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Thursday, May 5, 2011

papery perfection at PAPERUNWAY

Have you got a thing for paper? Do you love it in all its forms? Crinkled, crisp, torn -  magazines, old letters, book pages, even baking paper! Aaah the endless possibilities of a pile of vintage National Geographic magazines.  Are you hearing me? Or perhaps you already know ...

The newest online magazine to hit the virtual newsstand is paperunway. We get that it is somewhat of a contradiction; a publication dedicated to paper yet published on line, how very modern and technology friendly.  The nice part is that you can buy it in its printed form also.

Paperunway is the result of two dedicated and self confessed paperholics Maree Oaten and Nikki Buckland. I met Maree in February this year when she participated in Magnolia Square's Sydney event as a new retailer with her other business, Little Branch. I was immediately attracted to her beautiful stand in all it's paper glory. 

the little branch stand at magnolia square, paddington town hall {image by Katie Preece}

Recognising another paper aficionado in Magnolia Square, Maree & Nikki kindly featured us in their launch issue. Luck would have it that our Sydney show was a homage to papery goodness and  so there was plenty of paper products & inspiration to go around including the paper queen herself Jo Neville of Paper Couture who cut, paste and folded a fabulous installation over the 3 days of the show.

paper installation created by Jo Neville of Paper Couture {image by Katie Preece}

I love that about Mag Square ... it is a meeting place for creative minds.  Paperunway also met and featured these Mag Square retailers in Issue 1 ... Paula Mills of Sweet William, Elie Azzi of La La Land, Nikki Catalano, Emmy Rose, Me and Amber and our BRILLIANT event photographer Katie Preece.

A big congratulations and thank you to Maree and Nikki for making this project happen.  Magnolia Square are big fans and look forward to supporting & contributing to paperunway.  We will put the girls In the Spotlight with an interview in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, sit down, open your laptop, ipad or other compatible technology platform and enjoy the simple pleasure of paper!!

snippets GIVEAWAY
In the meantime we have a printed copy of paperunway to give away to one paper obsessed snippets reader! Please leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win.  {A winner will be chosen randomly and announced online next Thursday 12th May}   

Update to this post 14 May - Winner is Tatiana Kontoulis

blog nice interview today with Sibella Court
direct link to the magazine


  1. This is just heaven! You had me at 'have you got a thing for paper?'

  2. Beautiful post!
    - Catherine at The Spring

  3. I was just reading this issue today - great mention!

  4. What a divine publication and I simply HAVE to have a copy! Lovely Magnolia Square presence and is that a Crayon Chick crochet garland I spy in the background?! Finger crossed I hear from you soon!

  5. Ooh, the post title was all I needed to read. Gloriousness. Crossing fingers. J x

  6. Amazing issue! I love Magnolia Square feature!

  7. Paper Runway - sounds amazing. Flicking online is a lovely way to be inspired but the real thing in my paper cut hands has got to be better. I love what Magnolia Square has done for our creative community. Thank you.

  8. Wow it's beautiful. So inspirational, artfully presented. I know an electronic version is better for the environment but....I think I'm addicted to the smell of glossy paper and aim to reuse my magazines - but you have to cut them up
    It is huge and I will read it over and over to drink it in.
    Congratulations on what must have been a lot of work to produce it but a labour of love obviously.
    Please feed my addiction with what will be a collector's edition I'm sure.

  9. Congratulations Tatiana Kontoulis (La Boom) is the winner of PAPERUNWAY's printed edition of Issue One !!


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