The Record Tote x floresdaannita

Posted on September 25 2018

Any time I have the chance to collaborate with another creative woman is an opportunity I can't pass up. This summer, my friend Anna and I worked together on the launch of Koeppel Design's newest product, The Record Tote in black. Anna is a talented paper artist who makes the most delicate and beautiful paper flowers. Anna's artistic vision lead the art direction for our recent photoshoot. Her paper botanical creations are so realistic and detailed, I found it difficult to believe they were not real until I had a chance to see them up close.

As always, I love to coax my friends into wearing multiple hats when we work together, so Anna was also our model for two days of shooting. Anna is also a vinyl collector and kindly answered a few questions for us about her favorite kind of music. Read on to learn more and take a peak into Anna's collection!

Hi, my name is Anna, I'm a Brazilian paper artist based in San Francisco. My background is Fashion Design and I used to make bridal accessories. I've been making paper blooms for almost six years now and you can check my creations at my Instagram account @floresdaannita.

Anna uses The LP Block, engraved and a 3 panel set of A-Z record dividers to organize and display her vinyl collection. 

Best album to listen to when you’ve had a rough week: 
That's a very tough question! I can't say just one, sorry.  Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins (1993), Mezzanine by Massive Attack (1998), Secos e Molhados by Secos e Molhados (1973) or Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben (1963). 

How long have you been collecting records? How did you get into it?
I would say since I was a kid. I still have most of my childhood vinyl records at my parents place in Brazil.  But  when I got married it became a serious thing, my husband took it to the next level. 

Favorite music genre in your collection: 
Definitely Progressive Rock! 

Album you're in search of:
Secos e Molhados by Secos e Molhados (1973) and Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben (1963) 

Name a Brazilian artist should every collector know about:
Jorge Ben Jor. For me he's one of the most talented brazilian musicians of all times. The guy is a genius!

He makes real brazilian music, trust me.