Over the summer I decorated this box using artwork from the Rijksmuseum. I had read about their Rijksstudio in this NY Times piece, which encourages anyone to use images from their collection at a very high-resolution for personal use. It's pretty amazing. I created a personal collection and then printed some pieces out on my everyday printer and glued them to this wood box I got at Michaels (I think) and painted the edges blue. I lined the inside with patterned paper. I think this would make a sweet sewing box. There are three boxes in a set, each one is smaller than the other, so I am thinking about a clever set that would have special meaning—with one fitting inside another. Something with a pun maybe. Or some kind of riddle.
I'm sure there are a ton of cool projects using Rijksstudio all over the internet. This site was also featured in Flow magazine, which I also picked up last summer and now want to get all the English back issues of. I love that magazine! I found my copy at Barnes and Noble and I need to get it back from Grammie, who has borrowed it. I suspect this is all very old news—both the museum site and Flow magazine, but it's all so cool that I have been meaning to write about it. I also am running about 6 months late with everything so in my world this is breaking news!