Paper flowers by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa created using layers of paper with color gradations rolled into a cylindrical scroll which are shaved using a pencil sharpener. The simple form can be displayed on your desk or as a wall decoration and you can create different variations depending on how thick it's sharpened.
These “pencil” shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual shavings made of thinly sliced, multi-layered paper. You can sense the materiality of the individual sheets of paper, both from the cross section showing the paper’s original color and from the printed side. Each Paper Flower will bloom quietly and softly on your desk. Depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent, so you can’t make the same flower twice. Once you’ve created one, you’re bound to try again.