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Other folding stuff
Enough seriousness everybody, let’s goof off a little. Here’s a bunch of fun folding-related things.
   
   


Paper folding
This is the coolest paper folding flip- style animation I’ve ever seen. You must watch it!

These are super-cool! Cubeecraft (pronounced “kyoob-ee”) papercraft toys are FREE to download, and designed to be printed on a standard piece of 8 1/2 x 11 letter paper.

This is also a fun place to get free paper toys – cut and fold.

Personally, I’d rather have the ice cream (Chunky Monkey, thanks for asking), but I have to give Ben and Jerry’s credit for having cut and fold projects on their site!

Did you really think I wouldn’t mention origami? This is a great origami site – animated folding instructions, too!

Even National Geographic blogs about origami!

Check out this awesome movie about the art of origami called “Between the Folds”.

This is funny – folded paper versions of famous disasters – Disaster Dioramas

Got some time on your hands? How about creating a kinetic paper craft sculpture?


Folding furniture

An illustrated history of folding chairs – a bit of a dry read, but interesting.

Now this is my idea of a super-cool folding-inspired chair design.

This is not your average folding furniture design. Watch the video demonstration–the mechanics of it is really innovative.


Fabric folding

Cruise ship towel folding (sorry this is a marketing site, but the photos are cool).

It’s not a party until one of your guests turns their napkin into a Bird of Paradise.

How to Fold a Shirt in Japan” I don’t know how they do it, but I can’t stop watching the video.

If you can’t master the Japanese shirt folding technique, the FlipFOLD Folding Board may be a good alternative.

Folded clothing takes to the runway. Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has designed a line of clothing that expands from two-dimensional geometric shapes into structured shirts, skirts, pants and dresses.

United States Flag folding – the symbolism here is really impressive.


Folding Sports (what??)

The Folding Society – I almost joined, but then I realized it was for folding bike enthusiasts.

Folding kayaks – hey, I’d try it (in shallow water at first).

 


Folding Myths

Seven fold limit – Learn about the myth that you can't fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times.

Then learn about the high school student who folded paper in half 12 times.

Watch Mythbusters bust the myth, too.


Folding science
(“over my head” in most cases, but worth mentioning)
Folding as it applies to Geometry – efficient algorithms for characterizing foldability, and finding efficient folding processes.

In Geology folding applies to the bending or buckling of a single or multiple strata, such as sediments and rocks, which were originally planar horizontal surfaces.

Protein folding game - solve puzzles for science. I think I’d be the “weakest link” on the team for this game.


Music

Ben Folds, of course!

And check out this band, The Fold. They’re actually pretty good, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a folding fanatic. I think I’m going to get one of their t-shirts.

Cool song and funny video by The Thermals: “Returning to the Fold

This group, Avenged Sevenfold, looks scarier than it actually is.

You knew it was coming . . . “Know when to fold ‘em!”, people! For fun, I chose the old Kenny Rogers performance from The Muppet Show


Cooking

Folding batter is a technique to incorporate light batters into dense ones without deflating the mixture.

Take it from me, omelette folding takes a lot of practice, but it's quite gratifying when you master the skill.


Animals

News to me—a containment pen for sheep is called a sheepfold!

I’m more of a dog person than a cat person, but if I had to pick a cat, this is the one I’d get – the Scottish Fold breed.

   
   
If you find anything else to add to my list, please send it to me at trish@foldfactory.com


 
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