Paige Smith Urban Geode by john cheng

Artist Paige Smith in Los Angeles crafts paper and resin geode crystals and installs them throughout the city. Sometimes I happen to cross paths with one of these and they always put a smile on my face. Such simple forms that produce beautiful results against an urban landscape.

Paper to Plants by john cheng

Watch the making of Kelli Andersons stop-motion film inspired by the original artwork by Marie Caudry in Plants. This is an amazing project that turns such and analog process into a digital medium for children to enjoy.

Peek at the making of Kelli Anderson’s stop-motion film, inspired by Marie Caudry’s original artwork for Plants. Over months of night-owl shoots—6,000 photographs!—Kelli and her partner, Daniel Dunnam, cut and fashioned a forest entirely out of paper: 400 tiny leaves, 500 blades of grass, and 25 squirrels. Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library, a series for curious kids ages 4+. Get Plants on the App Store: See the stop-motion trailer: Directed, shot, and edited by Jacob Krupnick: Featured artists: Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam:, Music by Symbolized:

Papercraft Deer by john cheng

This looks like a really fun and challenging DIY project. I just might purchase the plans and do a few modifications.

You can find the manual on gluing and the unfolded 2d pattern at the links below, albeit, for a small fee.