Archive for the ‘Origami’ Category

Fresh Folds

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

A few years ago, inspired by some simple origami my partner Jeff had been playing around with, my dear friend and photographer Evonne asked him to collaborate on a series of photos. Evonne headed to The Paper Place, collected origami papers that suited the feeling she wanted to capture, and picked up the book ” Folding Techniques for Designers” by Paul Jackson.

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Hundreds of pieces of paper and crisp precise folds later ( I watched this all happen from my couch) an array of beautiful geometric models were born.

Evonne shot the pieces close up, in a studio with bright natural lighting. The photos have been made into large scale prints, the images so wonderful, it’s hard to tell if it’s a painting, a photo, or that its even an image of paper. These pieces have been shown at the Trinity Bellwoods Art Crawl and were feature at the 2013 Artists Project.


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You can see more of Evonne’s artwork at http://www.evonnebellfleur.com

Thanks for taking a look!

Jo

 

 

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Harajuku Girl Themed Birthday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

My friend is Harajuku Girl obsessed and it naturally became the theme for her most recent birthday. For her gift I made a simple paper cut and put it in an inexpensive Ikea frame. Holla! As an added bonus I folded cranes using brightly coloured chiyogami and them embellished them with tiny satin bows. Holla, Crane style! Everyone dressed up in costume but I am a not a dress up kind of person so I made some masks to wear. Gwen Stefani eat your heart out. Holla!

Paper Cut Out

Paper Cut Out

Harajuku Cranes

Harajuku Cranes

Crane Detail

Crane Detail

Party Masks

Party Masks

Nick

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Paper Kaleidescope!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a really fun paper craft you can try out – besides being mesmerizing by itself, it makes a great alternative to a card! Try it out as a belated Halloween card, a birthday card, a holiday card!

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Here’s how to make it and what you need! paper kaleidescope_01

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Here’s a short animation to demonstrate it’s capabilities in action! (you may have to click the image)

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Here are two templates for the Paper Kaleidescope – just save and print!

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Happy Trick-or-Treating!

Cheers,

The Paper Place

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Of Mice And Butterflies

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Our latest window instalment is dedicated to the art of Origami. Paper folding with a just a little bit of “cheese”. If you get a chance check them out.

Mice And Cheese.

Mice And Cheese.

Butterflies And Begonias.

Butterflies And Begonias.

Nick

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ULTRAMAN!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The story is set in the 1990′s, which for the people of the 1960′s would have been the future.  It seems that in the early 90′s, civilization was being constantly threatened by giant monsters and aliens!  The earths only defense against these horrible creatures was an organization called the Science Special Search Party, the SSSP, that had in their arsenal all the most advance scientific weapons and tools.  However, the SSSP didn’t always come through to defeat the monsters.  Luckily for everyone the SSSP’s best member, Shin Hayata, had a secret talent.  When things get tough, Hayata uses the ‘Beta Capsule’ to transform into the super-humanoid-powered giant from space known as ULTRAMAN!

Ultraman is a Japanese television series that ran from 1966 – 1967.  The characters of Ultraman were created by Eiji Tsuburaya of Tsuburaya Productions, a special effects pioneer whom brought to life many classic monsters, most famously Godzilla!

 

Fold your very own Ultraman to help protect earth from evil monsters! Ultraman Origami Kit is now available at The Paper Place.

 

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