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Toilet Paper Origami

15 Nov

All my friends are headed for Japan in the next few months, mostly to ski and indulge in some good ol’ consumerism. I have also dropped some very not subtle hints about Rilakkuma. If your brain goes “Wtf is Rilakkuma? How do you even pronounce that?” Clearly, you’re missing out.

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Aww aww awww. Bonjour Mademoiselle!

A reversible tote!

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A HAT!!!! (Ignore that condom in her mouth…)

Anyway Rilakkuma aside, the Japanese are also wonderful origami artists. You know a bathroom’s been cleaned recently when the toilet paper has a little triangle folded at the end of it right? How about TOILET PAPER ORIGAMI?!


I especially love the Hina Matsuri dolls!

Some of them come with instructions, such as Mt. Fuji.

Seems easy enough…

But why aren’t there instructions for the usagi?! 😦


In sync with nature

27 Aug

This is how I feel like. Except much smaller. Negligible.

Covers from Gebrauchsgraphik magazine
Title: Jan Tschichold

These are some kind of lovely that I find comforting. Perhaps it’s the hand drawn nature of these illustrations, and the slightly unsaturated colours that do not attempt to stab my eye, but meld together so gently and those block shapes; they resemble paper cut-outs.

Via But Does it Float.

And my current desktop:

The lack of Kites

14 Aug

Tell me that I’m not the only person around who hasn’t flown a kite since 1995. I don’t actually know how to do it. But that’s not stopping me from these fascinating kite images. I’m currently fixated by geometrics and old school images. These are photographs from University of Illinois, titled “Kite Derby Day,” 1957.

You can see the rest of the images here.