The Popular Edge, Pop-Up and Book Arts News

December 8, 2011

Harry Potter and Ravenna’s Runway Magic

Filed under: art classes, books, crafts — Tags: , , , , — popularkinetics @ 9:36 pm

Can’t live without the Hogwarts’ wizardry in your Harry Potter books ? How about wearing it? Ravenna Osgood, a young, hip designer in New Mexico, has been winning prizes for her fashions in Santa Fe’s Recycled Arts Festival for years. This time around she’s concocted a wearable book, literally, crafting her dress from J.K. Rowling’s now-classic texts. She’s proven herself a fashion magician with found materials ranging from coffee bags to credit cards. For more pictures of Ravenna and the Recycled Arts event, go to


July 2, 2009

Fashionistas, Balloons!

Filed under: crafts, performace art — Tags: , , , , — popularkinetics @ 5:50 am

Balloon Fashions #1

Though not pop-ups or paper art, this Chinese runway show of balloon couture is just so good we had to post it! Who ever thought balloon art could move beyond those cute little weiner dogs and ducks to become such a glamorous fashion statement! These images were shot by Myspace member “Shane.” For the full slide show, visit his Myspace page. And thanks to Esther Smith for bringing these fabulous frocks to our attention….

Balloon Fashions #2


Balloon Fashions #3

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