.
To achieve the glammed up version of the Hashi Stool, I simply glued the various strips of cardboard from the album covers onto the stool and then cut away the excess with scissors. Then I piled books on top and let it dry.
We used the hinged album covers to create what looked like a house of cards. (reminiscent of my favorite duo Eames’ House of Cards) The large size of the album covers made them easy for Electra, who is 2 and 1/2 easy to handle.
We also had fun making zigzag style fences; great for playing peekaboo with Isis.