Folded and Functional April 08 2011

I found THE solution (well-almost) to my packing woes-as I anticipate another long voyage across the Pacific. It's ORISHIKI. A hybrid word taken from origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, and furoshiki, the typically square fabric used for wrapping objects, this design by Naoki Kawamoto is literally ""out of the box". A 2-D design with triangular shapes to guide you- unnecessary empty space is swallowed up and saved. You don't necessarily pack up your belongings when it's time to leave the hotel, you merely Ms. Kawamoto's designs are reminiscent of Issey Miyake's angled and folded clothing, described in a previous blog called "Art Labortory", published 01.15.11. Mr. Miyake has influenced so many artists and designers worldwide; even folks like me! found via behanceFor more fashionable reasons, there is the orishiki clutch: