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My love for paper

I have always loved paper.

The feel of it, the heft of it, the versatility of it. You can write on it, paint, etch and imprint. It can be the holder of dreams, wishes, and your inmost secrets. You can form it into almost anything, from the tiniest origami animal, to a sculpture in an art gallery.

It has brought us books, and knowledge, and an understanding of lives other than our own. It has safeguarded history - legends, tales, and mystery across the ages. It brings the past into the present, and allows the present to contribute to the future.

Paper is an incredible resource, and most importantly, it's renewable.

And when you think about it, it's a bit magic.

My inspiration

As a family, we try to tread gently on this precious planet. We make, bake, create and compost, and live as plastic free as possible.

As a mother of three children, I felt overwhelmed by the plastic that surrounds them daily, in their toys and decor, and I began to feel a desperate need to address the balance. What if toy and decor options were eco-friendly and renewable? And best of all, made of paper.

The eureka moment came when friends of ours, travelling in Japan, sent us three Top to Tail models. They were extraordinary. And exactly the sort of thing I loved. And I immediately thought - this is it! People need to have paper toys in their lives. Paper everything! And here we are.

I hope you enjoy the paper journey. A new and gentler form of entertainment. Quality not quantity. Getting back to the basics.

Much love and paper folding happiness,

Lucy x

THE MAGIC OF PAPER

Paper is so simple, but can do so much. And when you think about it, it's a bit magic. We have curated a collection of beautifully designed, slightly awe-inspiring paper products from artisans around the world.

HANDMADE WITH LOVE

We have chosen to support fair trade businesses where we can, such as earth friendly. Their talented artisans make our beautiful Starlightz and Juno lampshades - and support their families by earning a fair wage.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIRED

Some items in our collection require construction, and full instructions are included. (Creating something with your hands can ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from aging. So get building!)

Meet our makers

Prokritee

Prokritee is a fair trade company in Bangladesh that supports over 1,500 artisans in rural areas.

earth friendly

earth friendly is a company based in Goa, India. We develop unique lamps that we make ourselves, with traditional Indian craftsmanship, in fair and eco-friendly conditions.

Kami no Kousakujo, Japan

A creative curiosity and love of paper led the CEO of a Japanese paper company, Fukunaga Print, to establish the Kami no Kousakujo (Paper Workshop) project. Akiyoshi Yamada transformed a printing shop on the outskirts of Tokyo into a fun-loving paper laboratory.

Clara Von Zweigbergk

The Themis range is designed by the Stockholm graphic designer Clara Von Zweigbergk.

Yusuke Oono

Yusuke Oono is an architect/design-engineer who uses his design skills to form incredible 3D 40-panel books. Laser cut and unfolding panel by panel, each story tells itself in 3D as a diorama of silhouettes.

"The Flora botanical pop up book is magical, and ideal for all ages."

Sue Parkhill