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“Oh my, what a stunning apartment.”

July 26th, 2007

Daniel Pontius

“Books are awfully decorative, don’t you think?” Thank you, Gloria.

I’ve had a fascination with cardboard ever since the early 90’s when I saw photos in The World of Interiors of a Parisian artist who had completely embelished her white box with cardboard. It was an epiphanic, This is what I want to do with the rest of my life.

I took it quite literally and started making things out of cardboard as former roommates will attest: cardboard chest of drawers, area rugs, picture frames, flower pots.

These undulating shelves were stacks of tw0-ply cardboard upholstered in a pink fabric with a gold metallic thread from the 40’s. All interiors are ephemeral and this is no different, as they used to line the wall of my WC in my former Montrose Avenue apartment. I think still these shelves are much more suitable than Ikea.


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  1. Anonymous #
    July 30, 2007

    Looks very untidy. I’d clean it up and get new shelving made.

  2. August 1, 2007

    Love ’em. Very tactile. Besides, everyone needs some untidiness in their life.

  3. gloria upson #
    August 1, 2007

    can you imagine anyone speaking french to a counter man?!

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