Folded Fortune

Origami designs impart traditional beauty, functionality and hope

Implications - The ancient Asian art of folding paper has made its way into modern design directives. Origami is incorporated into furniture, fashion and even technology, allowing not only for traditional beauty in design, but the added value of multi-functionality. Other times, it is the motif of the paper crane -- in which folding a thousand will grant a wish -- that enchants both the designer and consumer, especially in a time of uncertainty.
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Expanding Origami Apparel - The Innovative 132 5 Issey Miyake Clothing Line is Easy on Luggage
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Warm 63,581 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 10
Expanding Origami Apparel
The Innovative 132 5 Issey Miyake Clothing Line is Easy on Luggage
The 132 5 Issey Miyake collection is a mind-blowing contribution not only to fashion, but also to the whole concept of clothing. Pieces from the line begin as simple 2-dimensional geometric shapes. The… [More]
Intricate Origami Accessories - Fierce Folded Jewelry by Designers Claire & Arnaud
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Warm 29,252 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 10
Intricate Origami Accessories
Fierce Folded Jewelry by Designers Claire & Arnaud
These adorable origami accessories by Claire & Arnaud are must-haves for the season. With the Japanese art of paper folding becoming increasingly popular, Claire & Arnaud could not have had better timing.… [More]
Giant Origami Cranes - The Coachella Music Festival Celebrates With Solar Crane
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Average 16,835 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 10
Giant Origami Cranes
The Coachella Music Festival Celebrates With Solar Crane
How can you differentiate your music festival from the others? How about taking a page out of this year's Coachella Music Festival and constructing a gigantic solar power origami crane? The enormous color-changing… [More]
Origami-Inspired Luggage - The Orishiki Suitcase Folds Flat for Easy Storage
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Warm 20,073 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 10
Origami-Inspired Luggage
The Orishiki Suitcase Folds Flat for Easy Storage
Although the Orishiki Suitcase was inspired by the Japanese paper-folding art form known as origami, I can't help but see a giant piece of black quartz. Whatever it may resemble, this piece of luggage… [More]
Paper Crane Frocks - The Yuliya Kyrpo Upcycled Origami Dress is Made of Reused Newspapers
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Warm 33,764 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 10
Paper Crane Frocks
The Yuliya Kyrpo Upcycled Origami Dress is Made of Reused Newspapers
This gorgeous Yuliya Kyrpo upcycled origami dress is made from reused newspapers folded into paper cranes. Creating a unique and intricate shape, this gown has a sweetheart neckline and a long paper crane… [More]
Origami MP3 Players - A Unique Music Player That You Fold to Control
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Average 8,536 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 10
Origami MP3 Players
A Unique Music Player That You Fold to Control
PLAY is an origami MP3 player designed by Jun Pyo Kim, Keun Sol Kim, Sung Mi Kang and Joo Hee Park. The white square is unique because to control its functions one much fold the player. Folding the origami… [More]
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