The Foldable, Shapeable Orilamp
Combining the elegance of traditional paper lanterns with the convenience of Bluetooth technology is the new Orilamp, a striking battery-powered mood light designed in Toronto. As the name indicates, it's inspired by origami and is foldable and...
Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery” Pop-Up Book
German born, UK-based artist Alma Haser’s popular, mind-bending project “Cosmic Surgery” consists of portraits that have been enhanced—and made considerably stranger—by the addition of origami shapes. Haser initially made the origami masks to use...
Studio Ayaskan's GROWTH Planter
It's safe to say that there are plenty of eye-catching planters on the market. That said, there's nothing quite like London-based Studio Ayaskan's new concept, GROWTH. More than just exquisite geometric patterning, the pot actually unfolds and...
Umut Yamac’s Perch Light
Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and...
Designer Anton Willis' origami-inspired kayak offers city dwellers a chance to keep up their penchant for open waters with a foldable structure that easily goes from boat to box. The fully recyclable 12’ long, 25” wide kayak features a double-layered...
A new collection of leather bags from NYC's The Little House incorporates origami stylings for a seamless design. Each of the three pieces that make up the FHOLD series use a single piece of supple leather that is riveted for structure. A bit reminiscent...
Heineken Open Design Explorations: The Club
"We wanted to show design in action, not on a pedestal," said Heineken's Global Head of Design Mark van Iterson as he walked us through "The Club", the first project of their Open Design Explorations, a pop up nightclub in the Tortona district during...