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Tastes like cardboard

December 13th, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  5 Comments

Photographs by Jenni Carter

Benja Harney is the only person who could make cardboard flavours an attractive thing. He’s an amazing Sydney paper artist and, last month, his work appeared as part of the Topshop Window Project at the Incu boutique in Paddington. The display included a high tea stand and another food scene, as well as Brit-themed sculptures (to tie in with the opening of Topshop).

I especially love all the detail on show: the ‘curls’ of the salad leaves, the curves of the pot, the flat lemon slices – adding some citrus kick to the brewed tea.

You can see more of Benja’s well-cut work at his website.



  1. ooh i love the cucumber sandwiches!

  2. Forager says:

    Amazing creativity with something so simple! Glad I’ve found your blog – so I’ve passed on my Over The Top Award to you – please head over to my blog to collect it!

  3. riyo says:

    wonderful things!!
    i like the floating lemon in the tea cups!

  4. JLuu Avenue says:

    The sardine is so comical!

  5. These are just great!
    How original and cute.
    I love the sardines:)
    Just found your blog via Pia.

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