Clients and Installations

Book Art Trophy – Paper Springbok

A recent commission - A Buck Book Art Trophy!   I had made a quick one years ago, and really quite enjoyed fine-tuning the design.  One of them is going to hang in the Kloof SPCA bookshop, and others will be on sale in a couple of local Upper Highway...

Bright Feather Jackets Take Flight

Creating a trio of Feather Jackets.  That was a creative challenge I could not refuse! I belong to Cityhill Church in Hillcrest, and every year we host a large Women's Conference called Flourish.  The theme for this year's conference on the 7th and 8th September is...

Decorative Geometric Shapes

We were recently commissioned to create a set of these geometric shape pieces as table decor for an event company.  We enjoyed making them, and now, as a result are delighted to add these polyhedron objects to our portfolio. Before I packed them into a box, I quickly...

Paper Origami Cranes and Lilies

We've just finished folding a few hundred origami shapes for a re-launch function in Johannesburg.  We created the traditional Japanese Origami Paper Cranes and Lilies for the event.  The launch of the Yellow Pages Online Directory. Not only did we create...

Pure White Paper Proteas

An enormous batch of paper proteas.  Perhaps the largest we've ever created.  It was a delight to make up this bunch for a corporate client in Cape Town. We've been making proteas for years, and they remain a fresh vibrant paper flower option. Freshly Found is based...

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – DIY

What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression.  A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function.  Neither of us had tried it before.  We put in some research, and were delighted with the result.  It was a great...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Stage Design – Curtain of Paper Leaves

Recently I was involved in designing a paper installation for an exciting stage backdrop. The stage decor team at my church CityHill Hillcrest, decided on a paper leaf theme to coincide with Autumn and to have an beautiful opportunity to recycle discarded office...

Design Indaba Creative Collab Durban

Tonight is the opening of the Creative Collab Durban.  An exciting exhibition with some amazing local talent. I've been setting up the Freshly Found display. The focus of the stand is the bespoke design installations we do.    To showcase this, we've produced a...

Frazer Parfum – and Freshly Found Flowers

Friday night was the relaunch of Tammy Frazer's Parfum Shop.  It was a delight to make up origami lilies from Crane's Crest 100% cotton paper for the event. Frazer Parfum is a bespoke creative perfume house working only with high quality natural raw materials.  The...

We’ve been involved in many installations for stage, shop window, entrance lobby, church etc.  Lampshades from recycled posters, paper decor for stages, giant blooms for shop windows and folded book art for windows too. We’ve helped tie dye tablecloths and created feather jackets, made many paper products and more.

 Installation Stories

Bright Feather Jackets Take Flight

Creating a trio of Feather Jackets.  That was a creative challenge I could not refuse! I belong to Cityhill Church in Hillcrest, and every year we host a large Women's Conference called Flourish.  The theme for this year's conference on the 7th and 8th September is...

Stage Design – Curtain of Paper Leaves

Recently I was involved in designing a paper installation for an exciting stage backdrop. The stage decor team at my church CityHill Hillcrest, decided on a paper leaf theme to coincide with Autumn and to have an beautiful opportunity to recycle discarded office...

Design Indaba Creative Collab Durban

Tonight is the opening of the Creative Collab Durban.  An exciting exhibition with some amazing local talent. I've been setting up the Freshly Found display. The focus of the stand is the bespoke design installations we do.    To showcase this, we've produced a...

Frazer Parfum – and Freshly Found Flowers

Friday night was the relaunch of Tammy Frazer's Parfum Shop.  It was a delight to make up origami lilies from Crane's Crest 100% cotton paper for the event. Frazer Parfum is a bespoke creative perfume house working only with high quality natural raw materials.  The...

Anisa Mpungwe Launch

Beautiful Pics by Lauren of Glossary of the Freshly Found Paper Proteas and Origami hearts at The Mr Price Anisa Mpungwe Launch

Mild Mustard

Just finished a Dusty-Yellow coloured paper project!  Hand painting the paper with this warm colour has endeared me a little to this hot dog hue....

Book Bunting

Freshly Found cut-out and ink-coloured hearts on book paper bunting at the Amazing Alternate Wedding Fair in Durban this weekend.   Visit the Fair between 9 and 3 on Sunday at Upstairs, 202A Florida Road, Durban.  If you would like to make these up yourself - This is...

Poetry in Motion

Poetry Collection stores have been running a fund-raiser to counteract illiteracy.  We were delighted to make up book strings for The Shaw Sisters who supplied them to stores countrywide for this campaign.  The promotion has been running since early July and is...

Concertina Shells…

These are the interesting leftovers from an enormous project we have just completed. Christy, Sandile, Hlengiwe and myself have sourced, sliced, folded and strung together hundreds of folded books for the Shaw Sisters, who are supplying a nation-wide chain store in...

Packaging Proteas.

A bunch of these were delivered to Nampak Sacks this week, to thank them for passing on some of their packaging waste, so that we can make beautiful proteas.     A whole bunch of these will be at The Design Indaba Expo next week too. ...

Taarrrraaahhhh! Those Lampshades!

Finally, I get to show you the lampshades I wove for our large church entrance hall foyer!  We have been updating the look of the reception area - It was my job to weave 8 lampshade covers from posters we have used at our church over the past years! You may recognise...

Woven Posters

I am so excited about the trial run lampshade I had to weave from strips of old advertising banners for a decor project I am working on. I love the colours and the texture! We are hoping to mount these on giant barrel lampshades, giving a colourful industrial...