Colourful 3D Paper Sculptures by Maude Vantours

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French designer and visual artist Maude Vantours builds these gorgeous paper colourscapes by folding, cutting and layering paper on paper on paper. The sculptures just pop to life, don’t they? If we could have an artist construct a paper world specially for us to explore, it might look something like this…

Of all her collections, we like ‘Geometric’ best. No, wait. Flora. No, Typo! Crikey - we can’t pick a favourite :)  See more of Maude’s work on her website here

Source:  This Is Colossal, Maude Vantours

Comfort Food by Jessica Dance & David Sykes

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Yayee! Weekend! Our plan for Saturday involves hanging out at the Worldwide Instameet, followed by some hard-earned slobbing out time and plates of our favourite comfort food…

… lucky for us though, we can enjoy this particular comfort food without eating a morsel or gaining a pound  ;) 

Jessica Dance (artist + model maker) and David Sykes (photographer) created DELICIOUS photo series, ‘Comfort Food’ as a celebration of culinary favourites and go-to naughty snacks.

Jessica designed and knitted all the meals. Look at the attention to detail! From griddle marks on sausages to rind on turkey slices to teeny, tiny, individual little beans, peas and even cranberries - Jessica’s work is astonishing. Once Jessica had ‘cooked’ everything up with her own fair hands, David photographed them - in the same style he would real food! 

The results are bold and bright, infectiously cheerful and oddly appetising :) 

Visit Jessica’s website here.  Visit David’s website here. You definitely want to see more.

Enjoy!  We hope you have fun this weekend :)  Don’t forget to tag us in your #Sticky9 photos - and if you pop out to one of the many Instameets taking place this weekend, we hope you have a great time. Happy snapping!

Source:  It’s Nice That

Sticky9 Spotting

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Wow!  You’ve been busy tagging your #Sticky9 photos  :)  Thanks so much. We have so much fun flicking through your pics every week.  Your Sticky9 magnet display ideas just get more and more creative. Inspirational!

We want to share a few of our favourites with you… 

By @aprilpatio.

By @decides2dream.

By @esc10.

By @gemmalfrancis.

By @robertasartorisio. 

By @susanbluesky. 

Want to feature on the blog? Want to pop up in our newsletter? Then get snapping those Sticky9 orders! Show us your magnet displays, share your iPad cover designs, inspire us with your custom phone cases. Tag #Sticky9 on Instagram so we can find you :) 

'Moon Games' by Laurent Lavender

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Photographer Laurent Lavender’s beautiful ‘Moon Games’ series puts the moon to work as a photographic prop! Sometimes it’s a balloon, sometimes it’s a lamp - or even a scoop of icecream. The results are pretty magical. 

Given there’s a full moon in the sky tonight, we thought this might be the perfect time to share some highlights from Laurent’s work…







Find out more about Laurent’s work and see more ‘Moon Games’ here.


Source:  This Is Colossal

Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried

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Dinah Fried’s 'Fictitious Dishes' project is pretty remarkable - definitely one of those creative ideas you really wish you’d had yourself! Table setting by table setting, menu by menu, Dinah interprets and reconstructs culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature and photographs them.

See some favourites below…

The Secret Garden

“Roasted eggs were a previously unknown luxury and very hot potatoes with salt and fresh butter in them were fit for a woodland king—besides being deliciously satisfying.”

Oliver Twist

“Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.”

The Catcher in the Rye

“When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk. It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk. H. V. Caulfield. Holden Vitamin Caulfield.”

The Great Gatsby

“On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.”


“The kettle soon began to boil, and meanwhile the old man held a large piece of cheese on a long iron fork over the fire, turning it round and round till it was toasted a nice golden yellow color on each side. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity.”

To Kill A Mockingbird

“‘Gracious alive, Cal, what’s all this?’ He was staring at his breakfast plate. Calpurnia said, ‘Tom Robinson’s daddy sent you along this chicken this morning. I fixed it.’ ‘You tell him I’m proud to get it—bet they don’t have chicken for breakfast at the White House.’”

Are you a foodie photographer? Are you unable to resist snapping your Sunday brunch or your deli lunch and sharing it on Instagram? Then show us your dishes! Serve ‘em up with the #Sticky9 tag so we can find you :) 

Find out more about Dinah on the Fictitious Dishes website

From the bizarre to the ridiculous!

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In her series, 'I Fought The Law', photographer Olivia Locher visually depicts some of America’s most unusual (and just plain bonkers) outdated laws. Get ready for a giggle…

In Connecticut, pickles must bounce to be considered pickles.

In Utah, no one is allowed to walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin. 

In Tennessee the selling of hollow logs is forbidden. 

In Kansas it is illegal to serve wine in teacups. 

In Maine it is unlawful to tickle a woman under the chin with a feather duster. 

Now, don’t go getting in to any trouble now!  You have been warned  ;) 

Source:  Design Boom, Olivia Locher 

Your Babyhood Toys

Last week, in the run up to Mother’s Day, we got very excited about Mark Nixon’s 'Much Loved' project. We got to thinking about our own first toys - the teddybears and cuddly animals we considered friends when we were but knee-high to a toadstool. We asked you to show us your first baby toys/your favourite childhood [toy] friends, and you did! 

Take a look at these little lovelies…

Belongs to @deric_from_dulli.

Belongs to @lesleylilley.

Belongs to @sephora6.

Belongs to @gillersn (via Twitter). 

Thanks for sharing.  So, SO sweet!  

Happy Mother’s Day!

To everyone celebrating Mother’s Day today, we’re wishing you a marvellous, marvellous day.  May you enjoy some quality fun times with your family and loved ones and may you make happy new Mother’s Day memories :)  Oh - and remember to put your feet up and relax! 

H A P P Y     M O T H E R ’ S      D A Y !

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