Kiwami Japan is back with another ridiculously improbable knife construction – an impressively-sharp kitchen blade made from pressed cardboard. We weren’t quite sure what he was up to for the first few minutes and thought we were watching HowtoBasic.
The linear windows of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic structures are the perfect subject for Marc Hagan-Guirey’s book, which comes with 14 cut-and-fold models based on buildings from the Frederick C. Robie House to Taliesin West and the Johnson Wax building.
Japanese paper goods company Triad presents a wonderful series of notepads which are sliced in such a way that they reveal intricate sculptures of locations and objects as each layer is peeled away. They’re currently sold out, but it sounds like they’ve got more in the works.
Kelli Anderson’s This Book Is a Planetarium, features six usable pop-up constructions, including a tiny planetarium, a Spirograph-like drawing machine, a secret decoder ring, and an acoustic amplifier. Each object is accompanied by an explanation of the science behind it.
To promote their new of Game of Thrones signature notebooks, Moleskine commissioned Dadomani to recreate the HBO series’ opening credits using intricate papercraft models. The end result is decidedly shorter than the full credits, but no less impressive. Making of here.
Paper engine maker Aliaksei Zholner made something different but no less amazing. His working Stirling engine scale model uses ice and hot water to manipulate the pressure inside its cylinder and generate power. It’s made of paper, cardboard, tissue and lots of glue.
Wonderfully illustrated paper models of classic warplanes that not only look cool, they actually glide. The bi-planes are great, but we’re suckers for the bent-winged Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair. To be honest, after all the work it takes to build one, we’d be afraid to toss ours.