We love Fall season here at Cardboard Safari. The steady hum of machines running, the cool Central Virginia weather, and the fact that we get to ship some of our favorite cardboard and wood products to our customers.
We have selected some of our best selling products, and some new ones, that we think you’ll love.
Our in-house designer, Will Green, talks briefly about the inspiration and intention behind these beautiful boxes.
“One objective of the boxes is to be universally useful. Some container shapes are naturally re-occuring because they find second lives with their users–cigar boxes, shoe boxes, chocolate boxes, mint tins. These shapes co-evolve with our modern lives and needs. A second objective was to encourage a peaceful existence with simple design. The only brushstrokes were those necessary for clarity of function. Proportions align, straight edges stack crisply, lids find home easily and rest comfortably.”
The boxes come with uniquely designed lids for stacking.
The level of detail on these boxes is astounding. Look closely at how each side of the box fits together to give each seem a threaded look.
We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the Charlottesville Ale Trail! Charlottesville Ale Trail was started as a way to promote the growing brewing industry in the City of Charlottesville. We manufactured a giant beer bottle, complete with a custom label, to celebrate their launch! Thanks to Made in Charlottesville for the connection!
If you are interested in custom work e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The intricate patterns of these designs were created by Leah Yellowbird (email@example.com), a Native American artist based in Minnesota. We’ve had the pleasure of providing Leah with the birch plywood base forms of our product for her to embellish with her detailed paint work. We then scanned her original patterns and printed them onto corrugated cardboard to make a more affordable product to share with a broad audience.
Intricate, graceful, thought-provoking and prolific — words that have been used to describe the elaborate masterwork of Leah Yellowbird. Originally a traditional bead-worker, she identifies strongly with her First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe heritage. At a young age, Yellowbird learned from her extended family how to follow traditional beading patterns and has been working in this medium her entire life. This knowledge, combined with her creative eye and exploration of color, has spilled over into the realm of painting, and she is now well-regarded for her work in all mediums.
Yellowbird describes her process in the context of survival; painting and beading are like breathing to her. She draws inspiration from the traditional art forms of her ancestors while adding a modern voice to the imagery, the result of which evokes a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Her work is a visual manifestation of time, each dot embodying a moment and a prayer. Using precision, pressure and symmetry, her pointillistic style leaves viewers humbled and curious — they walk away having seen something they’ve never seen before.
We are now shipping via Amazon.co.uk. Just search for Cardboard Safari. We’ve put a couple of pallets of our most popular products into their warehouse for quick shipping to all of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Pricing is much better than shipping direct from the US. One of the most frequent complaints from customers in Europe is the high cost of direct shipping. Now with Amazon.co.uk we can deliver our most popular products to European customers in a timely and cost effective manner.
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.
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.
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.