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Cardboard Chuckwagon: DIY Food Truck For Kids

When I was a kid, a giant cardboard box was just about the best toy ever. My friends and I built forts, castles, and storefronts. We used them as sleds, cars, and rockets, and we even got inside them and rolled down hills. (In retrospect, the latter was probably a […] Read more on MAKE The post Cardboard Chuckwagon: DIY Food Truck For Kids appeared first on Make:.

Book Review: Japanese Paper Crafting

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

If you’ve always been curious about washi paper, you’re in luck because this book is for you! Japanese Paper Crafting by Michael LaFosse will teach you how to create washi paper as well as uses for it! You can use wash … Continue reading ?

Folded Jersey

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

The fabric and the inner interface, which defines the edges, are cut out with a laser cutter. For more drool worthy photos, click on over to The-Shirt Issue

Book Review: Origami Animal Sculpture

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

(FYI This book is for advanced origami enthusiasts, aka teenagers and adults!) Origami Animal Sculpture, by John Szinger is a wonderful advanced origami book for ones who want to create lifelike and expressive origami models inspired by nature. Individuals who are detail … Continue reading ?

Book Review: Origami Ikebana

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

If you liked Origami Flowers, you’ll like Origami Ikebana by Benjamin John Coleman. Ikenbana is the long beloved flower arranging technique that honors nature and creates beauty through harmony and balance. For those who don’t have a green thumb, like … Continue reading ?

Morana Kranjec’s Folded Dresses

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Croation-born Morana Kranjec’s presented her creations at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition during London Fashion Week. Despite the delicate nature, intricacies and separate pieces, the origami was stable enough to envelop the body. (via Trendhunter)

Yuki Hagino

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

                          Inspired by fashion and architecture, Yuki Hagino’s graduation show culminated a lovely collection of sculptural gowns that details origami pleats. It’s no surprise that after the show, the compliments quickly … Continue reading ?

Book Review: Origami Flowers

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

All origami enthusiasts are a bit romantic, a word that means different things to different people, but certainly a gesture that requires time, thoughtfulness, and patience. Famed origami masters, Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, cowrote Origami Flowers, a beautiful origami kit that … Continue reading ?

Jule Waibel’s Origami Dresses

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

German designer Jule Waibel has created 25 origami dresses for fashion brand Bershka’s shop windows around the world. Jule Waibel produces the dresses by hand-pleating large sheets of paper into forms that fit the body. Each takes over ten hours to complete. … Continue reading ?

Waterbomb Modular Instructions

Standard disclaimer:  The simpler the unit the more likely it’s been done before, please post information and links if you’ve seen it, done it, or something very similar.  Creative commons applies to all and have a happy new year. 30 units 12 and 6 units respectively 1.  Fold in half.   2.  flip over and […]

6? to short-C’est la vie

What I envisioned and what happened very different.  Needed at least 6? more of paper to get the extra knot/twist it and it wasn’t worth doing it with this paper which is not good and likes to rip.  It is a watercolor paper that also has no memory and is not good for my purposes:( […]

Two $50 Costco Giftcards (Giveaway now closed)

9 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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! How … Continue reading ?

Origami Roof

9 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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.

Can Origami Provide a Foundation for 3-D Nanotechnology?

9 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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, nanotechnology is the application … Continue reading ?

Bas Reliefs

These are all from A4 sheets of cover-stock. Of course there's no law that these have to be kept in their "flat" state.

Raster Masks

10 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Lisette Appeldorn is a conceptual designer living in Amsterdam who created “Raster.” Intrigued with African cultures, Ms. Appeldorn created this series using plywood. By applying different folding techniques to thin layers of plywood, she was able to make the masks look more futuristic. Happy Halloween!  

Echo, a new origami

10 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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

Origami Umbrella

10 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Back this origami-inspired umbrella, like now!

Origami-Inspired Paper Light

11 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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

Travel Origami

12 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

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 […]

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