Category Archives: American made

Announcing Antler Home!

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In the last year, we’ve released many of your favorite products in birch plywood. Thank you for making our new products a great success.
Building on that success we are introducing our animal heads in luxurious, eco-friendly Bamboo.

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Antler Home is the new home to all of our wood animal head products as well as many new creations, including wall and mantle clocks and furniture.slideshow_2

Take a Look!

Our expanded offerings will ship in time for Christmas. These stunning new products are our best and most innovative designs yet. With an eye to modern style and eco-friendly material we have a new design direction we hope you will welcome into your home.coffeetable21

In celebrating the launch of Antler Home, we’re offering subscribers the chance to win a unique bamboo coffee table. (a $600 value) A truly impressive slab of natural bamboo, laser engraved with a world map and compass rose. Follow the link below and subscribe to our Antler Home newsletter and a winner will be randomly selected in early December.

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Everyone Loves ‘Em

Dinosaurs.

They’re Scary, they’re cool, they’re extinct (thankfully) but dinosaurs live on in our imagination, books and a few notable films.

The first time I saw Jurassic Park I was a kid. Like most little guys my age I was already infatuated with dinosaurs, able to rattle off a list of species in rapid fire succession to anyone who asked with the enthusiasm that only a child can have.

Dinosaurs were there to stay, not just with me but in the conscious minds of people across the world, so we present to you, our customers, a much requested and eagerly anticipated new product.

 

Painstakingly designed with every detail taken into consideration we are thrilled to bring a new spin to Cardboard Safari’s products with our first Dinosaur.

A guard for your office, to watch over the playroom or as a gift to those who need a bit of the cretaceous period into their life, Rex is the way to go.

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Like all of our products Rex can be colored, painted, glittered and papered to make him as unique as a kosmocertaops!

Using the same precise laser cutting process on our top quality recycled and recyclable cardboard this king of the lizards is also very eco-concious.

Designed by Jackson Bewley and manufactured in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Take a bite, Shop Now.

Leah Yellowbird’s Detailed Designs

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Meet Leah Yellowbird, American Indian artist.

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And admire her amazing work!

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 You can imagine the awe that swept over us when we received these photos from Leah Yellowbird, our new line of birch plywood products all dressed up in bright beaded suits.

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We were even further blown away to learn that these are not beads at all, but dots of paint applied with a spotter brush.

Leah paints each piece with incredible detail.

Even though some of her work is not visible once the animal is assembled, the animal is reborn with heart and spirit.

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Says Leah,

In my culture we have a “circle of life,” it means to represent all colors of people being together as one. The colors are red, black, yellow, and white. And the tourquise stone is important to us as well. So I did this bear as the circle of life colors . . . He has the strength of all people in the spirit of the bear.

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Leah Yellowbird poured hours into these designs, drawing inspiration from the beading work she did in her youth, applying traditional Indian ways to these North American animal heads, infusing them with profound significance and artistry.

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Says Leah Yellowbird about her work,

I am an American Indian artist trying to understand the world and express myself through learning and practicing the traditional art forms of my Anishinabe people. My preferred medium has been beadwork for many years and I hadn’t painted for about 20 years. I recently decided to try expressing my beading tradition with paint & canvas. I hope that you find my efforts successful.

Each canvas is painted “as if I was beading it” with millions (OK, maybe only hundreds of thousands) of small dots of paint to make the finished piece.

My inspiration is given to me by my ancestors in the way of dreams. “When I wake up from one of these dreams I have seen the completed work and feel compelled to draw and paint the vision as it was given to me”.

My message or point of view is very simple. “Seek harmony.”

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We are so very honored that Leah choose our products as a canvas.

These and other amazing works will be displayed in a show she will have in November,

A Magical Journey with Leah Yellowbird. 

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 Please follow her on Facebook!

Visit her Website.

And if you are anywhere near Duluth, MN, do go and see her show on November 6 at Trepanier Hall at 212 W. 2nd Street.

It is sure to be a magical journey!

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We wish Leah all the luck in the world with her work and look forward to seeing more photos!

