Upcycled Recipe Card Boxes by Karen Malcolm

Upcycled Recipe Card Boxes by Karen Malcolm

Sarah Rainwater
Nov 3, 2009

Recipe card boxes may seem like a quaint idea in the Internet age, but these Joseph Cornell-inspired upcycled boxes by Karen Malcolm make me start to rethink my recipe (non) organization system.

My go-to recipe for all holiday entertaining (a buzz-inducing no-cook whiskey cookie, YUM) was handwritten by my grandmother on an index card that I constantly misplace amidst piles of recipes printed from the web and pages torn from magazines. With a wide range of software available for organizing recipes and printing customized index cards, a cool box actually seems like just the thing I need.

Rhode Island artist Karen Malcolm custom crafts these artful boxes from found objects and ephemera, working with customers to create a one-of-a-kind pieces. Her found object artwork is also wonderfully strange and unique. See more of her recipe boxes and artwork at Malcolm Studio Shop.

Good Question: What Recipe Storing Software Would You Recommend?
Help Me Find: Clean and Modern Recipe Card Templates
Good Idea: Printable Recipe Card Templates

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