3d art, news & events

Giant Origami Birds Soar in Amsterdam Museum

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Swiss artist, Sipho Mabona suspended large origami birds that have wingspans that range in size from 2-4 meters at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum. (via DesignBoom)

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home & garden

Origami Pleats

Fabric, I think is the next best material that can emulate what paper can do with origami. You can still fold with thick or thin fabric and yield very dramatic results.

This polyester hand-pleated textile is really lovely – because of the soft material and simple folds, romantic- for its pastel colors and practical – it folds up into a roll. For more photos, click on over to the LACMA gallery.

news & events

Two $50 Costco Giftcards (Giveaway now closed)

Starting July 19th, Girligami will be on sale for you and your best gal pals at Costco stores nationwide! Today, we’ve partnered with Tuttle Publishing to give away two $50.00 Costco giftcards to two lucky readers!!!! Scroll down to learn more!

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To enter, simply leave a comment here telling me what’s the best/favorite purchase(s) you made at Costco and/or your favorite memory of Costco. Entries must be posted by Saturday, July 26th at 11:59 pm EST, and two winners will be chosen at random. Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Friends and family of the author and Tuttle Publishing staff are not eligible. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. The winners will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

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architecture

Origami Roof

Love it when homes evoke the feeling of origami. Designed in 2013 by TSC Architects, this modern single family residence is situated inside the Mie Prefecture, Japan. Read more about the process via ArchDaily.

3d art, technology

Can Origami Provide a Foundation for 3-D Nanotechnology?

Artists, Mathematicians, Scientists are working together, with the help of a four-year National Science Foundation grant, to see if origami can provide a foundation for 3-D nantotechnology.

First of all, what is nanotechnology? According to nano.gov, nanotechnology is the application of extremely small things – atoms and molecules-  that can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

Led by engineer Max Shtein and artist Matt Shlian and a group of researchers, they’re “looking at new ways of manipulating light or other kinds of electromagnetic energy using folded structures, and how to actually control the mechanics of materials.”

The final product has yet to be realized, but they believe the collaborative process itself might be the most significant deliverable of all. Read more over at the University of Michigan.