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cardboard whale tail

by Luis Rodrigalvarez
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  • the story

Call Me Ishmael

Sometimes it's tough to take that first dive into the sea of papers on your desk. Enter the Cardboard Whale Tail. Made from cream-colored cardboard, this sculptural design brings a charming touch of seafaring intrigue to your desk, bookshelf or tabletop. Decorate each cardboard panel with paint, glitter, or wrapping paper for extra pizzazz, or leave white and make contemporary waves in your home. Made in the USA.

  • details
Community Voted
Item ID
Made from
recycled cardboard
11" H x 5" dia.
Care: Keep away from water and flames. Assembly instructions included.
  • the maker
Luis Rodrigalvarez

Luis Rodrigalvarez

After working as a designer for several design firms, manufacturers, and advertising companies in Madrid, Luis followed his wife to Charlottesville, Virginia and landed at Cardboard Safari as head designer. The quick success of his first design, a cardboard deer trophy, emboldened them to make more.

Luis discovers new ideas from traveling in airplanes, subways and cars. "The process of being in motion to another place makes me think from a different perspective and gives me time to turn ideas around in my head."

When starting a new design he considers the material or the tool as these define the possibilities and limitations. "The fragility, flatness and strength are the main characteristics of cardboard that drive my projects and spawn many small sketches and notes."

When not designing Luis loves to cook and share his recipes with family and friends. collection

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Q and A

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35votes, 7 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods

We think this design will make a splash, but we want to know what you think before we add it to our assortment. Does it have your vote?

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What is the point of this?

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Having just come from Alaska, this reminds me of my trip. What a fun/silly way to decorate my office/desk.

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Would be great for the right recipient and made in the USA!

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Interesting but looks like it could be flimsy. Would diffently require the right person.

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Interesting but looks like it could be flimsy. Would diffently require the right person.

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workspaces often go undecorated because you don't want anything too fragile or valuable lying around; this could be a cute alternative.

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