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Stunning Pencil Shavings Becoming Tiny Technicolor Flowers

Japanese designer Haruka Misawa has reimagined the everyday process of pencil sharpening to create a delicate series of paper flowers. She prints paper with colour gradations, then wraps it in layers around a uniformly-toned core (in place of a typical pencil's graphite), creating a long cylinder to be spun gently through a sharpener.

Tiny technicolor petals blossom from the shavings, curling into wispy, whimsical blooms. Each one measures only 15-40mm in diameter but consists of countless combined slices that can be seen with a close look. 


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