1 Nov
The art of Japanese paper folding... in leather bag format

The Lanvin Origami Messenger bag recalls the design and aesthetics of the Japanese art of paper folding. The bag, shown above, is minimalistic with strong lines and geometric folds. Other items in Lanvin’s collection of luxury bags inspired by origami include a briefcase, satchel, tote and wallet, but the Messenger Bag is sold at Mr. […]


16 Jun
Takayuki Hori’s folded and connected Oritsunagumono series

Takayuki Hori’s Oritsunagumono takes Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, and reshapes it with an environmental-themed collection of translucent skeletal Origami works. Oritsunagumono (“things folded and connected”) is made up of eight endangered species native to Japan’s coast — even more imperiled after the recent earthquakes and tsunamis. They are made of translucent […]


11 Jan
Brian Chan's mathematical genius makes origami

Engineer Brian Chan from M.I.T. has fashioned art work with his impressive math skills, creating his own origami patterns and using one single uncut sheet to fold into paper masterpieces. When Chan first started this simple hobby he mastered making traditional animals and intricate insects, but now paper is no limit as he manifests sci-fi […]


4 Nov
Fold it, flip it, rub it down

If you’re looking for an iPad case, well, you can find one just about anywhere. The moment the Must Have Gadget of the year came out everyone jumped on the iPad case bandwagon, and began churning out everything from stylish leather cases to plain functional covers to protect their precious Pads. But Incase has just […]


27 Oct
Tas-ka's creative paper lights

Dutch company Tas-ka, has been around for over 6 years. Their specialty? Well it started out with handbags, but now its moved on to all sorts of kitschy homemade-style items. This paper crane lamp is just one example of the crafty things the company has come up with. Hundreds of paper cranes, in different colors […]


7 Sep
Tine De Ruysser's Banknote Jewelry Collection

Instead of taking money and buying jewelry with it to bling up one’s life, artist Tine De Ruysser has cut out the middleman and just turned the cash itself into the jewelry. Her Banknote Jewelry Collection features everything from thick bracelets and pins to necklaces and brooches, all made from folded legal tender from across […]


22 Jul
The ultimate in couture upcycling

I blame Blade Runner, but for some reason I have an attraction to the simplicity and beauty…and ritual…of origami. Apparently, so does artist Yuliya Kyrpo. She crafted the elegant bustier gown above strictly out of newspaper — but not just any newpsaper, mind you, but from 1,000 paper cranes carefully hand-folded from old recycled Metro […]


19 May
Buy very expensive paper and fold it for fun

Strange. I love origami artwork, and I also love Hermès scarves. I normally don’t have much patience for unnecessarily expensive items of luxury, but Hermes scarves have always been peerless in quality and class and that’s something I can appreciate. My mom has like a 100 of them and she always wears them with the […]