Pencil shaving flowersby 159
We love the Japanese artist Haruka Misawa's simple blooming flower sculptures. Made out of pencil shavings, his strikingly pretty pieces are sure to inspire any stationery aficionados. "These pencil shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual shavings made of thinly sliced, multi-layered paper. You can sense the materiality of the individual sheets of paper, both from the cross section showing the paper's original colour and from the printed side." "Each paper flower will bloom quietly and softly on your desk. Depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent, so you can't make the same flower twice. Once you've created one, you're bound to try again."
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