This folding measuring spoon on Kickstarter is clever as hell. Polygons lays flat in a drawer and, depending on how you pick it up, folds into four different volumes.
Premarked areas on both spoon sizes (tablespoon and teaspoon) let you know where to pick up from to measure the volume required for your recipe. Practicality and simplicity at its finest.
The spoons come in two sizes (the smaller measures teaspoons and the larger one tablespoons), they’re marked with US and metric measurements, you can flatten it to easily scrape every last bit of stuff into the bowl, and it doubles as a knife when flat as well. (via colossal)
Update: Hmm, it looks like Polygons needs a little more work to be a fully functional product. (thx, mac)
Watch as pieces of micro-origami unfold on water through capillary action.
(via constant seige)
This is the origami alphabet:
When a piece of paper is folded according to these directions, a 3-D extrusion of the alphabet will result. The alphabet’s creators have also devised an alphabet made by the hinged dissection of a square.
Between the Folds is a documentary about people who really really like origami.
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees — all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders.
Kevin Kelly gave it a rave review on True Films and it’s showing on PBS’s Independent Lens this month.
Next year, the Japanese space agency is planning to throw paper airplanes (aka origami space shuttles) from the International Space Station with the hope that they will make it to earth intact.
It is yet to be decided whether Wakata himself will throw the paper planes or whether he will use the space station’s robotic arm.
The planes are made from sugar cane fiber paper treated to withstand high temperatures and strong winds. (via
waxy no idea where I got this)
Update: The launch of the origami planes has been scrubbed. (thx, edieraye)
Microscopic auto-origami. Just add water! (And they fold right up.)
How to make X-wing fighters (from Star Wars) out of Paris Metro tickets. I gotta try this…I’ve got about a zillion of these laying around because they make great bookmarks.