Kenichi Hoshine


Kenichi Hoshine is a Japanese-born painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. See more of his work here.

*All images from artist’s website

Thilo Heinzmann

thiloThilo Heinzmann is a German artist living and working in Berlin. His works explore gesture, kinetics, materiality and and minimalism. See more of his work at Galerie Perrotin.

*all images from Galerie Perrotin

Deadline is approaching for the LPP+ Residency!


Our application for the LPP+ Residency 2016 is now open!

Since 2004, Little Paper Planes has connected artists and collectors, sharing the excitement of collecting artwork, prints, handmade objects and ephemera. In our ninth year, LPP expanded from an online only organization into a storefront on Valencia Street in San Francisco.  With this expansion we widened our programming to include a residency within the new physical location.

The LPP + Residency offers a diverse group of makers – artists, curators, collectives, photographers, writers, performers, participatory/social practice, musicians, craftspeople. – the opportunity to cultivate ideas and work in a month-long residency in San Francisco. Residents receive space to set up a workshop, studio, or office. Expanding on our commitment in helping artists, we felt it was important to offer free space to encourage our creative community to try out new projects or just have a place to work.

From May 2013-November 2014, the residency was housed in the back of the shop which created an interesting dynamic between the residents and the public.  The residents used the opportunity to engage with the local community at large. Starting in March 2015, LPP will partner up with Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative to host the LPP+ Residency.  Adobe has been an integral platform for artists since 1989 and we are excited about this partnership.  LPP+ will have a small studio space behind their gallery where our residents will reside for a month at a time.  Since they are open to the public, the residency will also be open to the public and is just down the street on 24th and Folsom from our Valencia Street shop in The Mission District.

Little Paper Planes provides support to assist with screenings, readings, lectures and workshops during the course of the residency.  Open to individuals and groups, the resident(s) will offer at least two public programs or events during the course of their time at LPP+.  Each residency culminates with a publication and/or print edition published by LPP as an extension of the residency.  SFMOMA’s Library and Archives collect all publications.

View photos and videos of all the residencies: Go here!

Click here to apply!

Holidays 2015 // Gift Guides : Hannah

For the holidays, the ladies of LPP decided to put together gift guides (mainly based on what we’d like to receive, of course).  Each week, we’ll be posting another collection of goodies, all available online and in the shop.  Happy shopping!




// Hannah’s Gift Guide //

Citrine Body Oil:  I suffer from some serious skin complaints, so a good moisturizer is crucial for me.  I am obsessed with everything Herbivore Botanicals makes- all natural, AMAZING scents, and actually effective.

Men’s Facial Elixir:  This was the serum that convinced my boyfriend that nice body care products are actually worth it.  He approves and I will continue to gift this elixir to all the dudes I know.

Muscle Joint Salve:  Since I am both training for a half marathon and am also very clumsy, a good bruise and ache balm is a blessing.  This stuff is magical.

Cheek & Lip Tint:  A two-for-one all natural stain that gives a great flush of color and keeps your lips feeling soft.

Tree Pencils:  Twiggy and cute- a great stocking stuffer for the outdoorsy writer in your life, as well as the amateur Instagram life style photographer.

Leather Charger Necklace:  This is one of two pieces I wear almost every single day- I love everything Julia Szendrei makes and this necklace is no exception.  Its versatility is incredible (I seriously wear it with everything).

Double Cuff:  Part two of my daily look- a cuff that perfectly treads between minimal and statement jewelry.  Not an easy feat.

Halo Ring:  Hikaru Furuhashi is another local favorite. Although I could easily scoop up all of her jewels, the Halo Ring is a stand-out fav.  The delicately textured loop of cast brass really is like a little halo on my index finger.

Golda Soaps:  I am a sucker for fancy soaps, so obviously I am loving these spherical and pyramid beauties from Studio Cue.  The fact that they have the most incredible woodsy citrusy scent doesn’t hurt.

Golda Incense:  Because the soaps smell so good, you’ll want to keep the scent going all day.  This is a particularly nice gift for all your generous hosts and hostesses.

Minimal Lighter:  Why not pair one of these sleek Japanese lighters with the incense (and win at gift giving)?  Super minimal, refillable, shiny- these lighters have some serious class.

Black Forest Card Wallet:  The essential card wallet.  Sized to perfectly fit your cards and a bit of cash, it will slip in a pocket with ease.  Because everyone loves some buttery soft leather.

Shop all my picks online here!



Alison Blickle

alison blickle

The work of Los Angeles-based artist Alison Blickle.  These oil paintings and ceramic pieces are part of a series titled History of Magic.  The series was split into three parts and shown over the course of three years.  Part III was shown earlier this year at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York.

To see more of her work visit her site here

Tin Can Forest



Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek, Canadian artists based in Toronto Ontario and the Canadian West Coast, work collaboratively under the name Tin Can Forest. They create sequential art, film and books. Their art is inspired by the the forests of Canada, Slavic art, and occult folklore.

All of their books are available on their website, where you can also see their short animations and purchase prints:

All images courtesy of the artists’ website and blog.


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Wade Jeffree x Print All Over Me


Wade Jeffree is a New York-based designer and art director from Melbourne, Australia.

Print All Over Me offers seasonal collections of silhouettes released every three months, that can be used by anyone to create, share, own and produce their own designs and artwork.  For his collaboration with Print All Over Me, Jeffree “takes inspiration directly from the textures and mark-making of the everyday: the scuffs, the stains, the scratches and writings that we routinely walk past and forget. All of these textures have been gathered and re-purposed during explorations through the streets of NYC.”  Like much of his work, Jeffree’s collection both celebrates and elevates the mundane.

To see more of Jeffree’s work, click here.  To see his PAOM collection and shop the looks, click here.


Anna Fidler

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The work of Portland, Oregon-based artist Anna Fidler.  Fidler and artist Katy Stone currently have a show, Coastal Coven, at Johansson Projects in Oakland running through January 2016.

About the show, from the gallery’s site:

“Anna Fidler and Katy Stone toy with the relationship between the natural world and the supernatural realm just beyond, with the boundary between constantly melting in and out of focus. The artists sculpt in layers of metal, paper and paint unearthing radiant mythical bursts of energy from their homeland in the Pacific Northwest.”

She explains her work for the show as “an elliptical narrative with a cast of characters stemming from non-existent fairy tales, science fiction books, and 19th century poetry.”

To see images from Coastal Coven (in addition to the first four above) as well as past series’, visit the artist’s site here.


Jem Magbanua


Jem Magbanua is a Filipino artist based in Singapore. Through her drawings, Jem explores ideas of the nature of place, of human beings in place, and of the organic and artificial structures that shape such being. Her current investigation centers on the idea of Singapore as a non-place, a city in perpetual movement and transition.  All images courtesy of the artist’s flickr.