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You Won't Believe These Sculptures Are Made Out of Paper

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If you're headed to Castle in the Air to pick up some gold leaf or glitter for your next DIY project, make sure to check out their upstairs gallery where a new display features more than 30 paper sculptures created by the shop's owner Karima Cammell and her team of artisans.

The sculptures are modeled after 19th-century Victorian versions in Karima's own collection, and they incorporate salvaged books rescued from the pulping plant. They were originally centerpieces for the Berkeley Public Library Foundation's 11th Annual Authors Dinner, which honored Karima for her five books. And if you fall in love with one, you can take it home for around $300 (some more, some less), and 100% of sales going benefit the Berkeley Public Library Foundation.
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