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The Makerie Studio, commissioned by fashion label Splash Dubai, has created this oversized faceted paper heart, brain, lungs and eye made with reflective papers, for Lucia Giancani’s shot of Room 2013 for their 2013 calendar.
Japan-based company Monomatopee, has created origami-inspired scarves that are able to transform into inflatable geometric forms. The scarves originally come packed flat and can be inflated by simply blowing air into them. The fabric itself feels like paper and can then be shaped how you like along their textile triangles to make different shapes, such as a bow-tie or round floral bud. The scarfs retail for 11,500 yen, which is around $150 USD.Continue reading
Air Tattoo is a collection of wearable art pieces designed by Logical Art for decorating body and clothes. Each wearer would have a delicate and original drawing designed by Logical Art. Just recently they were funded on Kickstarter to put them in production. Stay tuned for updated information on where to purchase so you can add a little pizzazz to your wardrobe.
Trinidadian architect Tara Keens Douglas presented a series of carnival costumes made from folded paper as part of her masters thesis entitled Ecstatic Spaces.
You may remember Mandy Smith‘s incredible Amsterdam-inspired masterpiece of an astoundingly intricate morphed house of paper, complete with the detailing inside for her short film entitled “The Move”. It seems she has made an update to her site recently and has included some new fashion pieces. This in particular was based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale of Rumpelstiltskin. The dress is made entirely from baking paper and the wheel from cardboard, the room and props are all designed, created and painted by hand.
“Essentially I want to have shapes for a head and I like buffalos, when you combine those two loves you get this…” says Adam Amaral, who shot this amazing scene for his new Demoreel that’s coming out soon!
CoupleOf is an Israeli based shoe brand that is showcasing life size pop-up paper versions of the shoes alongside the shoe collection which were designed by architect Nadav Bignitz. Pictured here is the CoupleOf “Lily” laced shoe.
“I make stuff out of paper and take funny photos. If I don’t take funny photos, I take broody photos. I don’t like my paper cut-out objects being called Origami. They are not. Instead of taking pictures in the real world, I like to bring my real world into the real world with verses and costumes.” — Linus Hui
First and foremost Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has had a great year and is ready to take charge in 2012!
For the holidays my friends and I had the recent pleasure of gathering to do a walk New York to check out the many Christmas windows up and down Fifth and Madison Avenues. One window that particularly stuck out in my mind for its sheer beauty and my love for zebras, was the Bergdorf Goodman window displays.
This year one of their windows entitled “Teacher’s Pets” showcased a 3-dimensional classroom, using 300 different types of papers, filled with black and white paper animals. Those animals included the life-sized paper zebra, ostrich, panda bear, aardvark, white peacock, and more. As the ‘students’ posed within the cascade of zoological textbooks, the teacher – dressed in a black and white lace Marchesa gown – presides over the paper bestiary. New York calligrapher, Bernard Maisner, provided hand-lettered labels, in Latin, for all the animals. Below I have included some of the close-up shots I got of the window, though needless to say they were mostly of the zebra. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Now we can say that fashion and photography can have a share in this realm with Swiss-Italian born Christian Tagliavini’s Dame Di Cartone, which literally translates to Cardboard Ladies. What he has created is a glimpse into the past with these lovely portraits, the clothes being entirely crafted out of cardboard and now for your viewing pleasure if you happen to be in London. The exhibition “Cut Out & Keep” is being held at the at the Diemar Noble Photography Gallery until January 7th, 2012.