This aged leaf looks like freshly washed sand-colored linen.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Leaves diaries and note books can be made from a variety of bigger leaves that are suitable to be wrapped around a book cover.
The leaves of the palm tree are one of the most expressive ones because of their structure and symmetry.
They take on earthy colors when they age and die off.
Our designs attempt to copy nature.
Of course we are endlessly inspired by nature and want to create natural and organic products but it is very difficult to find something that is not already present in the great repertoire of nature.
To say we create new designs is not entirely adequate. We try to be as good as possible in imitating nature's stunning creations.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Flamboyant is an amazing tree. Not only does it produce a dense and spectacular crown of bright orange and red flowers in spring time.
But it's seeds are contained and protected in a long, hard and darkish brown cocoon consisting of two halves that open when it is time to release the seeds.
They look like this and they can reach a length of over 60 to 70 cm .
This tree is so much part of our South-African natural landscape like a birch tree in Europe. They grow everywhere - in gardens and in the wild.
And this is what I use the seeds for. In my work I use a lot of beads and the seeds-halves are perfect bead organizers.
Perfect by nature.
Their shape is slightly bend and round.
The empty elongated spaces were the seeds were resting before can contain several beads each and it is easy to color code them for a special design without having to many around you and annoying you by rolling of the table.
Perfectly re-purposed ..... not even re-cycled or up-cycled.