Category Archives: New Products

What We’ve Been Up To – Google Android

For our most recent custom project, we collaborated with Google Inc. to design and manufacture a cardboard Google Android!

If you find yourself at Google’s Mountain View, California campus, you’ll be sure to see our Cardboard Android!  You can also find them online at the Google Online Store!

Our New Bamboo Fruit Bowl – Bold Design – Functional Decor

Looking for a bold center-piece for your counter top or console table?  Our Bamboo Fruit Bowl is the perfect table top accent for your home.

Made from environmentally friendly bamboo, our fruit bowl utilizes the living hinge design, giving it a modern look while increasing structural integrity.  Choose between blond and caramel finish.  Product measures approximately 11″ D.

As you know by now, all our products come packaged flat with instructions making assembly a breeze. The Bamboo Fruit Bowl isn’t any different. Simply stretch the main bowl piece like an accordion (living hinge in action!) and clip it to the base.

At Cardboard Safari we are constantly pushing the envelope in product design and development.  This may be one of our boldest designs yet!

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Personalized Brewery Signs: The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Personalized Brewery Signs

Just in time for Father’s Day!

Add your name, location and date to personalize these brewery signs for your home, office or man cave.  A great gift for the man who has everything. Surprise him with a personalized brewery sign!  Made from environmentally friendly birch plywood, our custom brewery signs are multi-layered and Pop off the wall with dimensionality and creativity. The perfect Father’s Day gift!

 

CLICK HERE to view all styles in detail!

 

 

 

Contour Panel Wall Art

Show Off Your Eco-Style!

Here at Cardboard Safari our designers are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to new products.  Our Contour Panel Wall Hangings are no exception.

Made from NUAF and CARB certified Baltic Birch plywood and Paperboard, our Contour Panel wall art features a 3D relief sculpture that pops into view when viewed from an angle.

Our contour panels make for a great conversation piece for your office, home or apartment!  Choose from our Watershed, Droplet, Meander, and our new Continent designs!

Check out the video below featuring our Large Watershed design!

 

 

 

Our New Maryland Flag Crab Clock

Maryland Flag Crab Clock

Put your love for Maryland on display with our Maryland Flag Crab Clock! This American-made Maryland State Flag Crab Clock makes the perfect home accent for both modern and traditional décor.  Made from environmentally friendly CARB certified Baltic birch plywood, this two-tiered clock features the Maryland flag in the shape of the legendary Maryland blue crab.  It’s the perfect wall decoration for your beach house!

All clocks are packaged flat for shipping and include detailed instructions.  One clock per package.

Clock Dimensions: 11.5″d x 0.75″h in

Made in the USA

In addition to FREE SHIPPING, enjoy 15% off this item using the promo code MARYLAND

(Through Saturday July 22nd)

History of the Katana

In honor of our new Cardboard Weaponry, let’s take a trip back in time and across the globe to explore the story behind one of our most culturally significant creations: the katana.

Say hello to feudal Japan, circa 1400. The katana first appeared around this time in the Muromachi Period, and acted as the next version of the more basic tachi sword.  The difference between the two began as a pretty nominal one, because some samurai prefered to carry their swords with the sharp edge facing up instead of down. Thanks to these early trendsetters, the nature of Japanese combat took a giant step forward. That simple change, which makes it easier and faster for warriors to pull out their weapons, marked the beginning of the katana’s path through history.

Swordsmiths caught on to the movement and started to design their weapons with the new style in mind. The katana’s most distinguishing characteristics are the way that it is worn (in that efficient edge-up fashion) and the placement of the maker’s signature. Because samurai carried their katanas upside-down in comparison to tachi swords, swordsmiths also switched the placement of their signatures to the opposite side of the blade so that their names would remain visible on the outside of the katana. This is probably the best way to tell what kind of sword you are looking at, since the carry method can be a bit unclear when it’s not strapped onto someone’s back.

Now, time for a real kicker: traditional katanas are not made of cardboard! Shocking, I know. Unlike our version, which is pretty fierce in its own right, true katanas are so strong because they are built from a Japanese super-steel called tamahaganeUnfortunately, Cardboard Safari didn’t quite have the resources to replicate that intense process. But hey, ours is much safer to keep in the house.

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!