I claim to be an expert on origami because I can make paper stars and cranes. Yes, that’s two different types! Then along comes Adam Tran who just has to put me in my place with his amazing paper folds of dinosaurs, preying mantises, winged gladiators and so much more.
If you’ve always wanted to own a rowboat but just don’t have enough room to fit one in the garage, perhaps you can fit this rowboat in your closet instead. It’s called the Maarno Origami Rowboat and it’s about as compact as a fully functioning boat can get. It was designed by Max Frommeld and […]
I’ve always found origami to be a very precise and sterile art form. However, looking at these pieces by Nguyễn Hùng Cường I see a whole new world of amazing possibilities in terms of fluidity, colour and interesting textures. Brilliant stuff.
After experimenting with natural wood veneer for many years, Thai product designer and inventor Anurak Suchat has developed the Loop and the Arrow, two origami-like wooden lamps that you can readily fold and unfold to light up rooms and desktops. Each veneer is laminated into three layers, has a 0.48 mm backing and is laser-cut. […]
Alma Haser graduated with a photography degree just three years ago from Nottingham Trent University, but her works have already traveled to ten international exhibitions. In her Cosmic Surgery photo series, Haser photographs her subject, prints multiple images of the portrait shots, folds these images into an origami structure, sticks the origami on the subject’s […]
This scarf is the perfect combination of Japanese paper folding and fashion. It can be formed into almost any shape, and it will hold its shape as long as it’s being worn. The origami scarf is made from a special fabric that feels like paper, enhancing the origami feel.
Martin Hunt started to make his own origami models while studying math at Southampton University. Eschewing traditional Japanese forms, he began replicating classic Star Wars space ships and fighters. He now has more than 20 creations derived from the blockbuster George Lucas film franchise.
The Flux Chair is a cleverly-designed folding chair that folds up into an easy-to-carry envelope after use. Inspired by origami, the chair’s lightweight and portable design can be used practically anywhere. The Flux Chair comes in 9 colors, and its super thin design is made from completely sustainable materials.
Moscow-based architect Peter Kostelov has created an origami-inspired house for Russian television show Dachniy Otvet in which the client and architect only met once before construction. The brief for the house specified that it was to be a summer home for enjoying outdoor activities and hosting parties. The owner also specified it wasn’t to be […]
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.
Rupa Design created this origami cover design out of paper for the upcoming issue 1/12 of novum magazine, focusing on the fortune-bringing crane to wish all readers a good start into 2012 and A HAPPY BALANCE.
A new addition was added to my iTunes library today, Between The Folds, a stunning documentary about the Art of Origami. Thinking back to my own amateur projects in school, when we made little yellow swans and blue stars, I am amazed at what is behind the art of great folding. The mathmatical patterns behind […]
I was feeling kind of picky this morning, searching for just the right thing to itch that Monday morning scratch. The beautiful origami like collages of London illustrator Kate Slater really did it. The fact that they’re 3D makes you convinced that you might actually be able to crawl inside one of them and reclaim […]