Nothing practical in the lab today, just some inspirational eye candy for you: These are more art than design, but these laser-cut butterflies mounted in traditional oak boxes are a lovely use of vintage maps and papers, elevating scraps of paper to art. Plus they're a lot less creepy than mounted butterflies.
imagesurgery is currently sold out of their butterflies, but the next series is due in December. Contact them to be notified when they are available.
Images from imagesurgery. Thanks to Apartment Therapy for the tip.