Paper Home- Esther Thorpe
Last month I was invited to the launch of this wonderful new book by Esther Thorpe- Paper Home. Unfortunately that day the trains were not on my side and I never made it to London ( yes I had a little cry at the train station). Luckily I got sent the book to review along with some origami paper and ribbon to have a go at making some of the projects myself.
Paper Home is a gorgeous book packed full of modern Origami projects, perfect for creating a handmade home with serious style. This book makes me want to throw my diary out of the window and put an out of office on that says “BRB off losing myself creating incredible origami beautifulness”. Every time I pick up this book I instantly forget everything I’m supposed to be doing and get lost day dreaming about my Pinterest Scandi/Industrial New York loft.
The first project I tried, is now one of my most favourite things in my office and I can’t wait to make more. I started with the Party diamond, possibly a little ambitious for someone who messed up making an origami crane only last month. But I had fallen in love with it and thought I’d just throw myself into the deep end, without a paddle and see what came out at the end.
The thing about Paper Home that I love is it’s so damn simple to follow a project. We all know origami is difficult to understand at the best of times, but the photos are really clear, it’s written in simple language that a total origami beginner like me could understand- So within 15mins I had created a beautiful party diamond that I am really proud of. I’m already planning to make a tonne of these as Christmas decorations and another tonne of them just to scatter around the house!
Just look at this beauty…….
The Aesthetic of the book is clean and simple. It makes me want to throw out everything I own and start again on a clean fresh scandi vibe lifestyle- It’s gorgeous.
There are so many great projects in Paper Home to get stuck into, they vary in difficulty- I might want to get practicing before I attempt the Concertina lampshade! But there is quite a few projects you could pick up and get going with straight away if you wanted to.
I plan to have a go at the Star garland next, it looks so cute and would be perfect for my craft room walls. Ths is definitely a book that inspires you to get making, not just flick through and pop back on the bookshelf; It’s the kind of book you leave out on the coffee table and come back to time and time again to create pieces for parties or to freshen up a room with a new piece of bargain beautiful decor.
I adore this book! Huge love to Esther Thorpe for making Origami not only simple and easy to follow but incredibly stunning, Every Project in the book is gorgeous.
Be right back, I’m off to fold myself into a stupor and create as many beautiful things from Paper Home as I can!
Find out more about Esther Thorpe Here: Origamiest.co.uk