robots
Anybody With a Printer Can Make These Origami-Inspired Robots

We were promised robots. The future, science fiction told us, would be a world swarming with automatons that did all the jobs we didn't want. But you know what? Robots are really expensive and hard to build. Two MIT scientists want to change all that with inkjet printers and techniques borrowed from origami. Read More >>

art
Origami Master Makes a Life-Size Elephant From a Single Sheet of Paper

Origami artist Sipho Mabona just pulled off an incredible feat of paper folding, turning a single 15 metre by 15 metre sheet of paper into a life-size paper elephant standing more than three metres tall. It was no doubt a painstaking process, but watching the artist and his team in process is strangely soothing. Read More >>

architecture
These Origami-Inspired Kiosks at Canary Wharf Fold Open and Closed Like Paper Fans

We've all had that thought while playing with origami: "If this paper swan were bigger, I would live in it." Okay, so maybe not all of us have had that thought, but it certainly crossed the minds of the architects at Make, in London, who recently designed these crazy folding kiosks. Read More >>

lego
Lego Mischief Machine Automatically Folds and Throws Paper Aeroplanes

You usually have to choose between passing exams and being a mischief-maker in school. But with this brilliant Lego contraption created by NXTLOG member hknssn13, you can be both. It automatically grabs a sheet of paper from a stack, folds it into a paper aeroplane, and then launches it towards your target. Read More >>

furniture
You Can Ship This Stainless Steel Table In an Envelope

When buying furniture that's easy to ship, you usually have to compromise on design, stability, and even ease of use. But Studio Toer is offering the best of all worlds with these stainless steel tables that fit inside a shipping envelope when disassembled. Read More >>

booze
Just Add Booze To This Origami-fied Birthday Card Shot Glass

In what is truly a stroke of pure genius, this simple birthday card will turn the last minute bottle of hooch you picked up at the corner store into the most thoughtful birthday gift you can give someone. Read More >>

design
This Inkjet Prints Self-Folding Origami

It unfortunately can't be used to print off 100 paper pterodactyls, but production design student Christophe Guberan has modded an inkjet printer so that the prints fold themselves into unique geometric shapes and patterns as they dry. Read More >>

design
Not Even a Robot Would Find These Polygonal Pillows Comfortable

Designer Mika Barr apparently took their inspiration for these angular faceted pillows from the patterned creases seen when you unfold an origami creation. And even though they actually can't feel, we doubt even a robot would find these comfy. Read More >>

science
The Best Origami Is the Kind That Folds Itself

Ever wished your paper aeroplane would just make itself? Well now it can. Almost. Because scientists have developed a material that can fold itself when you shine light on it, without you ever needing to lay a finger on the thing. Read More >>

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