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July 29, 2009

A Paper City Fantasy

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Lighted paper city by Wataru Itou #1

A young student in Tokyo has spent four years designing his “City on the Ocean” entirely out of paper. Of course, we like the fact that it’s lighted, and apparently the light changes for different effects. It also features a working paper train, a ferris wheel, and lots of architectural flourishes. See more at the Tokyo Bling Blog. And thanks to Betsy Rubinstein for emailing us with the link.

July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth of July with Fireworks

Filed under: performace art — popularkinetics @ 3:29 am

Fireworks by Pes copy

Here’s a link to the snappy independence day celebration video by creative UTuber PES. Watch his other videos there, too.

July 2, 2009

Fashionistas, Balloons!

Filed under: crafts, performace art — Tags: , , , , — popularkinetics @ 5:50 am

Balloon Fashions #1

Though not pop-ups or paper art, this Chinese runway show of balloon couture is just so good we had to post it! Who ever thought balloon art could move beyond those cute little weiner dogs and ducks to become such a glamorous fashion statement! These images were shot by Myspace member “Shane.” For the full slide show, visit his Myspace page. And thanks to Esther Smith for bringing these fabulous frocks to our attention….

Balloon Fashions #2


Balloon Fashions #3

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