Origami is the art of folding paper. The designs made can be simple or complex in nature. Creative David Umemoto takes origami to the next level by forming unique shapes and structures that are so detailed, one can only be amazed by the intricacy. Umemoto’s architectural background comes throu
There is something about a dollhouse and its furnishings that is simply captivating. Children will enjoy creating family scenarios within the home, while adults may wonder over the details of the furniture, rooms and interior. It is that same sort of fascination that goes into the pieces One to Sixt
It’s easy to look at a three-dimensional object and consider them from an aesthetic sense, disregarding the psychological and thought provoking ideas hidden behind. This emotional dream we call life is the space we are embedded in, with creatives as the mediators between the unknown and the th
Underutilised materials have been a consistent theme here on the blog. I suppose when you’re constantly considering natural materials like we are it makes you wonder why certain materials aren’t used more often. Knowledge is partly to play. Maybe even the current trends. But I personally
An area of craft I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the potential found in a natural material, wondering whether this is one of the main reasons why makers are drawn to handiwork over other mediums of creative expression. This ability to take a material that has such strong ties to natur
With an increase in sustainability, we are seeing more and more designers considering upcycling in their design process. However, Debbie Wijskamp was ahead of the curve in many ways, exploring this idea for more than 10 years with her own hand building technique constructed from recycled paper. She
Bianca Chang has approached the meaning of a canvas in a new way, using paper that is both drawn on top of and also cut in to, hand-cutting each sheet layer-by-layer to reveal a form.
This work by American artist Vince Contarino uses fairly random strokes on the page but has still been able to make them look cohesive, as well as incorporating structural shapes.
Matt Calderwood, an artist from Northern Ireland, has been experimenting with tessellated forms in sculpture and painting that sees him stacking elements in unique patterns without any breakage.
Eindhoven-based South Korean designer Seung Binyang has applied ott-chil to paper to make a new material for tableware that's waterproof, durable, sterilised and eco-friendly.
Residing in Naples, Italy Andrea Russo's passion for art is shared through his origami, which are often geometric patterns or abstract sculptures using straight lines and curves.
Sharon Etgar lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel where she makes fabric and paper collages, her work aims to translate themes of mood and memory into colour and abstract form.