9.24.2008

fruits & veggies

a couple years ago on a trip to paris, i passed a paper shop that had these gorgeous sheets of handmade paper made from the thinnest slices of fruits and vegetables imaginable. they were so gorgeous and i really wanted to take some home with me, but sadly the shop was closed.

since then, i have been trying to find something similar with no luck. the other day, i finally found what i was looking for... the key was using the search term papyrus, something i never thought of before. here are my favorites, available from hiromi paper. wouldn't these just be perfect framed and displayed in a kitchen?


carrot


blood orange


cucumber


tomato

xoxo,
lesley

10 comments:

Giftbearer said...

I love those! Are they plastered onto a paper backing or is the entire paper made of that particular vegetable?

Urbanknit said...

the cucumber one has such a lovely colour and pattern

Cicada Studio said...

Whoa! That's wild! I love it.

315thomas said...

the paper itself is made of slices of fruits and veggies... apparently it's an ancient technique. isn't that insane?

Walk in the Woods said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Wow!!

kim* said...

oh my ,very cool

jess gonacha said...

i've bought some of these before at a shop in santa monica!!! they are so fantastic! thanks for the reminder-- i'll have to get some more. :)

Art By MAR said...

Those papers are so cool, have never seen anything like it before. Glad you finally found what you were looking for.

Robin said...

i will travel the lengths of the earth to buy you your carrot paper!

Marissa Fischer said...

wow those are so cool. I love the cucumber and tomato so much. They
are incredible