Standing on a stack of library books, head high with bottle thick glasses glinting on a single shaft of light, calculator raised in defiance while my well read wife is wrapped suggestively around my legs... I. Am. Nerd!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
pop up books and paper engineering
Some of my hobbies are Origami, Kirigami, Paper Engineering, Origamic Architecture and Paper Craft.... They are all variations on the same theme... Taking paper and folding or cutting or shaping or gluing, or some combination of all of them, to take single flat planes, and transform them into three dimensional structures. I started Origami when I was about twelve years old. The first book I ever bought with my own money was Creative Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara. I've been folding ever since.
This video I found via neatorama this morning, and is an excellent introduction to pop up books.