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PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS


Próximos eventos:

24/11 - lab.Art
Red Monkey Hostel
Rua Vitorino Carmilo, 664
11h às 17h

02/12 - Paper Day 5
Universidade do Papel
Rua Matias Aires, 61
10h às 19h

07/12 - Feira Urbana
Rua Maria Antônia, 203
11h às 19h

15/12 - Feira Ofício
Rua General Jardim, Praça Rotary
11h às 19h

A confirmar: 9/12 - Fair&Sale
Praça Cidade de Milão, ao lado do Parque Ibirapuera
10h às 18h

A confirmar: 22 e 23/12 - Mixtura Criativa
Av Conselheiro Rodrigues Alves, 83
11h às 20h


Venham me ver!


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FLOWER DESIGN AWARD 2018




  So, since the results of Flower Design Award has been shared at Japan Design Week official website, I have no more reasons not to post my own project! Even though it was not the choosen one, I had lots of fun creating it, so I've been restraining myself really hard from post it!

  From the competition page here comes the theme and a bit of background, before I explain my project:

Designboom in collaboration with MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK: Participation is open to professionals, students and design enthusiasts from every country in the world.

Theme : FLOWER
Through the flower design award, MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK seeks new ideas to promote the city of Matsuyama on a global scale. Submissions can be presented through any design discipline including, art, product, graphic design, and film under the theme of the flower. 


Background: Matsuyama is the largest city on Shikoku, an island located in southwest Japan. It has developed around the Matsuyama castle and is best known for dogo onsen, one of the country’s oldest hot spring resorts. Famed for its literature, Matsuyama is the hometown of famous Haiku poet Masaoka Shiki and great writer Natsume Sōseki. In recent years, it has developed a dense urban fabric and now looks to disseminate creativity both inside and outside of the city’s boundaries. 


  Matsuyama is also known for the flower camellia, which is symbol of the city. So my intention was to put the literature into flowers. In an ideal world, I'd love to quote the city's writers and to create patterns with their texts, but - obviously - there are many copyright issues around it and would only work through a patternship...


  Having in mind that the idea would be to promote the city, instead of using the works of literature, I create a pattern with "Matsuyama City"/ "松山市" - something really basic, but that would work to remind people about the place, since the pattern would be applied in a product. It was thought to look like if it was written/drawn with a black marker, so no fancy calligraphy here - easy to read, without having to think much.

  Bringing more references, Hisui Sugiura was a great japanese designer, also from Matsuyama. And he created many illustrations about flower. And since flower is a keyword (theme of the award, important symbol of the city and theme of work of many professionals) I decided to reimagine a flower (not exactly a camellia though) using my own style: paper art (to the ones who don't know me, I create paper jewelry from watercolor paper). 


  So, the Matsuyama pattern became sort of a lace of words. This lace went by a laser cut process to take the shape of petals. The width of the kanji strokes is 1mm. - as usual for my projects, here we have water color paper.


  Then I started to work the petals to shape the flower. Looking to the pictures, maybe one can't get it, but this is a veeeery handcraft kind of project. Even though it's laser cut - there are tests before finding the right speed and power for every kind of paper and it's necessary to stop the cutting process every time a pice of paper flies... if it stays under or over the main piece, the work can be lost. And during these stops, if the main piece moves a little bit....bye bye as well... waste of time (it takes a good while) and waste of material.  


  Can you see a flower taking shape here? Remembering that these strokes are 1mm width, they get even more fragile while wet - another reason why it's totally handcraft, but it's still the best way to give a organic touch to the paper without ugly marks.



  Above: pictures after the main flower structure was dry. After a first layer of metallic pigment. Not finished yet...


  A couple in layers later... It actually could be just some decorative piece to stay over one's desk but we've been taking about books...



  Books, books, books? Anyone? Yup, a bookmark, kids! With a pearl in the center of the flower and a wood stick to mark a page. - btw, what a lovely sunny day! It's winter here though.



  A bookmark is something we always need but not always have it near - then we use a napkin, a piece of paper lost anywhere, a pen, paper clips (dooooooooooon't do it! stop! really, it damages the paper if you forget it there)... Once I saw a friend marking a page with another book inside and I got totally WHT! But, of course, this one could be inside a vase alone, or with many other flower bookmarks, in someone's hair or anywhere instead of inside a book, so it would be a good gift to give someone - the possibilities are infinite. And you would always remember Matsuyama city, because there is the name of the city in the lace patter, because - like the books - it's made of paper and had art in form of text and because it's a flower!


  
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PAPER JEWELRY



So the third edition of paper day was great and I have yet to write about it, but I'm leaving here some of the pieces I created for the event and that are still avaliable for order! Please message me for more information, I ship worldwide: raphapareto@gmail.com

(Remembering that all the pieces are made of paper!)



Earrings:







Short necklaces:











Long necklaces:











These are the ones I have ready to send, but if you want something done just for yourself, has an idea/ theme in mind, give me a hello and we can work it out!
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PLANETA ILUSTRAÇÃO - I

**English version coming soon**

Um mês e meio depois - com direito a muitos prazos, muitas correrias e novidades - aqui estou eu de volta! =)

A ideia é falar sobre o Planeta Ilustração, o primeiro evento criado pela Universidade do Papel para tratar do assunto.

