Gone are the days of messy crafting projects that look worse and cost much more then simply buying it from the store. With the rise of Pinterest, the internet has become much better at producing DIY projects that are simple, smart, and eco friendly. My favourite for the day is this set of sleek cardboard […]
Forget 3D printers. An innovation by Korean electronics giant Samsung, the Origami is a printer that comes as flat corrugated cardboard panels which you can fold into 3D existence as a printing machine, with the help of some strategic folds. Printer engine included separately.
Dylan Shields makes sculptures out of cardboard. The sham-marriage between the subject matter and materials are a joy to behold. The piece I saw, titled Hercules As Heroic Virtue Overcoming Discord, depicts a man beating a woman to death with a stick, and it is entirely made from old potato-crisp packaging boxes. The detail is […]
I’m a big fan of what Karton are doing creatively in regards to environmentally friendly design: 100% recyclable and flexible ingenuity. I particularly appreciate the decorative feature options for the home or office, including various animal trophies. Available exclusively online, Karton keeps things easy and fun and adds something unique to the space you live […]
We are told on a daily basis to recycle and reuse and one Ohio based artist has done just that. Mark Langan takes supplies from his trash and the neighbourhood, reusing cardboard and reclaimed materials in order to create his art. Corrugated Art, as named by Langan, uses a material for which it was not purportedly […]
Berlin-based art director, craftsmaker and illustrator Bartek Elsner makes all these amazing larger-than-life cardboard creations. He has to date made gigantic ‘ghettoblaster’ cassette tape players, gnarled trees, fireplaces and ‘Internet-producing’ machines. Wonder what’s next — a cardboard village? Oh, Martha Stewart’s been there.
What a genius kid! Nine year old Caine spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store. He just didn’t know that someone was watching everything and preparing him for the best surprise he will ever have.
Born in the UK and now residing in Italy, Chris Gilmour creates amazing life-size sculptures all out of objects found in our workspace or at home, such as cardboard and glue. As kids, our imaginations was endless when we saw cardboard boxes. From building rocket ships to little houses, Gilmour takes a it all a step further by creating intricate sculptures from vehicles such as bicycles and cars. Cardboards are usually just made to contain and be discarded afterwards. His works reveal a process of understanding that lets us see everyday reality with new awareness and appreciation.
There’s origami, and then there’s Chairigami. All completely recyclable, of course: ‘Chairigami is an innovative designer and manufacturer of cardboard furniture. Our product is inexpensive, lightweight, and completely recyclable’. Smart.