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Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

We can't think of a better combination than DIY-crafts, cardboard, and kids—and Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli's FoldSchool furniture does just that. What's even better is that these

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Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Hwang is a wife and mother, originally from Seoul, and now based in Columbus, Ohio. Her original works of art are very difficult to produce, and therefore expensive to purchase, but because she wanted

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Incredible World of Origami Masterpieces Coming to NYC This Summer

Incredible World of Origami Masterpieces Coming to NYC This Summer

If you're fascinated by origami, you won't want to miss "Surface to Structure: Folded Forms", a new show coming to NYC's Cooper Union in June. The exhibition will showcase the works of some of the world's

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Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

The paper used by Joel Cooper is hand-painted, stained or dyed and treated to ensure the resulting art is durable enough to display. Because he doesn't use any glue or cut the paper at all, Cooper's paper

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Elegant Folded Orikomi Lamps Support Sustainable Housing for Women in Mexico

Elegant Folded Orikomi Lamps Support Sustainable Housing for Women in Mexico

Blaanc Borderless Architecture just unveiled a series of beautiful folded Orikomi paper lamps that are handmade in Portugal. The geometric shades keep material use to a minimum, and all proceeds go

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Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

We've featured Paper Punk's awesome 3D paper building blocks in the past - and they just launched a new set on Kickstarter that lets you build your own origami city! URBAN FOLD contains over 700 pieces

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Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

The origami master began folding at an early age, getting hooked at age five before developing a lifelong habit of making origami. At 10 he was already creating original origami designs, and then began

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Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake

Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake

5.9 isn’t just any number; it’s the magnitude of the devastating earthquake that struck the Italian region of Emilia May 29, 2012. Italian company Budri was one of the companies affected by the

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Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Little origami Yoda can now stand in good papercraft company, as sculptor David Canavese has created a miniscule half-inch Millennium Falcon! The San Jose-based artist took eight hours to complete the

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Incredible Oru Origami Kayak Launches Today on Kickstarter!

Incredible Oru Origami Kayak Launches Today on Kickstarter!

Earlier this year, Inhabitat was excited to introduce you to Oru, the Origami Kayak. The 12-foot-long, 25-inch-wide elegant, one-man kayak folds into its own compact carrying case, making it easy to throw

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Macaon Transforms Aluminum Cans Into Cartoon, Video Game, and Superhero Characters

Macaon Transforms Aluminum Cans Into Cartoon, Video Game, and Superhero Characters

When knocking back a cold beer, you hardly ever pay attention to the can. Yet, Japanese artist Macaon notices every picture, letter, and label printed on its surface. Using both alcoholic and

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Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami Papercuts Honor Cult Classic Horror Films

Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami Papercuts Honor Cult Classic Horror Films

Each of the eerie architectural sites epitomizes the horrific stories that transposed within. Hagan-Guirey carefully cut each of the iconic locations from one single sheet of A4 paper, turning a flat

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Skeletons and Saints Emerge from Single Pieces of Paper in Peter Callesen’s Artworks

Skeletons and Saints Emerge from Single Pieces of Paper in Peter Callesen’s Artworks

Through meticulous and carefully calculated cuts, Callesen removes just enough of the paper to create his three dimensional forms. Reminiscent to spatial problems on SAT tests, the artist must

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Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

The clients are a sporty family that also enjoy hosting a lot of parties. They also love the sun, even though there isn't much of that in Russia. So Kostelov used sustainably-sourced timber to create a

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USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

The art of origami is serious business, especially when involves folding over 49,000 business cards as part of a three-dimensional representation of an enormously complex mathematical object. On September

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Awesome Oru Origami Kayak Folds Into its Own Compact Carrying Case

Awesome Oru Origami Kayak Folds Into its Own Compact Carrying Case

Campers and backpackers carry their tents, sleeping bags, and climbing gear with them - so why not their boats? Oru, The Origami Kayak is a full one-person boat made from heavy-duty corrugated

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Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Prior to taking off for Asia, Mademoiselle Maurice cut and folded hundreds of origami shapes in her Paris studio. The tiny delicate paper components were carefully folded into origami stars, roses,

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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Anja Markiewicz's Amazingly Tiny Origami German artist Anja Markiewicz makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load

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New Origami Graffiti Art Might Be a Banksy Original!

New Origami Graffiti Art Might Be a Banksy Original!

Finding a new Banksy piece is like opening a long-awaited birthday present, so you can imagine our delight when we got wind that the world's most beloved graffiti artist might be trying his hand at

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Craig Folds Five Manipulates Money into Amazing Origami Art

Craig Folds Five Manipulates Money into Amazing Origami Art

Craig Folds Five's intricate art is made from US dollars, and each figure is created from a folded uncut note using no glue or any tools apart from the artist's hands. The money's illustrations, numbers

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Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

From solar cell origami lamps to cute nano-origami animals, we can't get enough of the Japanese art of folding paper. The newest origami creations to catch our eye are Takayuki Hori's beautiful folded

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Artist Anja Markiewicz Folds Amazingly Tiny Origami Out of Inch-Long Pieces of Paper

Artist Anja Markiewicz Folds Amazingly Tiny Origami Out of Inch-Long Pieces of Paper

Cranes, dragons, mice, snowflakes, flowers and all sorts of insects are recreated by paper in an extraordinary scale. Working from her Postdam studio near Berlin, Markiewicz folds her tiny paper

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Gorgeous Origami-Esque Klein Bottle House Nestles Into Australia’s Landscape

Gorgeous Origami-Esque Klein Bottle House Nestles Into Australia’s Landscape

McBride Charles Ryan is known for manipulating form and function in a way that is still harmonious with the natural landscape. Although abstract, this home's spiral configuration was somewhat necessary to

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Studio Gang Architects’ Incredible Origami-Shaped Starlight Theater Opens and Closes Like Flower Petals

Studio Gang Architects’ Incredible Origami-Shaped Starlight Theater Opens and Closes Like Flower Petals

Rock Valley College commissioned the project to be completed piecemeal over three years because they simply didn't have the funds to do it all at once. The original theatre had to be shut down in

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Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Designer Luisa Robinson recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small

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Hilarious “Moneygami” Portraits Depict Famous Figures Using Folded Up Currency

Hilarious “Moneygami” Portraits Depict Famous Figures Using Folded Up Currency

Our relationship with money changes from day to day. One day we love it, the next we hate it - but do we ever really pay attention to it? When was the last time you inspected the detailed art work on the

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Paper Pinhole Camera Looks Just Like a Leica

Paper Pinhole Camera Looks Just Like a Leica

The film camera is becoming more and more of a retro novelty as digital cameras quickly snap up the masses. To pay homage to the well-loved Leica camera, London designer and photographer Matthew Nicholson

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Architem’s Trois-Rivières Amphitheater Has a Facade That Ripples Like Red Waves

Architem’s Trois-Rivières Amphitheater Has a Facade That Ripples Like Red Waves

Set in the middle of an urban park, the covered amphitheater acts as a conduit between the city and the river as well as holding administrative offices, the theater, a cafe, and a hall available for

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Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade

Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade

The folded facade consists of two layers. The outer one is a glazed skin made up of framed glass set in a tubular frame while the inner layer is the building's windows. There are two major benefits to the

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Gorgeous LED Origami Cards Transform Into Pendant Lamps

Gorgeous LED Origami Cards Transform Into Pendant Lamps

These enchanting origami holiday cards by Tomomi Sayuda come as kits complete with folding instructions and an illuminating LED. The series is called 12 Folds because each one requires 12 folds to

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