To learn more about the Anishinabe people, please check out the following websites!

www.anishinaabemdaa.com

https://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples/anishinaabe/

www.ojibwe.org/home/about_anish.html

www.anishinabek.ca

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Thank you Leah Yellowbird for sharing your talent and traditions, and for making this world a more beautiful place!

Think Small!

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It is time for a Small Safari as we are discontinuing our Micro Sized Cardboard Animal Heads to make room for exciting new designs.

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This is the perfect opportunity for you to stock up while supplies last.

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All small sized products have been eliminated from our website, but remain available on Etsy at an all time low price of $13 each.

Order now and be well prepared for the holidays!

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Small safari stocking stuffers are serious fun!

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A Micro size animal head is a sweet surprise for any unlikely space.

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So many small guys to choose from, why not get one of each!

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They are indeed moving quickly, so grab up a few now!

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Wood You Check These Out!

By popular demand we’ve released an exciting new line of wood products.

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You asked and we answered!

The ever iconic Bucky Deer, Fred Moose, and Eyan Elephant are now available in a beautiful Birch Plywood in Medium and Large size options.

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We’ve  also added to our Medium Sized wood line: Billy Bison, Robbie Rhino, Merlin Unicorn, and the US Flag Buck.

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Sturdy and stunning, they are a valuable alternative to our recycled cardboard line and have a beautiful grain and color variance.

Perfect for living room, office, nursery, or dorm, these unique forms will impress your friends!

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It’s not too early to start considering gifts for the holidays.

A gift from Cardboard Safari will bring delight to young and old alike.

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Celebrating the Rainbow Flag!

In celebration of Equality, Love, and Magical Unicorns, we’ve released a couple of Stunning Rainbow Products.

Our Word Craft Rainbow Wall Art says it all:

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unicorn_rainbow_001The Rainbow Love Text can be displayed on Wall, Shelf, or Table. 

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It is Strong and Solid,  just like Love!

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The Rainbow Unicorn is a Friend to Young and Old alike.

His Unconditional Affection will remind Everyone that Love really does Win!

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100% American Made, These Colors Don’t Bleed!

Be Bold and Display them with Pride.

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P.S. We also have a Rainbow Love Set, at 10% off the full price.

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Find us at Tom Tom Block Party Tonight!

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The Tom Tom Founders Festival is under way in Charlottesville. Events have been unfolding all week from a song writer competition to an innovator award ceremony,  farm to table restaurant week to a variety of local music events,  a founders summit, pop up art exhibits, workshops, poetry readings, and a few block parties. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Do check out the impressive schedule here!

Cardboard Safari is a supporting sponsor and will have a table at the Lee Park Block Party tonight where we will be selling our products, discounted overstock, a great selection of seconds, and our brand new Tom Tom Bison. Stop by our table to meet our cool crew and pick up some awesome, sustainable, locally made, recycled cardboard home decor. You’ll also have a chance to hear a showcase of local bands, drink delicious beer, and choose from a multitude of food vendors. The block party is great fun for the whole family and has become a Charlottesville tradition.

Founded in 2012, Tom Tom is a non profit that holds almost 100 free events in Charlottesville each year. As described on their about page, “The converging disciplines of music, art, design, business, science and technology connect people and new ideas to the future.” The mission of Tom Tom is to “celebrate and empower founders, people who build creative, civic, and entrepreneurial projects.”

Slices of Pi

Attention all Lovers of Pi!

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In tribute to Pi Day, coming right up on March 14, we have a brand new kit of colorful cardboard slices for you to assemble into a delicious Pi of your very own.

This vibrant wall hanging is perfect for teachers, students, mathematicians, lovers of Pi, and anyone with a clever sense of style!

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Assemble the Pi into one of two 3D styles ~ open in the back to a white layer, or stacked in a bright solid layer.

All of our products are laser cut and packaged in our small Virginia shop.

Our new Pi wall hanging was designed by Mike Ripple, designer of most of our stunning Print Designs.

Everyone will have an eye on this Pi!