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Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

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Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

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Friday Night Flicks: Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian

This week’s paper engineer, Matt Shlian, produces more abstract forms than Benja Harney who was featured last week. From the text on Vimeo: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Benja Harney: Paper Engineer

Tonight’s flick from the Australian Design Centre features Benja Harney. From the text on Vimeo: Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer, working professionally for six years. His work spans from pop-up books for the likes of Kylie Minogue to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering

I love alphabet books, and I love pop-ups. Tonight’s flick presents a delightful book that is both an abecedary and a collection of movable structures. The volume A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering was produced to celebrate the 25th … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Letterlocking

My Advent Calendar in 2018 began with some letterlocking folds.  Today’s flick shows an interesting diamond fold.     If you are interested in the history of letterlocking, you could watch another video this weekend that includes a bit of … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2020

It’s the beginning of February, and time for the annual Byopia Press DIY Valentine. This year’s design began with a heavily photoshopped version of a lipstick-ey kiss. The card uses an interesting mechanism that I saw on the Internet last … Continue reading

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