24 May
Designer Sophie Kemp gives a twist to the art of folding paper

Here in Southern California we’re used to seeing people drive around in 600 horsepower exotic luxury cars, dropping four figures at upscale restaurants and buying designer clothes which they’ll only wear once. Basically, we’ve become accustomed to seeing some of the obscenely rich parade their success, their possessions and their money. You may not see a Bugatti Veyron cruising down the streets of Saginaw, Michigan, but here in LA that’s just another Tuesday afternoon. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to partake in the action — and these rings seem like a great way to flash one’s money. Literally. English designer and University of Bath student Sophie Kemp took the ancient Japanese art of origami and gave it a twist. Using origami folds, she took currency from 12 different countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, and turned the paper money into rings. Though it may not be a new idea, Kemp manages to infuse the act of money flashing with an artistic twist — and all it takes is less than 10 minutes from the first fold to the last. Wearable pieces of art all made with a few folds. Simple. Witty. Distinctive. We like it.

The many possibilities of Currency Rings by Sophie Kemp

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