Remember Franc Grom and his fragile easter eggs? These paper sculptures fall in the same category with a title “There’s no room for mistakes”.

Japanese artist Kiri Ken (ie. “Cutting Sword”) is creating fragile magic by cutting paper until she gets a desired form. Number of cuts is unimaginable and the result is a dreamy lace like paper artwork.

via This Is Colossal 

You probably know the no-brand design of Muji and you probably know that the products it makes come in all varieties and sizes. From stationary and clothes to kitchen appliances and at one point even a car. Well you can now add a prefabricated house to that list. True to form the Muji Hut is both minimal and stylish and can be yours for a mere €25,000 complete with construction at the location of your choosing. That is of course as long as you live in Japan. Bummer.

P.S.: Not really sure what the toilet situation is. It looks like you’re going to have to put the hut near some bushes…

via: SoraNews24

So this old cigarette vending machine in the rural town of Uchiko in Ehime Prefecture in Japan got a new life. It became an origami vending machine and it contains a range of folded origami designs. There are 18 total pieces to pick from and the price depends on their complexity.

According to Japanese news reports, the designs are made by a 61 year-old woman who runs the shop where the machine is located.

How lovely, I’m always inspired by this traditional Japanese art of paper folding and I think the idea is so sweet. A simple machine that delivers wonderfully crafted items that bring you little joy and beauty.

via the nerdist, photos by @bon_chic