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.
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.
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.