Send a letter, and an entire galaxy, with Starry Sky Envelopes

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Technology is increasingly replacing the need for hand-written letters. And it’s also making the tiny stars in the sky harder to see as cities get brighter. But there’s still a way to light up the night sky, and show someone you care, all with one poetic envelope.

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Tiny holes are pierced into the envelope, creating an astronomically accurate depiction of the heavenly bodies. A double-layered mechanism allows for light to filter in, which illuminates the inside of the envelope. Text written in both Japanese and English instructs the recipient to peer inside for a special surprise.

Want to send your city-dwelling friends a miniature planetarium? The Starry Sky Envelopes are available in the Spoon & Tamago Shop for $12.

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These envelopes were originally designed by a young Japanese art student named Moe Tsukada. She submitted her prototype to a design contest last year, where she won first prize. They were recently brought to market by paper craft company Kaminokousakujo.

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4 Comments

  1. excited about your wonderful ways to reach my kids out in the world with feeling

  2. That is such a kool idea very neat I like that idea for a gift

  3. It’s “astronomically” accurate, not “astrologically” accurate. Astronomy is the scientific study of the heavens. Astrology is a pseudoscience embraced by Nancy Reagan.

  4. What a cool idea! I would love to try this out with my kids 🙂

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