The Pop-Up Pinhole Project

Help kickstart the flat-packed, DIY kit for medium format photography

UK illustrator and designer Kelly Angood has developed a cultish following from DIY and analog enthusiasts ever since releasing diagrams and a how-to video for creating a camera at home in 2011. Using 120 film, the camera—based on Hasselblad’s iconic shape—could be constructed with a design printed onto card stock. Now Angood is back with a new design that visually mimics classic twin-lens reflex cameras …

The Sandwichbike

A flat-packed wooden bicycle delivered to your door for self assembly

First introduced as an imaginative concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh about seven years ago, the Sandwichbike has finally reached maturity. Upon its first introduction by designers Basten Leijh and Pieter Janssen, the mostly wood, flat-packable bicycle generated quite a bit of buzz, with email and phone inquiries going to the agency on a weekly basis ever since—but it was strictly an after-hours side project …

Stratflex by Wintec

A flexible and beautiful twist on flatpack furniture

Winner of this year’s 2013 Innovation Award at the Design Indaba Expo, the Stratflex line of seating introduces a novel concept into the world of flatpack furniture: curves. By embedding a grid of flexible polymer into its Finnish plywood surface, the Stratflex line is able to form more complex shapes and surfaces than traditional flat-pack products, which tend toward more angular forms. The final, assembled …