Monday, 31 October 2011


So, I got locked out from the office today. Actually, I don't have a key, so I can't even blame myself. Anyways, the only people with keys were in a meeting, so I was stuck wandering around for 3 hours (which I'm not complaining about). The time-killing session ended in Starbucks... Did I mention I have this notorious habit of folding up my receipts when I'm bored? They generally don't end up all that cool but this time I thought it was blog-worthy...

Scrumptious paper valleys. This technique came from Paul Jackson's Folding Techniques for Designers.


If I were a ninja, obviously I would carry around smoke bombs. Mine would be awesome. Because they would look like this. Beautiful geometry and such. Of course they'd be smaller for portability's sake, but you get the idea.

A Tomoko Fuse classic, from Unit Origami.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


On the note of the post below. Here's one more glorious, fantastic, delicious hand-cut typography animation. I think I'd definitely have the patience to do something in the realm of this style. Just no means right now. Reiterating: I miss my sweet sweet yellow Olfa and handy green cutting mats.

Don't miss out on this amazing artist: Check out Bianca Chang. Right now.

PS, the fever is coming back. I'm hoping to have a crazy origami session take over my hands in the next little while. I've started on a few things, hopefully posting them soon.


This makes me miss my Olfa and my cutting mat...

By Sonya Dyakova for Phaidon Press.

Saturday, 22 October 2011


Ahhh, it's good to be back. Easing myself back into a little folding, I made probably the simplest model I've ever encountered: The Columbus Cube by Dave Mitchell. To make one unit only takes about 6 folds! None the less, I found the simplicity really pretty. And fun. Cause they stack.  

The original model is Paul Jackson's cube which is just a regular cube. By adding a few creases, we get an inverted corner that allows them to stack. Oh, the magic of the inside reverse fold...