Archive for the ‘Inspiration board’ Category

Takashi Murakami’s sculptures

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Kinetic Toys: the work of Chico Bichalo

Monday, May 19th, 2008


Brasilian artist Chico Bichalo’s little creatures. These toys can be bought in specialized design stores (es. Moca and Giant Robot) and online (amazon). Please take a look at the artist blog:

You can use this as and inspiration for hacking ready make kinetic mechanisms…

Earo Aarnio: Poni | Tipi

Thursday, May 15th, 2008


A classic: “A chair is a chair, is a chair, is a chair … but a seat does not necessarily have to be a chair. It can be anything as it is ergonomically correct. A seat could even be a small and soft Pony on which you can ‘ride’ or sit sideways.”




Thursday, May 15th, 2008


“Make your own monster contains pre-stitched shape, wool, felt bits and bobs to make your very own friend.”


Monday, April 28th, 2008

foldschool is a collection of free cardboard furniture for kids, handmade by you. The downloadable patterns can be printed out with any printer. Follow the instructions and assemble a stable piece of furniture.

Eric Gjerde’s blog on origami, tessellations, geometry, design, and art/

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This is a “must” of you are interested in tessellation. A lot of materials and resources here.

Bags and Pouches, Katsura Takasuka, 2006

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Made using a patented process which emulates the Japanese art of folding paper by permanently hand-pleating fabric, this ltote travels flat, but expands to hold your daily essentials.

Paul Hayles

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Flickr: Photos from paul hayes

Yoshi: paper tessellation from Venezuela

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Flickr: Photos from papelartefacto

whimsical butterflies

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Butterflies Trying to Escape Their Shadow, 2005

Peter Callesen A4 PAPER CUT

“My paper works have lately been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost as a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts.”

His work is too figurative for the kind of exploration we are doing. Nevertheless, this butterflies piece is an exception, in my view. The literal translation of the flapping of the wings into the flapping of the wings of paper is a simple but clever idea.