Friday, September 26, 2008
small world version 2.0
If you've ever been on the ride 'It's a Small World' at Disney Land you may remember being haunted for days afterwards by it's cheerful reprise and smiling wooden faces. A friend of mine was actually left on this ride accidentally by her parents and will never be the same. Personally I love that it has never been modernised, the original and very retro, if not a bit politically and racially incorrect design of it is a masterpiece of 1950's anamatronics, but I digress. The reason a small world comes to mind is that the very talented Ellen Giggenbach of NZ has a homewares range that harks back to the same scandi-style that inspired the Disney ride. Prepare to see much more of her hand cut paper designs turned into home wares in Australian and international boutiques as she gains more popularity. Proof that computers can't always achieve the charm of a lovingly hand crafted piece! Visit Ellen G here.