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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The Organization Blog Fest Concludes (Kind of)

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Organization Blog Fest

And so we have come to the end. By now I would assume your 500 piece pencil collection is in order, your socks are filed away by color then size and your canned foods are arranged alphabetically. I can imagine you sitting by your bookcase, impressed with the outcome of your recent arrangement but also bored because decluttering and arranging your things was such a thrill and now that it is all in order you don’t know what to do with your time.

Ok, I’m almost spot on, right?

Probably not, but if you need more inspiration or organizing guidance I would highly suggest Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, January 9th, 2009

Favorite Organizing Tips from Ariana of Paper Cloud

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Paper Cloud, ArianaPaper Cloud was started in 2006 by husband and wife team Matt & Ariana Broerman. They design and produce handmade pillows, lighting, apparel, and journals in their home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio.

When I was small – 4 or 5 – my family visited my grandparents in Florida and I found a shoebox in which I neatly organized all the things I thought were important. I now have lots more to organize, but the same desire to keep things tidy has stayed with me.

Paper Cloud Work Station

STUDIO & WORKSPACE
When we set up our home studio, we realized that we needed storage that could double as workspace. We bought filing cabinets and big metal drawers at an overstock liquidation outlet. Then Matt bought plywood which he finished and screwed onto the metal pieces to create long work benches. The solution was cheaper than Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

DP in the News: Apartment Therapy Giveaway!

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Apartment Therapy GiveawayIt is giveaway season, no doubt, and thanks to Apartment Therapy and a number of our designers we have a few pieces to share. Today’s Design Public giveaway on Apartment Therapy involves Hybrid-Home and Paper Cloud pillows. Submit your three favorite pillows from the list to enter to win.

Thanks AT, Hybrid-Home and Paper Cloud!

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

DP in the Press: Boston Home and Beautiful Homes Magazines

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A couple of nice DP mentions in printed form recently. We’ve been in…

Boston Home, Magno RadioBoston Home, featuring the Singgih Kartono Magno Radios, and…

Beautiful Homes featuring the Paper Cloud Cornstalk pendant.

Thanks, guys!

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Q&A with Matthew and Ariana Broerman of Paper Cloud

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Ariana and Matt Broerman of Paper CloudDesigners Matthew and Ariana Broerman of Paper Cloud have brought a truly handmade approach to design. All of their pieces, from journals to pillows to cards to lampshades, are made solely by the duo in their Cincinnati studio.

If you are on the hunt for a geniunely handmade item for your home, Paper Cloud is a great place to start. Enjoy the Q&A!

I find it inspiring that you two went from making handmade holiday cards for your friends and family to starting a business as extensive as Paper Cloud. A dream for many of us (myself included)! How did Paper Cloud come together and get off the ground?

When we started Paper Cloud in the fall of 2005, we had both been working as designers for two years in Cincinnati. We got great responses from the cards we were making for friends and family and we loved the idea of working and designing for ourselves. Matt comes from a very entrepreneurial family, and he grew up seeing the freedom and flexibility you have when you own your own business. Both of those things Read the rest of this entry »

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