É muita coisa para falar, então eu pensei em dividir tudo em 3 posts: nesse primeiro vou falar das ilustrações que eu levei para a exposição e responder várias das perguntas que me foram feitas, e que algumas talvez tinham respostas muito complexas pra aquele momento; no segundo - sobre os trabalhos de outros ilustradores talentosíssimos que eu tive a oportunidade de conhecer e no terceiro sobre a Universidade do Papel. Tenho motivos para deixar esse assunto por último e não, não é por dar pouca importância, ou por ingratidão, muito pelo contrário - na verdade a Universidade muito possivelmente passará a ser um tema recorrente por aqui, se tudo der certo! ^_^
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INSTAGRAM



  Today I'm gonna talk about some instagram changes in my account and the reasons I decided to do so! Also, I'm going over that list of saved items! Because I know I'm not the only one who keep saving things and forgeting to go back to them later on, hahaha!
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PHOTOGRAPHY: RYOSUKE KOSUGE - aka RK


Since I have many friends in Japan right now enjoying hanami and so on, here's inspirational post! Click below to se 20 awsome pictures of Ryosuke Kosuge aka RK: a japanese photographer, designer and DJ! His night pictures are out of this world!
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GARRET KANE @ apART PRIVATE GALLERY

   Yesterday I had a chance of visiting Garret Kane's exposition here in Sao Paulo, at apArt Private Gallery!



   apArt is a private space where, through a scheduled appointment, you’ll be able to appreciate, purchase or rent fine art and design as well as meet and engage in conversation with the artist or designer.  It’s also a place for book signing events and any other kind of cultural activities.

   Everything is organized on a privé basis for VIP individuals or small groups. Even though here in Brazil it's still not so common to have crowded art galleries - unless there's an event going on - one of the things I liked the most about apArt is the fact that visits are scheduled! It was a slightly intimidating thought at the begining but there was an adorable lady opening the apartment door when I arrived and offering water and coffee, and then a very welcoming apartment full of art in every detail! It was a nice scape moment during a busy friday...


Since the gallery is at a very familiar neighborhood for me, in a certain way it felt like visiting an auntie's place... hahaha.


   Garret Kane is an assemblage sculpture artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Below there are some of his words about art and technology:

   "All human invention is the application of our desires and ideas upon matter and energy - and I believe art is the purest form of this conceit - it's sole purpose being to push matter and energy to the most interesting places it can go.

   Well, that's the idea I like to operate from, and it’s what inspires much of what I do.

   Specifically the mediums, concepts and techniques I prefer all revolve around this association with base nature. They embody the idea that human beings were made by nature and through technology we attempt to recreate nature in our own image.

   Lastly, because nature inspires everything I do and because I love our planet, 10% of all my profits go to the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)".
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BLOWFISH DAYS: THE KITTEN



I just came to share a little bit about a crazy kitten I've met these days... Why? Because my life is full of "coincidences" when it comes to the neighborhood!

Have you ever felt like if someone or some unseen force kind of knows it too well?
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FOOD ART

We're past the middle of the week already! And a quarter of March is gone already!
And since the week is being tough for almost everyone I know, here I come with a post of cute food art! #inspiration  ~ Enjoy it! =P

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LANIAKEA


"Laniakea" - word from Hawaiian, it means Immeasurable Heaven. Also a supercluster of galaxies (our beloved Milky Way is also there as one of the 100 000 galaxies).  

Today we're going over Satoshi Tomizu's jewelry design in glass. He creates unbelivable lanikeas in 2cm x 2cm x 2cm spheres. 
His designs are so demanded that there's an individual lottery for every single piece he sells. Click below to see the gallery!
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IL DIVO


A couple of days after the show I guess I'm back to myself and talk about the experience, so... let's get personal!
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LEGO FUN

October it's almost over and it's been insane. Really insane.
Tons of deadlines. Very challenging, but also very promising.

Today I'm gonna talk about the project I did submit for Latin American Design Awards, LADAPsyche

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JAPANESE DISPLAYS - part I

It's been a while and I'm really sorry. Days are crazy here and keepin' up with a routine is not a easy task right now.

ANYWAYS. Let's go back to the 90's, because...

Here's an ispirational post about Japanese Displays and Visual Merchandising.


(On this pic: NIHOMBASHI MISTUKOSHI / Reproduction)
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September Playlist

I'm back! 

It's been quite a while without anything music related here, so we're going to September playlist!

To be honest, when I was trying to pick up some music, I ended up with more than 100 tunes, so to make it fun, I'm gonna share the first 30 ones that may appear in shuffle mode. LOL

My only condition to skip a song: if it was already featured in February Playlist post.

So... Here we go!

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SCRAPBOOK ♥


  I guess can't precisely point the moment scrapbooking entered my life. And this is because the passion for different kind of papers and working with them was already with me, since basically kindergarten days. I've been always the Arts and Crafts teacher's assistant and so on... Cutting and gluing paper while working the creativity was always fun and, not surprisingly my choice when it was time to start college was towards Architecture and Design.
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