Archive for September, 2007|Monthly archive page

Time Waits for No Man

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Blackhole Sun is the new piece I’ve finished, although new is a relative term.  It was started not long after the convention and I just needed to finish it up.  Time has slipped away lately.  I’ve started a new automata(Inch Worm), worked on creating a tessellated platonic solid, started some tests to create a tessellated hand, but none of these is finished.  I havn’t even folded a new grid in a month.  I just hope I can get my butt in gear and complete something new soon. 

Origami in Architecture, Fashion, and Production

Platform21 = Folding (I absolutely adore this dress.)

Thanks to an e-mail from Christiane Bettens I am posting some links.  There is a design exhibition in Amsterdam.  It has a cross section of participants from Robert Lang to Sophia Vyzoviti.  Fashion designers to architects with P.H.D’s populate this show in a diverse approach to an art form that I have come to appreciate in its many veins.  The second link takes you to a spot where you can find online foldables that relate to this show.

  http://www.platform21.com/on_show/

 http://www.platform21.com/print_create/

While I am not sure how I feel on the aesthetic or practicality of designer Marloes ten Bhömer,
http://www.marloestenbhomer.com/ , I definitely find the approach novel and potentially revolutionary in the production of shoes.

Origami Ingenuity May Save Lives

Eric Green, a medical student at Stanford, created an asthma inhaler spacer that costs (currently) $0.15 to make, opposed to the current $50 price tag in the U.S..  Taking a class, “Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability,” he created the spacer from paperboard that is designed to be assembled in four folds.  This link sends you to a blog that has an interview and more information.  I applaud innovation and this definately qualifies.  Accessibility to medicine means it needs to be affordable.  Asthma attacks can result in death and sometimes an immediate inhaler is your only hope.

http://www.nextbillion.net/blogs/2007/08/24/bop-innovation-helps-kids-breathe