When Pigs Fly…

flatpacks from Finland

These super cute, pop-out postcards from Finnish design company Lovi are laser-cut from birchwood ply. You can order most of them painted in a pretty color, and each kit comes with instructions for assembly and a string to turn your trinket into an ornament. Flat-pack cards range from about 9–13€ each. And if you’re wondering where to hang these lovely Lovis, they also make some nice flat-pack trees.

via designboom

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Love it! Brilliant. Very well done. Simplicity at its best.

Dennis P. McGrath AIA

GREAT! How do I but them?

Okay, how do they avoid the scorched edges?

and how do I make something like them?

Kristen Turner

@Dennis: you can buy them at the Lovi website

@dhawktx: Anne Paso of Lovi wrote today to inform me that these are actually water-cut, hence no burned edges. But I think if you painted your wood after it was cut, you could achieve a similar effect.

@Troy: take a look at Ponoko ID [ http://ponoko.com/ponoko-id/id-overview ] If you don’t know how to design/make something, you can request a project to be made and approved designers will be able to bid on your request.

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