Video: Inside the studio of amazing papercraft illustrators

Lobulo Design is a team that specializes in making awesome designs and illustrations with paper. This video gives you a glimpse of what they do on a daily basis and it basically looks like an awesome arts and craft class for professional artists. Imagine never having to grow up and just playing with scissors all… » 4/07/15 11:57pm 4/07/15 11:57pm

Why Old Paper Turns Yellow

When I was a kid, my parents had a collection of historic old, yellowed newspapers. For example, I distinctly remember an oldWashington Post newspaper sitting on a bookshelf from July 21, 1969 with the headline "The Eagle Has Landed – Two Men Walk on the Moon." Or a fading, brownish-yellow one from August 8, 1974 with… » 3/18/15 7:06am 3/18/15 7:06am

This Guy Spent 4 Years Making a Flawless Millennium Falcon Out of Paper

So how did you spend the last four years of your life? No matter how you answer that question, it was a complete waste of time compared to Bernard Szukiel who spent four years creating this absolute masterpiece of a Millennium Falcon model using nothing but paper, glue, and more patience than any single human being… » 3/16/15 3:22pm 3/16/15 3:22pm

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper. Behold the X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Viper Mk2, 2001's Orion and many more! » 1/21/15 7:45pm 1/21/15 7:45pm

There's Not a Single Drop Of Ink On This Subtle Embossed Calendar

When your to-do list is a mile long and your schedule is booked solid, you've got enough on your mind to deal with—the last thing you need is a calendar covered in kittens to distract you. So South Korea's O-Check Design Graphics created this incredibly clean monthly planner that doesn't even have any calendar lines… » 12/12/14 5:20pm 12/12/14 5:20pm

Believe It or Not This Paper Scarf Will Actually Help Keep You Warm

You've always got a place to jot down ideas with a smartphone in hand, but can your Nexus 6 keep you warm on a cold morning? Not likely, and definitely not like this Paper Scarf from Little Factory can, while giving you over five-and-a-half feet of white space to scribble down notes and doodles. » 12/02/14 9:40am 12/02/14 9:40am

This Mid-Century Legend Made Sculptural Magic Out Of Plain Paper

There's a whole world of potential in a blank sheet of paper, but few folks can turn something flimsy and flat into 3D magic like Irving Harper. The creative legend—now 98 years-old!—did industrial and graphic design for Herman Miller during its dynamic mid-century era, but his legacy also includes an incredible… » 9/26/14 9:15pm 9/26/14 9:15pm

Watch Recycled Paper Go From NYC Trash to Brand-New Boxes

New York City fills recycle bins with tons and tons of discarded paper. That cast-off fiber lives to serve another day, thanks to the wonders of recycling. NYC Sanitation's director of photography Michael Anton followed that voyage from start to finish, creating this beautiful timelapse of the process. » 9/11/14 10:43am 9/11/14 10:43am

The Ultra-Laborious Way the FBI Matched Fingerprints to Paper Files

The FBI just switched over to Next-Generation Identification, a new digital system for keeping track of the 83 million fingerprint cards the bureau maintains. That means dismantling thousands of filing cabinets that were once hand-searched by Bureau employees, twenty-four hours a day. Here's how they did it. » 8/23/14 8:00pm 8/23/14 8:00pm

iOS 8 Will Make Drawing on Your Devices Way More Intuitive

Perfecting your artistic technique using a stylus is about to get a whole lot more refined. With the introduction of iOS 8, your screen will be sensitive to the relative width of whatever's running across its surface. That's great news for folks who prefer Paper and other drawing apps to, well, paper. » 6/17/14 2:00pm 6/17/14 2:00pm

A Speaker That Camouflages Itself As a Paper Palm

Like it or not, most sound systems don't exactly blend into your home's decor. You can try buying a pair of speakers in a matching tint, or mount it near the ceiling so it's less obvious, but they rarely are. Phonon's Kamone could be your safest bet. It looks like a houseplant, but it actually produces sound—and not… » 6/16/14 10:00am 6/16/14 10:00am

Why Is Toilet Paper Always White?

Toilet paper is an odd thing. Despite the fact that we often rub it against one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies on a daily basis, very little thought is ever given to where it came from or how it's made. (On that note, it might surprise you to learn that toilet paper wasn't commonly used in the United States… » 6/12/14 5:00am 6/12/14 5:00am

Create Instant Hot Wheels Tracks With a Roll Of Road

The only downside to that giant web of plastic Hot Wheels tracks criss-crossing your child's playroom is that they're essentially a permanent installation. So if you find yourself visiting family and need some place for die-cast cars to cruise, this 164-foot roll of instant drag strip should fit the bill. » 4/22/14 6:38pm 4/22/14 6:38pm

It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to… » 4/18/14 10:00am 4/18/14 10:00am