home & garden

Echo, a new origami

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This new furniture collection, Echo was designed by Tom Faulkner. Inspired by origami, the folds of the table legs were configured to provide the maximum amount of strength and stability. The swivel chair mimics the faceted shape of the table and provides a cocoon-like place to sit. Smart!

via Design Milk

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fashion

Origami Umbrella

Back this origami-inspired umbrella, like now!origami-umbrella

home & garden

Origami-Inspired Paper Light

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Umut Yamac’s Perch Origami-Inspired Light interacts with you such an unexpected wonderfully surprising way. Sitting still on its perch until you pass it, or if a draft sets it in motion, the origami bird illuminates and smoothly sways back and forth. 

via Cool Hunting

books

Travel Origami

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In her new book, Travel Origami, author Cindy Ng shows you how to take the paper souvenirs you collect on your travels and turn them into beautiful and useful folded origami objects that serve as visible mementoes! Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into artful memories that can last a lifetime.

Whether you are a world traveler or a local vacationer, Travel Origami gives you 24 easy-to-fold origami projects that are fun to make and fabulous to display in your home. Foolproof step-by-step instructions show you how to fold your paper collections into special items you can wear, carry, hang on your wall, or give to a traveling companion as a special keepsake.
24 fun and functional travel keepsakes include:

  • Lampshade
  • Photo frame
  • Jewelry
  • Wreath

This book is the perfect way to stretch your adventures into hours of memory-making fun while reminiscing with family and friends.

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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