Paper Craft Animation

May 21, 2015

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Back in January I wrote a short blog post on paper craft in graphic design. Since then I’ve found several notable examples of paper craft being used in stop motion animation, and thought I would share.


Kijek / Adamski have made several animations involving thousands of painted laser cut paper elements, which are layered in front of each other to create the movement.



Curtin University Degree from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.



“Curtin University Degree” Making of – Kijek/Adamski from Strange Beast on Vimeo.


Cris Wiegandt in Berlin has created many animations involving paper craft, including this series for Nickelodeon.



Nickelodeon Kindernet from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.


Here’s another by Cris Wiegandt



Artbox Campaign 2014 from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.


Chit-Chat-Roulette by David Luepschen involves paper crafted backgrounds with hand puppets.

CHIT CHAT ROULETTE from David Luepschen on Vimeo.


Here are a couple more of interest.




Miami by Hattie Newman



Synesthesia from Stefan Iyapah on Vimeo.


New Additions: Mesa Custom

May 19, 2015

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EQ3’s popular Mesa table is expanding into an entirely customizable collection. Until now, the Mesa has been offered as a round dinette with a black base and a white marble top. The Mesa collection now offers two sizes of tops (rectangular dining and round dinette), three top options (white marble, black marble, and oak), and four base colour options (black, dark teal, eggplant, kelly green, and yellow). With all of these options, you can create 30 unique Mesa configurations to suit any space or style.


The solid iron sheet metal legs are powder coated locally in Winnipeg, then shipped out across Canada and the United States to stores and customers. Since there are so many possible combinations, each EQ3 store will receive their own unique collection of Mesa bases, tops and sizes.


The table was designed by the German design team 45 KILO; founded in 2007 by Philip Schopfer and Daniel Klapsing. Check out their website and our previous article from Mesa’s launch in 2014 on the links below.


(From left to right) Mesa rectangular in oak top and eggplant base, Mesa dinette in white marble top and yellow base, and Mesa dinette in black marble top and black base.

Mesa rectangular oak top, eggplant base | Mesa white marble top,  yellow base | Mesa black marble top, black base


Music Library: May Long 2015

May 15, 2015

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PLAYLIST 05.15.2015


We have the Brits to thank for the extra day off this weekend, so celebrate the long weekend with this party-ready playlist featuring a mix of new and old songs from some of my favourite English artists.


01. Intro – The xx xx

02. Electricity – Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

03. Breakfast In America – Supertramp Breakfast In America

04. Paris – Friendly Fires Friendly Fires

05. Corinne – Metronomy The English Riviera

06. Weird Fishes / Arpeggi – Radiohead In Rainbows

07. Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode Violator

08. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

09. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III

10. Close to Me – The Cure The Head on the Door

11. Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) – Gorillaz Plastic Beach 

12. Any Colour You Like – Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon

13. Dissolve Me – alt-J An Awesome Wave

14. This Charming Man – The Smiths Single

15. Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash London Calling

16. Trials of the Past (feat. Sampha) – SBTRKT SBTRKT

17. You – Gold Panda Lucky Shiner

18. Disorder – Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

19. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order Brotherhood

20. Life Round Here – James Blake Overgrown

21. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen Jazz

22. Pinball Wizard – The Who Tommy

23. Start to Move – Wire Pink Flag

24. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles Revolver


May 14, 2015

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Throwback Thursday is a recurring Internet theme that encourages the online community to share old photographs (traditionally of people) via social networks once a week. The proliferation of #tbt is largely credited to Instagram – the online mobile photo-sharing networking service; Just ten months after instagram introduced hashtags to the platform in 2011, #tbt became an established trend. The theme, however, is cross-platform and can be found on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and blogs such as this.


A little late to the game, we decided it was time to contribute to the tbt community. In order to do so we dusted off some shelves and looked into EQ3’s equivalent of a family photo album – our catalogues. One Thursday every month, we will post an image from our past; Chucklesome or inspiring, we will honour the past by posting in the present.



#TBT 2002

#TBT 2002


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2015

May 7, 2015

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This Mother’s day  (Sunday, May 10th in case you forgot) stop by EQ3 to pick up that perfect gift.  We’ve put together a few gift ideas and our theme is brunch!


1. Coast Marble Bowl – Made from natural white matte marble with grey veining, display fruits, decorative objects, and other items in this decorative bowl.


2. Acre Napkins – 100% woven cotton, machine washable and available in light grey, green, blue, and white.


3. Marimekko Mugs – Select from a wide range of patterns, these mugs are made from microwave and dishwasher safe porcelain.


4Sagaform Accent Coffee Pot – Keep your coffee warm all morning in this carafe with a no-drip pour and ergonomic rubberized handle.


5. Mono Umbrella Stand – An elegant place to store your umbrella and the jewellery of any foyer.


6. Bruno Throw – This soft and chunky throw is hand knit in a neutral grey.


There are plenty more gift options available online and in store. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up flowers and a card!


Happy Mother’s Day!

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