Years ago I spent my waking, non-university hours pouring wine, telling stories and carrying dishes in a bistro. I had a regular customer that would stop in for supper in the late afternoon, sit by the far window with a book and order the same thing every time.
He was quiet, easy and polite – but the best thing about this regular was that he would always leave behind a little folded treasure on the table. Sugar packets, receipts, post its or corners of a book – his hands were never still when there was paper around.
So this amazing origami documentary, Between the Folds, was a particular – if not upgraded – delight. It’s amazing how true artists can find shape, movement and beauty in even the most base of materials. Lovely creases of perfection, right?
Enjoy this mesmerizing video demonstration of an origami crumpling technique (see a sample final piece here) – much of the beauty is in the actual folding itself, but I’ll bet you dig the following final products too. Wood pulp-based eye candy!