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Posted on Jul 22, 2015

Geometric Currency Sculptures Folded by Kristi Malakoff


I’m really enjoying these folded and pasted currency sculptures by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff (previously). Each polyhedra is folded, cut and pasted together from several bills, blending the textures and colors from multiple worldwide currencies. (via my modern met)

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Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Meets Projection Mapping


visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect

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Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan


beautiful typographic poster made of folded paper was designed and constructed by Montreal-based designers Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li and Dominic Liu for the Words Can Fly A Thousand Miles The piece shows a number of origami cranes bursting through the surface of carefully cra

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Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Kinetic Origami Sculpture Designed by Jo Nakashima


inspired by Erik Åberg's interlocking kinetic cube system Ghostcubes, Brasil-based origami artist Jo Nakashima created a method for building a similar object using a system of 40 paper For those of you ambitious enough to give it a try he shared a set of instructions on Inst

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Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong


artist Nguy?n Hùng C??ng lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese handmade paper called C??ng tells All Things Paper that he began folding around the age of five or six and although his work ha

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Posted on Mar 02, 2015

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper


Photo by Philipp Schmidli Photo by Philipp Schmidli Photo by Philipp Schmidli Photo by Philipp Schmidli Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper

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Posted on Mar 02, 2015

Masterful Dinosaur and Creature Origami by Adam Tran


Origami artist and chemistry teacher Adam Tram folds some incredibly beautiful objects with paper. From dinosaurs and skeletons to flowers and warriors, it seems nothing is off limits to his folding abilities. Tram is a member of the Vietnam Origami Group, and you can see many more of hi

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Avik Sarkar

Avik Sarkar A graduate of the National Institute of Design, Avik founded an Industrial Design consulting firm and subsequently established a furniture manufacturing business. In both instances, the focus was on evolving solutions which while addressing real issues of people was also concerned with the impact they'd have on the environment.

Over the years, an interest in education and furniture led to the creation of Ethos in 1997. From designing furniture for schools to designing for children to finally trying to discover how design can impact learning has been in itself a rich learning experience. Ultimately, a modern society will grow and prosper on the shoulders of an educated population. We're trying to see how we can contribute to making the learning experience in schools efficient, effective and enjoyable so that these wonder years are truly rewarding to the individual and the society of which she forms a part.

avik@greenethos.in
Sumita Sarkar

Sumita Sarkar Sumita works in the areas of education, design and research. Her passion is to empower and help children and adults to achieve their potential through engaged learning and teaching, to live lives they choose and enjoy. This specially includes students and teach-ers. This passion has sent her working on an eclectic mix of projects, research and learn-ing to earn her wings in education, after design.

She has an MA (Education) from Nottingham Trent University and MA (Research) from The Open University, UK, where she's currently pursuing a PhD. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, she has developed and managed a BA (Hons) programme in Communication Design for ten years at Pearl Academy, New Delhi. She was project manager for the Government of Malaysia Smart Schools project for General Science and was a researcher in the Hole-in-the-Wall project, both at NIIT, India.

sumi@greenethos.in
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