Category Archives: PaperCraft

Digital vs. Analog Design – Støckel quests the limits of Representation

It’s difficult to teach young architects how to make objects (and surrounding spaces) relate to one-another in an intentional way. Intentionality requires the mastery of abstract concepts like order, harmony, contrast, proportion, scale and repetition.. not to mention enviable craft … Continue reading

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Foldify – 3D Paper Art made on your iPad

Foldify is a simple, easy-to-use app for creating papercraft art on your iPad. The concept is pretty basic: use the iPad to create digital papercraft art that can be broadly customized with colors, facial features, designs and more, and then … Continue reading

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STAPLES – Introduces 3D Printing Service in Europe

STAPLES, the office superstore, has been doing some serious shape-shifting in response to the global economic chaos. It recently laid off hundreds of workers in Europe, and closed under performing stores in the U.S.. STAPLES is also leaning out to … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Flexable Hexagons

First discovered in 1939 by a daydreaming student named Arthur H. Stone, flexagons have attracted the curiosity of great scientists for decades, including Stone’s famous friend and colleague Richard Feynman. Fig 1- Flexagons are origami-like puzzles that are simple to … Continue reading

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FoldSchool – Corrugated Kid-Craft

It’s August and everyone is (or wants to be) on vacation, including yours truly. So how about kicking it fold’school? Here’s a post that’s easy to read, and gives you a lot of ideas for fun-times with the kids this … Continue reading

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Origami Trend’scends Interior Design

by Fred Abler I am a folding freak. I love Origami – its craft, spatial economy, and especially the conflict-of-perception between the complex finished form vs. its simple construction. And recently, Origami has become on-trend in Interior Design. Designers have … Continue reading

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‘One Piece At A Time’

by Fred Abler Finally, paper craft is getting some respect. Tomorrow July 15th, a ‘major’ work of art will open at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield Connecticut. 3D Artist Jonathan Brand’s life-scale paper replica of a 69’ Ford Mustang will … Continue reading

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Unfold 3D Models Tutorial Using Pepakura Designer

This is one of those things that one would love to do, but never seems to happen. When it does happen, here’s a tutorial on using Pepakura Designer to make the unfolding process go smoother and hopefully faster. The tutorial … Continue reading

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