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The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located outside Copenhagen. Every structural detail of the house from the roof, windows, and even a basement crawlspace are depicted within the thick layer of laser-cut paper. The 908-page books were designed by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. (via Not Shaking the Grass)

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The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio paper multiples installation

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio paper multiples installation

Created by Najla El Zein Studio in conjunction with lighting designer Maurice Asso from Hilights, The Wind Portal is a new interactive artwork of 5,000 paper windmills installed in an imposing 8 ft. doorway inside the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Visitors can pass through the hand-folded windmills as they move from the old part of the museum into a new extension, the Day-lit Gallery, which currently showcases preserved fragments of the city from the Medieval Renaissance. The Wind Portal is part of the London Design Festival, and will be on display through November 3, 2013. (via My Modern Met, Dezeen)

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Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

London-based Lobulo Design (who is actually just a single desiner who goes by Lobulo) creates wonderful, vibrant designs using paper. From pop culture to anatomy and the natural world it seems like nothing is off limits. Check out much more over on Behance.

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Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton, known for his whimsical functional objects like the magnetic cloud keyholder and his Lochness monster pins, just launched a Kickstarter Project for a new kind of pencil that makes rainbows when you sharpen it. Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core of recycled paper (not wood) and either a white or black exterior. Shotton says the pencils will ship before Christmas.

Update: Rainbow Pencils are now available in the Colossal Shop.

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A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by orgiami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated tissue paper. The detail is amazing, especially the hundreds and hunreds of scales that individually require multiple folds to create. The artist also folds a wide range of other exotic animals, mythological beasts, and insects worthy of a quick look.

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Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Artist Rogan Brown creates intricate sculptural forms reminiscent of microorganisms, plant life, and topographical charts by deftly cutting patterns in layer after layer of paper. A single work can take upward of five months to complete, and just like the organic forms he seeks to emulate the piece evolves as he works without a preconceived direction or plan. Via his artist statement:

I want to communicate my fascination with the immense complexity and intricacy of natural forms and this is why the process behind my work is so important. Each sculpture is hugely time consuming and labour-intensive and this work is an essential element not only in the construction but also in the meaning of each piece. The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation. I have chosen paper as a medium because it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world.

You can see much more of Brown’s work in higher resolution over in his portfolio, blog, and several original works and prints are currently available at Saatchi Online. If you liked this you might also enjoy the work of Eric Standley, Tomoko Shioyasu, and Noriko Ambe. (via My Modern Met and My Amp Goes to 11)

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Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

The Human Body is the first release from design studio Tinybop as part of their Explorer’s Library series that seeks to “help children develop a foundational understanding of the world.” The immersive anatomy app for kids features some great artwork work from illustrator and designer Kelli Anderson who created 200+ illustrations of bones, veins, muscles and other components that comprise the interactive environment as well as the stop motion video above. The app is extraordinarily well conceived and designed, every attempt to pry the iPad out of my son’s hands so I can actually try it myself have failed. Get it here. (via Kottke, Swissmiss)

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