Category Archives: origami

ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

Designed by Min-chul Kim, Sang-in Lee and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., The Origami is a 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer that was designed for the Eco-conscious. Its exterior is made of 100 percent recycled paper. In addition, at the end of the printer’s life, its materials can be recycled to produce more paper for printing.

Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animation for Nepia

Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animation by Yuki Ariga

Advertisements featuring tissues along the lines of their otherwise commonly known everyday uses are a thing of the past, especially if you see this stop-motion piece by Yuki Ariga created for Japanese paper manufacturer, Nepia. These tissue paper animals are brought to life, where each seem seamlessly introduced into the next giving a magician's flare with each flick of the wrist. Below be sure to check out the making of video.

Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Jule Waibel Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Enfaltung, which in german harbors many meanings: unfold, expand or develop, is the basis of this Master's thesis project created by german native Jule Waible for her Design Products program at the Royal College of Art. This series features a yellow dress that transformes its shape dependent upon the movement of the body, a green expandable accordion styled bag and an orange umbrella which all use a style referred to as origami tessellation. It is exactly that in which it describes along with the magic of the source of her inspiration, Mary Poppin's enchanted bag. "Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing," she writes. "My response is to use folding as part of my design process."

NEW Horrorgami

New Horrorgami - Psycho

Last year around about this time we featured the introductory Horrorgami series from talented kirigami artist Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy, which featured The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family.

Well, it's that time of year again! With Halloween right around the corner it felt appropriate to share his latest NEW works of Horrorgami where in this installment of classics we have the house from Psycho, fire station from Ghostbusters, apartment building from Rosemary's Baby,the Deezte residence from Beetlejuice and the Venice waterway from Don't Look Now. Each Horrorgami is sold as a limited edition of 13, how fitting, for purchase on his site here. Stay tuned, the series won't be complete until there are 13 total.

Bea Szenfeld: Haute Papier Spring/Summer 2014

Bea Szenfeld: Haute Papier Spring/Summer 2014

You may remember the amazing paper collection of intricate fashion motifs in various colors, styles and execution entitled Sur La Plage by talented fashion designer Bea Szenfeld, where she took a medium like paper and transformed it into a robust and risque display that even I would be excited to wear.

In her latest fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2014 entitled Haute Papier, Bea has rose to the occasion to deliver an exquisite array of uniquely sculpted pieces with a theme that also incorporates the animal kingdom in, yes you guessed it, paper. I love the playful aspects of the way she chose to dress the models, especially the animals which showcased teddies, bearskins, elephants and even lions. This definitely by far the most impressive fashion display we have yet to feature on that is made of paper in its entirety.

Moneygami by Won Park

Moneygami by Won Park

We have had some fascinating ways to manipulate currency throughout the site from carving to collage. Won Park, an origami master based in Hawaii, has been dubbed the "money folder" based on his lifelike Moneygami pieces which are flawless and stunning in detail. As you can see in works displayed, he is astoundingly good at what he does! Generally he works with the United States One Dollar Bill, but has been branching out to other currencies to add color and vibrance to each object he folds. He is also the author of Extreme Origami: Transforming Dollar Bills into Priceless Works of Art, which is available in our shop be sure to check it out!

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.

Origami In Your FACE, Literally!

Origami In Your FACE, Literally

Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, German artist Alma Haser takes her photographs further, using inventive paper-folding origami techniques to create layers of intrigue around her subjects, manipulating their portraits into futuristic flattened-paper sculptures. This series entitled, Cosmic Surgery, where she photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face which is then folded into complicated origami pieces. These pieces are then placed back onto the original face and re-photographed, making a very for a very unique series, honing in on her interest in making work that has a disquieting or disconcerting resonance.

Interview With Paper Engineer Matt Shlian

Interview With Paper Engineer Matt Shlian
"As a paper engineer, Matt Shlian's work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales." -- Ghostly International

Colorful Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Colorful Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Kota Hiratsuka is a Japanese paper engineer that has been exploring origami by manipulating paper into these beautiful geometrical formed mosaics. He also has them for sale on his site Origami Mosaics, be sure to check them out!