American Museum of Natural History Origami Holiday Tree

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decoratedOrigami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Discovery, featuring ornaments that evoke a dinosaur dig, the Museum’s exhibition Race to the End of the Earth, and the 10th anniversary of the Rose Center for Earth and Space. 

Volunteers began folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami paper folding. Past themes have included “Folding the Museum;” “Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real;” “Origami in Flight;” “Under the Sea;” “Pocket Posy;” and “Origami Safari.”

A Pop Up Book by Benjamin Lacombe

A promotional video for a new upcoming pop up book by
Benjamin Lacombe

Releases: “Murakami Versailles” Book

Releases: “Murakami Versailles” Book: "

Much like Jeff Koons, who in 2008 was the first artist granted the honor of exhibiting in the royal French chateau, a book is set to release chronicling Takashi Murakami’s recent efforts to reinvent the home decor of the historic Palace of Versailles (covered). Ranking as the 39th most powerful art figure by Art Review, the Japanese pop art sensation had an impressive year, continuing his partnership Louis Vuitton, exhibiting with Gagosian in Rome, participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and even “collaborating” with Brittney Spears on a Richard Prince photographed cover of Pop magazine. The crowning jewel, however, was his jawdropping 15-room installation of elaborate, colorful sculptural works within the halls of the Chateau de Versailles, providing a compelling study in whimsical interior decoration.
Published by Xavier Barral, Murakami Versailles provides an intimate look inside the anime and manga infused modern makeover brilliantly juxtaposed against the old world architecture of the hallowed Palace. The book doesn’t appear ready to ship yet, but is available for preorder here.
Check out a couple page samples after the jump.

Via hypebeast.

Paper Roll Xylophone

An easy paper roll xylophone video tutorial by lullatone need for translation

The Church of Craft

"The Church of Craft aims to create an environment where any and all acts of making have value to our humanness. When we find moments of creation in our everyday activities, we also find simple satisfaction. The power of creating gives us the confidence to live our lives with all the love we can. By promoting creativity, we offer access to an interfaith spiritual practice that is self-determined and proactive.
The Church of Craft maintains no dogma or doctrine beyond what every member believes for themselves."

check it out at
and this is an interesting sermon

Crafting a Meaningful Home

"Crafting a Meaningful Home"

A book by Meg Mateo Ilasco

buy at amazon:​b6bjRM 


How to makedo - extended from MAKEDO on Vimeo.

Makedo is a connector system that enables materials including cardboard, plastic and fabric to easily join together to form new objects or structures.

The Joe and Shirl Scholarship

The Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka  Memorial Youth Scholarship Found
at the Worcester Art Museum provides tuition to needy chiledren
who are in unique familiar situations.

Joe and Shirl Scholarship

'Slums' transformed into works of art

Brazilian slum turned into a "work of art"

Handmade Nation

A documentary about contemporary independent craft in America

Ponoko Personal Factory 4

Ponoko introduces Personal Factory 4 with 3D printing:
a big revolution for the Personal Factory Movement.

Changing Education Paradigms

An inspiring animate adaptation of a talk given by Ker Robinson, education and creativity ex

Todd Schorr

Todd Schorr has painted two large format paintings in which he addresses his influences as an artist - one reflects on the cartoon perspective and the other on the horror film perspective. In this video Todd offers insight into how the pieces came about and some of the subject matter in each.

Todd Schorr: American Surreal is the first mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist. Schorr is a leading figure in Southern California's cartoon-based movement, dubbed Pop Surrealism, which embraces low-brow culture and a ribald graphic style indebted to pop sources such as Mad magazine. Schorrs astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. The exhibition, curated by SJMAs Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, is accompanied by a book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco.

Exhibition runs June 20 through September 16, 2009 at the San Jose Museum of Art

FAME festival in Italy

FAME (eng)the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed, favorable public reputation (ita = fama successo)

FAME (ita)
bisogno molesto di mangiare, carestia, grande miseria, grande desiderio (eng = starvation, hunger)

Third edition for Studiocromie’s summer festival !
new artists, new artwork, same concept, that’s why we called it “festival”, this way we can use the same text every year
In order to avoid rhetorical somersaults of the case, Studiocromie is pleased to announce FAME festival for what it is: the meeting of a dozen international artists in a small italian centre, Grottaglie.

Jeff Soto interview


"We intend to push the development of contemporary art with the TURMKUNST project. The form of the monument as well as the method of operation are a challenge in itself that only few artists can deal with. Plus we want to enhance and enrich Berlin’s art and cultural landscape, not duplicate: therefore Street Art instead of classic painting, therefore the location Steglitz and not Mitte"

from the website:

Sylvia Ji

Sylvia Ji

The Vader Project

The Vader Project

Small-scale sculptures by Thomas Doyle

Small-scale sculptures by Thomas Doyle:

Mark Dean Veca

Mark Dean Veca was born in 1963 in ShreveportLouisiana, and received his BFA in Painting at Otis Art Institute in 1985. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan at institutions such as PS1/MOMA, The Drawing Center, The Brooklyn Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Reviews of Veca’s work have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, JuxtapozArtforum, Art inAmericaand Flash Art. He received fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts in 1998 and 2002, as well as a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2006.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Mark Dean Veca Feature from The Creative Lives on Vimeo.

Sea of Love

The Seafarers - Sea of Love from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo.

Upside Down Houses


Honor your city with a font!

Who You Gonna Call?