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Wednesday’s News: Origami Island, rocking around the cardboard tree and wearable architecture 25 November, 2009

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…that’s right everyone, C-Day is a mere month away. Now, I feel it is my duty to warn readers before the festive season gets under way – with the exception of Cliff Richard, I am possibly Christmas’s biggest fan. So, from next Tuesday, expect each instalment of the daily news to be seasoned with yuletide joy. Luckily for you this has not yet kicked in, so today’s selection of design stories comes with the usual smattering of pessimism.

mydeco’s pick of the top three stories:

1. dornob: Paper-city: Cool Origami Island & Colourful castle complex

Image credit: dornob

Patience has never been my strong point (the great British tradition of queuing is a constant irritant), so how someone managed to create an entire origami city – complete with moving train line and electric lights – is completely unfathomable to me. Apparently the paper metropolis took Japanese artist Wataru Itou four years to complete, using a very sophisticated toolkit of scissors, hole-punches and modelling glue. Follow the link to see more pictures.

Inhabitat: Tabletop cardboard Christmas tree from Cloudgate Design

Image credit: Inhabitat

Being a yuletide enthusiast does have its disadvantages, though luckily they don’t affect me. For example, when it comes to the Christmas tree, I accept nothing less than perfection. Not so much a problem now, but should I ever have children, I might find that crushing their decorative enthusiasm each year starts to wear on my conscience. Thankfully, Cloudgate Design have come up with this cardboard tree. Friendly to infants as well as the environment, children can decorate them however they wish. The colours don’t even have to compliment each other.

Design Milk: Architectural jewellery

Image credit: Design Milk

Here’s a wearable design if ever I saw one – giant pieces of jewellery which look as though they have broken away from an architectural model and latched themselves onto someone’s wrist. In all fairness, Joshua Demont’s designs are pretty impressive, if only for their creative ingenuity. This jewellery might not get you on any best dressed list, but at least it’s guaranteed to make a statement. Expect to see Lady Gaga wearing it in the near future.

The best of the rest:

Technews: Like.com acquires street style fashion community Weardrobe

Design Milk: Edge table lamp

The Telegraph: Are Agas off the boil?

The Telegraph: My space: Jemma Kidd, make-up artist

Financial Times: High life, low prices

Financial Times: Interiors: ‘No corner is left empty’

Wallpaper: Barbara Kruger at Sprueth Magers London

Inhabitat: Rolling green roofed sports park rises in Slovenia

Hope you enjoyed our selection today, make sure to come see us again tomorrow when we’ll have more tasty design pickings for you.

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