Flying Tiger, that strange mash up of quirky Scandi design and Pound Store (Ikea meets Poundland) had this clever little section of their Newsletter. I have no stores very near and sadly they do not yet have mail order but the ideas are good.
This reminds me of the childhood Ladybird book ‘Toys and Games To Make’, a great use of those everyday childhood items, things like old date boxes, matches, matchboxes and fag packets.
A terraced row of these carton houses or warehouses reminds me of H.G. Well’s Little Wars type games and Alan Gruber’s Tradgardland biscuit box houses of 2017:
Previously on Flying Tiger …
My Previous Flying Tiger blog posts also have a very naval or maritime quality.
Lots of gaming uses – terraced houses, warehouses on wharfs, landing craft and canal boats – as a way of using up those difficult-to-recycle tetrapak type juice and milk cartons.
However it might be a challenge to paint their shiny texture. A thin layer of Papier-mâché maybe or masking tape? Dolls House stone, brick and tile papers?
My first carton creation will be a flexible use Landing Craft.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on 18 July 2019