folding Paper Vase / Pepe Heykoop

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Coated Paper Vase Cover by Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop and the Tiny Miracles Foundation, winners of the Interior Innovation Award at IMM Cologne 2013.

All vases are handmade by members of the Tiny Miracles foundation in Mumbai. The foundation brings people together that are living on the street out of poverty trough manufacturing small and useful handcrafted objects.

via mocoloco – photos: Annemarijne Bax.

previously: toy blockssputnik

CardSharp 2

CardSharp 2 Credit Card Folding Knife is ab ultra thin, lightweight, razor shape surgical blade that folds up safely into a credit card shape that will slide right into any pocket.
Check it in this youtube video.
Found here.

Simon Schubert

Paper folding  artworks by German artist Simon Schubert

oritsunagumono

‘Oritsunagumono’ (translated as ‘things folded and connected’) is a collection of origami works by Japanese Visual Communication student Takayuki Hori.
Each translucent sheet is printed with the images of skeletons of eight endangered species or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild.
Using the ancient tradition of folded paper, Hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model.
Found here. More pictures here.

wear out

“Wear Out” suit by graduate designer Carolina Reis. It folds, pleats and tucks, exaggerating the movements of its wearer. Found here.

the Right to Design is a fundamental human Right

Foldable chair by unknown manufacturer. Found here. Link to video.

Land Peel

Land Peel is a foam floor covering with panels that flip up and fold, to become any sort of furniture you might need: From a table, to a backrest, to a drink tray, to a footrest, to a pillow. Created by Shin Yamashita, student at the Kyoto Institute of Technology.