Thursday, April 8, 2010

extra extra

Like most people I know, I read the paper online. But I still love the smell and feel of a real printed newspaper.

Which might be why I kind of love Lori Weitzer's new wallpaper made from recycled newspaper. It's made the same way grass cloth is, replacing the grass with strips of newspaper. You can even still make out some of the text.

via the new york times.

18 comments:

Alex said...

There is nothing like the feeling of newspaper and the method of folding those huge pages while browsing through it. Great idea about the wallpaper! I would even frame pieces of it in antique frames in a study or studio.

piccola samurai said...

I miss reading a real paper... I only do it on Sundays and the smell and traces of ink it leaves on your fingers cannot be compared to anything else! This wallpaper is a wonderful idea!

Jules said...

This is crazy clever. Great idea!

hip hip gin gin said...

What a great idea! Would be perfect for a home office or a kids room. I'm so afraid there won't be any printed word left by the time my future kids are able to read. I know what you mean about that newspaper smell, there is nothing like it!

Dancing Branflake said...

That is so fun! I love the newspaper... funnies are just funnier when you are holding them. And it makes great wrapping paper.

Elizabeth said...

Awesome on the wall, but I have to admit, I hate to even touch a newspaper. Something about the texture and the dirty ink. I know, my parents didn't teach me right.

Joanna Goddard said...

that's so cool! i'd love to feel the texture.

Meghan said...

I love old newspapers - being a history teacher, I love saving them for stories and headlines!

Jayne said...

Very cool. If I had this in my house, I bet I would walk by and try to make words out. =)

pen.ny said...

So cool, I would hang this on a wall any day!

mindy said...

brilliant! i love the pattern that all the different colors and textures create.

Brandi said...

This is very cool, though I worry I would end up spending my days trying to decode the text hidden in the wall paper. But texture like that one the walls? I love it.

Punctuation Mark said...

that is really cool... have a nice weekend!

jennifer lorton said...

This paper is wonderful.

Pinecone Camp said...

I still love an actual newspaper, even though I always end up with a black ink smudge on my face! Now, that wallpaper is a must have. Haven't seen it before, so thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

pita bakery said...

Definitely feel sentimental about real paper, which is why I find this wallpaper precious.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What a fabulous use for old newspapers!

harley rental miami said...

Wow! I actually thought it this kind of a carpet you find in every Scandinavian house but it is a wallpaper in reality. This is awesome!!!!