Do-it-yourself enthusiasts will fall in love with this project, conceptualized by designer Eduardo Alessi. Originally created for the Hong Kong based company AREA +, this set of paper projects are now available in Yanko Design where design lovers can actually cut, fold, bend, twist and install their respective creation and furnish their desktops with it. the Di Wild collection stays true to its name, offering a safari of different animal creatures with their particular use, making paper and crafting more fun and enjoyable with a personal touch and ingenuity.
The Cardboard based desktop objects are assembled with just folding the paper, no glue or other particular instruments required. Now, you can design your bland desk into an exciting jungle, with these funny yet wild creatures ready to show off their stunts. The large-eared elephant turns into foldable speakers, the long necked giraffe into a useful desktop light, the antlered deer into a digital clock, the big and bulky rhino into a handy pen holder, and the owls as a magnifier slash bookmark.
Each of these animals is created from recycled cardboard sheets, certifying an eco-friendly material for your much needed creative space. This nifty, novel twist on familiar items becomes a great solution for the DIY lover who aims to create an inventive area for that brainstorming moment. Check these items out in Alessi’s website, http://eduardoalessi.com/6114/660764/contact-infoeduardoalessicom/eco-diy-collection.
South Korean based design studio Cauca shares with us their amazing exploration of flowers and containers by producing Papers, a flower vase made entirely out of paper. Thick lined paper becomes a durable holder of a few stems of flowers, just enough to brighten your desk, and your day. Exuding the same beauty and simplicity like that of an ordinary ceramic boil, the Paperse becomes your momentary container, making flower arrangement more extraordinary. It comes with two design; a blank white vase, and a wooden-printed on, made to mimic a true bowl made out of natural wood.
Papers is created not just to hold flowers, but for users to enjoy the art of paper folding. Made from thick paper material, one can create his own version of the container and make it more personalized by writing messages at the back side of it. The vase contains a vinyl tube in which one can preserve the flowers for a long time. This is a perfect way to send a gift to a beloved, where the memo along with the delicate blooms can become a handy card.
Cauca is branched out from the Korean design studio, Easter Egg. This brand was launched in 2012, wherein the studio collaborates with new and established designers to create objects which are both functional and decorative, made to match modern living. See Paperse at http://www.cauca.kr/collection/paperse.html
Widely used for its music storing and playing capabilities, an iPhone only works best with speakers. However, many speakers to date are created with synthetic materials which greatly harm the planet. An environment-friendly studio, Eco-made, creates an environment-friendly speaker / amplifier that is meant to capture all the audio features of this Apple wonder without the constraints of the intensive manufacturing. Naming this product the Eco-amp, this is the studio’s first product which marks their campaign for eco-friendly items.
The Eco-amp is created from FSC Certified Post Consumer paper; a recycled material which one can easily assemble and use on the fly. Users will be delighted to hear the great sounds coming from this piece of natural material, which they can fold into a flap once their partying is over. The Eco-amp is handy to bring on mobile, during one’s picnic, pool or tour. It’s a great way to enjoy the iPhone without using products which endangers the planet. And one good thing—no batteries are needed for this amp!
While it is made out of paper, Eco-made promises durability with this material. It can be folded back after its assembly for another use. Each of their packages contains two Eco-amps which can be reused all over again. Eco-amp is made in Los Angeles and is certified with Green Seal. View this product at http://www.eco-made.com/eco-amp/.
Artist and designer Marshall Alexander works his way through paper with his skillful hands, producing a one of a kind collection from a very common material. Working as a paper artist in Arnheim, Netherlands, Alexander’s crafts are different from the visions of flimsy structures erected from paper; in fact, they stand on their two feet, place their hands up high, smile and scowl, and are blessed with different emotions exuding brightly in their well animated characters.
Working as a freelancer, Marshall has produced commissioned woks for various commercial displays and gallery showcases. His paper models are perfect for promotional and marketing purposes, as well as a vivid option for the toy industry. He creates bright characters splashed in with full colors in a template, where the user can be guided upon as he folds the whole toy with liberty. This is a great way to enjoy time and art, using the paper material into its maximum context.
Marshall Alexander’s work has been greatly reviewed by paper and toy aficionados, such as Papertoy, Urban Paper and Computer Arts Projects. His work combines his skillfulness of deriving the media from a digital platform and turning it into a foldable 3D item which anyone can enjoy. See more of his paper works in his portfolio, http://marshallalexander.net/.