Yokoso from Tokyo! An amazing city that I am learning a little bit more about every day. My husband and I have been living, working and traveling all over the world for the past 15 years. Japan is our current home and the place we live with our two daughters. Here you’ll find inspiration for projects, cardboard links, information about tools and techniques, and also a bit about sustainable building, crafting and living.
The inspiration for this blog was a book about cardboard furniture I read one day at one of the wonderful city sponsored play houses for children aged 0-3 here in Japan. I have always been obsessed with cardboard and already had many many pages in my sketchbook devoted to this humble, yet noble material, but this book was a real springboard for me.
We built a set of table and chairs from one of the projects in the book, and to our surprise they were light enough for a 1 year old to move around, recycled and recyclable, adorable and amazingly sturdy. Is there anything more divine? And the best part was that I felt an incredible sense of joy and (still do) every time I look at pictures of those table and chairs. Mostly because my husband and I lovingly made them, but also because we built something really durable and fun without having a garage, a basement, a workshop, or even a car.
I hope that this blog will inspire you to make something out of cardboard for yourself or your child, that reduces your impact on the earth, and brings you an incredible amount of joy.
I have my cardboard goggles on. Prepare for brilliance.