Don’t throw away those used metro cards and business cards! Make your very own fleet of paper airplanes from them. Heck, even post cards are fair game for your air force. Oh yeah, you don’t need to stick to fixed wing aircraft, you can build a helicopter if you have the guts (this one will be hitting the ‘blogs soon I’m sure). Some designs are even powered by rubber bands! Simply amazing.
At the last second I decided to go ahead and make a Halloween costume. I was inspired by a commercial for the movie Shaun of the Dead. Funny zombie movie. How cool would that be? I mean I’m going to go out and oversee my kids why not wear something fun? I quickly collected that basics, white shirt, red tie, name badge, and a cricket bat. The first three are easy, I can either make or buy those but a cricket bat is something that I’m a bit short on. I’ve held one before so I know what they look like up close so armed with that and a few photos off the ‘net I can come up with something that should look pretty close to a bat.
These are a set of free cards that I got from Moo.com. I like the way they look, some of the full frame formatted photos have white borders but I can fix that by uploading some edited photos. The paper has a nice weight to it. The surface is smooth satin and feels great. I’ll be buying more of these soon. I love the way that Flickr can be used to not only display your photos but to also serve as the source for physical items. These cards are darn cool.
How cool is this? You can make your own paper Polaroid camera. Neat, eh? Too bad you can’t take pictures with it, or can you…
A single sheet of A4 paper can be used in so many ways…
I find the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with, because it probably still is the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very loaded. This means that we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper.