Make your own fold-up furniture with FOLDSCHOOL! foldschool1 – Inhabitots We love DIY, open source design, especially when it’s great, green design made available to us and our families for FREE! Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli’s FoldSchool furniture does just this, bringing downloadable cardboard plans to your computer, so that you and your tots can build your own eco chairs! The downloadable FREE patterns from his website are the embodiment of great green design- all you need is a printer, some cardboard, a pair of scissors, and some childlike creativity, and you’re on your way to sitting pretty. Nicola Stäubli — Foldschool A collection of do-it-yourself cardboard furniture for kids. The patterns can be downloaded for free and printed out at home. The website provides a set of easy to follow instructions to assemble a chair, a stool and a rockinghorse. Corrugated cardboard, 4mm
Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation - Lives and Designs Image acknowledgements Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website: Barbican Full cardboard addiction internship program - Tyran's Newspaper July-August, 2015 Cardboardia Personages are going to realize several projects in different countries around the Europe and invite everyone to join their free and variously directed internship programs. Under the guidance of Tyran, Minister of Education and Minister of Circus announce an opportunity to join them in order to prepare and carry out street performances. We will be creating cardboard objects and costumes, making up stories, learning to mix with audience, walking on stilts, joking silly, solving organizational issues.
Yung Wong's SS14 menswear collection In the two menswear collections of young fashion designer Yung Wong, dissonance takes center-stage. With a mix of contrasting languages and styles: classic yet avant-garde, with mathematical rigor and artisanal warmth. A student at Nottingham Trent University and the recipient of the Avery Dennison Fashion Innovation Award, this young designer from Hong Kong searches for solutions and architectural possibilities that can represent the complexity of dynamism. Inspired by the architecture of Zaha Hadid, Yung Wong's construction purposely disturbs the tranquility of smooth surfaces with tortuous asymmetries and geometric mosaics that evoke vector graphics as they disarticulate onto the fabrics. Thus new shapes are defined, with unstable geometries, in which the whole highlights the fragment.
Cardboard Toy Pirate Ships Cardboard Toy Vehicles Calling all kids! Jump in and let's go somewhere! Spook Hill™ #1 - Stately Pane Manor Note from Editor: Howard Lamey, in Jacksonville, Florida, has retired from a full-time job in advertising that included designing window displays for a major retailer. Now he has turned those artistic talents to designing and building vintage-style cardboard buildings for his family and friends. (We have a brief introduction to glitterhouses and "putzes" in the article "What is a Glitterhouse?") Lazerian: Cardboard Furniture Manchester, UK-based designer Liam Hopkins and artist Richard Sweeney at Lazerian studio recently unraveled their corrugated cardboard furniture influenced by structures of wasp nests and sea organisms. See more of the Bravais armchair and Radiolarian sofa on designboom. for views of the prototypes, click here to see richard sweeney’s works, click here
Planetpals Craft Page: Recycle Boxes Make Buildings Make recycle building house doll house garage. Fun nature recycle project with the kids! Building plans, layouts, patterns, ideas, directions Make A Recycle Toy Play House Make a Building or House-Many styles to choose from At home or at school this craft is cool! A lesson in engineering and architecture. *Reshape it!
Doritos Package Design Concept This is a pretty nifty Doritos snack packaging concept by Peter Pavlov whose surface triangulations allows for opening and closing without the use of a clip. Moreover the triangles are shaped after the nachos. Currently the package design only comes in solid colors, and Mr Pavlov would like interested creative individuals out there to contribute their designs and illustrations for the package concept via his Facebook group, Doritos Packaging Concept Submissions. I personally would like to keep the solid colors as is since my fold-hungry eyes only savor the surface. More images after the break. via Behance
Folding Cardboard Play House The kids love a playhouse, and so do I! I don’t like to perpetuate gender stereotypes, but there are some of the boys’ games that I simply can’t get excited about, so I’m glad we can all agree that play houses and play kitchens are great fun. When I saw this collapsible playhouse by Jennifer Kirk at She Knows Parenting I was in love with the idea and just waiting for a way to use it. With baby J’s birthday coming up, I decided to make him a play fire station. The folding house was a perfect foundation for a fire station. Pop-up Popcorn Packaging Packaging your popcorn has never looked this good. Designer Anni Nykänen of Packlab at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland concocted an ingenious solution to storing your favorite movie-night snacks. The Pop-Up Popcorn Bowl begins as a small package to hold the kernels, and unfolds like a paper origami into a four-legged serving bowl when the popcorn is ready. images via Packlab
DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse Turn a cardboard box into hours of entertainment for your little ones with this DIY collapsible playhouse. This cardboard playhouse was created, especially with small spaces in mind, because when the kids tire of it, the house collapses down flat for easy storage. Cardboard boxes are a hot commodity in our home -- even my 8-month-old appreciates a good drum fest with empty cereal boxes. Pretty much the perfect toy, boxes are free, plentiful (if you eat the way my boys do, that is) and provide the creative possibilities that can be a great exercise for a child's imagination. My kids especially love making forts out of boxes, and it seems that for them, the smaller and cozier the better.
Paper Foldings by Andrea Russo Italian paper artist Andrea Russo has generated numerous beautifully textural paper foldings that dabble with a van Gogh portrait, some pendant lampshades, origamic cylinders and arm accessories. Check out these picks taken from Andrea’s Flickr set: pendant lampshades van Gogh origami portrait You can view Andrea’s extensive portfolio on his Flickr page: Andrea Russo