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Incredible Model-Making Tutorials from a Master Modeler

This modest blog may be the Holy Grail of model-making sites. Read more on MAKE The post Incredible Model-Making Tutorials from a Master Modeler appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

500+ Burnt Matches Go into These Creative Journal Covers

Creating beautiful book covers out of hundreds of matchsticks gave Muris' dad something to do as he recovered from surgery. Read more on MAKE The post 500+ Burnt Matches Go into These Creative Journal Covers appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Lovepop Reinvigorates The Humble Greeting Card with Engineered Pop-Up Scenes

Lovepop applies navel architecture to make amazing pop-up cards, and show high school kids how to think like an engineering entrepreneur. Read more on MAKE The post Lovepop Reinvigorates The Humble Greeting Card with Engineered Pop-Up Scenes appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Met Museum’s ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

7 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Later this week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will soon make public a beautiful exhibition titled, Manus x Machina. This exhibition is a thoughtful and timely dialogue that explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and machinery in fashion. We’re please … Continue reading ?

Adam Savage Builds His Childhood Home in Foamcore

The ever-industrious Adam Savage uses foamcore and a hobby knife to bring his childhood back to life. Read more on MAKE The post Adam Savage Builds His Childhood Home in Foamcore appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

“Southern Winds” Is a Feel-Good Song with a Crafty Music Video

In order to get the right look and feel for her "Southern Winds" music video, Jane Lui built a number of cardboard and papier-mâché sets. Read more on MAKE The post “Southern Winds” Is a Feel-Good Song with a Crafty Music Video appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Working with Cardboard: Tips to Cut, Fold, Mold, and Papier-Mâché

Cardboard is great material to work with: Its cheap, widely available, relatively sturdy, and super easy to work with. Read more on MAKE The post Working with Cardboard: Tips to Cut, Fold, Mold, and Papier-Mâché appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Fluffy: Cute new cat how-to video

  To continue the origami how-to video fun, here’s a new one from my partner Ioana Stoian showing how to fold a cute origami cat designed by Roberto Gretter and Ioana during the Polish origami convention earlier this year. What a fun little cat! And it’s based on 60 degree angles, which for geometers like me is particularly satisfying…

These Elegant Sculptures of Olympians Are Crafted From Paper

Artist Raya Sader Bujana creates paper sculptures of Olympic sports entirely by hand using the serial plane technique. Read more on MAKE The post These Elegant Sculptures of Olympians Are Crafted From Paper appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Mariko Kusumoto Fiber Works

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Graceful and surreal is how artist, Mariko Kusumoto describes her work. Me, too. Love her work.

Unfolding the Story Behind Paul Johnson’s No-Fold Pop-Up Books

There's an element of surprise in pop-up books. Paul Johnson's Pop-Up books use this moment of delight to inspire kids to read and write. Read more on MAKE The post Unfolding the Story Behind Paul Johnson’s No-Fold Pop-Up Books appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

6 Common Types of Paper to Use for Crafts and Prototyping

Different types of paper have different qualities. Here's the breakdown to help you decide which paper is right for your crafting project. Read more on MAKE The post 6 Common Types of Paper to Use for Crafts and Prototyping appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Making any shape using origami corrugations

A fantastic tidbit that popped up in my facebook feed today: http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-make-almost-any-shape-out-of-a-flat-sheet-of-paper This comes partially from Tomohiro Tachi, an origami friend, and one of the top people worldwide working with computational/mathematical origami tessellations and corrugations. Show More Summary

Draw Distorted Pictures That Reveal Themselves in a Curved Mirror

You can transform a drawing into a distorted coloring book page that reveals the image in a curved mirror. Read more on MAKE The post Draw Distorted Pictures That Reveal Themselves in a Curved Mirror appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Bauhaus Paperfolding Workshop in Asheville NC March 8th!

    I’m fascinated with the paper folding exercises that were used by Josef Albers in the Bauhaus School, and then later on at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina. These folding exercises helped students to learn about the properties of materials, and were one of the fundamental tools that Albers used to guide […]

Work on display at American Craft Council

A new article about some pieces I have on display at the American Craft Council. The show also features two large works from my wife Ioana Stoian – including our favorite joint effort, Unison. Here’s a snippet from the included Q&A in the article, which I highly recommend checking out: Who and what inspires you? I draw […]

Make a Sweet and Simple Tulle Valentine’s Wreath

If you know me, you know that I LOVE tulle! I just love a super fun tutu! Today I made a tulle Valentine’s Day wreath. This is a cute way to jazz up your door for the holiday. Read more on MAKE The post Make a Sweet and Simple Tulle Valentine’s Wreath appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Watch This Lego Machine Fold and Launch a Perfect Paper Airplane

Master Lego builder Arthur Sacek creates an amazing paper airplane factory that folds and flings planes. Read more on MAKE The post Watch This Lego Machine Fold and Launch a Perfect Paper Airplane appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night

One maker's quest to create an RC Imperial Shuttle from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with servo-controlled retracting wings. Read more on MAKE The post Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Artist Roundtable Talk February 16th

Hello All, I’m part of an artist roundtable talk this coming February 16th at 6PM at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, one of three panelists discussing our Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship projects for 2016. My project is an innovative exploration of my beloved bio-paper – paper grown in-situ from bacterial cellulose – using […]

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