If Heather ( "happypuppytruffles") is going to do issue reviews regularly, I think I'm off the hook on posting scans of the model menu:
I retroactively updated this month's NOA with Heather's video review.
|PHOTO: Hyperfocus by Bryce Evans|
A Vancouver photographer’s image of origami artist Joseph Wu will be Canada’s entry at a social issues photography festival in Italy in November.
Bryce Evans‘ photo is called Hyperfocus. It shows Wu folding a yellow piece of paper while seated in a corner. He looks like he’s surrounded by so many pieces of origami that he doesn’t have any room left to move. He’s literally cornered himself.
Evans’ image is an intimate portrait of Wu.
Wu is an origami artist who has spoken out about his diagnosis as an adult living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD – and depression.
Evans knew about Wu and wanted to work with him. Evans wanted to make a photograph of Wu that explored how his skill at origami related to his mental health.
Wu told him that his ADHD allowed him to become hyperfocussed on origami. Evans wanted to portray the positive side of Wu’s mental illness.
“I had the picture in my head of all the bright colors and different shapes and intricacy of it,” Evans said.
“As I heard his story, I began to construct a story. It was a matter of talking with him, giving him my ideas and hearing what the thought about it. We collaborated to create the final product.”
Evans could also relate to what Wu suffers from. When he’s working on his photography, he can focus his attention so acutely he shuts out everything else.
“I wanted to make the viewer think he was working on it and cornered himself and didn’t realize it,” Evans said.
This awesome video shows you how to make a paper airplane fly endlessly. The principal is the same as in real aviation: thermals. Thermals allow real sailplanes to fly for hours. As real thermals are to strong for our selfmade paper airplane, we are using a miniature thermal that everyone has in his kitchen: Hotplates. Four hot plates producing hot air which rises and let our paperplane fly as long as we want. The paper aeroplane must be centered while it performs it turns, in the middle of the for heating plates. so it took me about 87 takes to produce this video. if the paper airplane isn´t exactly in the centre of the plates, it will drop off. So feel free to build your own paperplane and let it fly as long as you want in your kitchen.
|It was standing room only (*Ahem*...because we were given only 3 chairs).|
Ramen fanatics and lovers of the Japanese culture will get their fix on Sept. 14-15 during the First Annual Ramen Yokocho Fest held in Torrance, Calif.
This two-day ramen festival is sponsored by Weekly LALALA, an L.A.-based Japanese magazine. The celebration—to be held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.—will commemorate the publication’s 10th anniversary, according to L.A. Weekly.
This anticipated event, hyped as “the largest ramen festival in the U.S.,” will feature $8 bowls of ramen from renowned ramen specialists from around the world, including places like San Jose, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Japan. The confirmed vendors for the event include: Orenchi, Shalala, Gomaichi, Silverlake Ramen, Iroha, Ikemen, Hayatemaru, Jidaiya, Tsujita L.A. and Daikokuya.
In addition to delicious ramen, several eateries will be serving up some of their house favorites. For example, Tsujita L.A. will provide sushi in addition to their noodles—featuring tsukemen and ramen—and Hannosuke will be featuring its signature ten-don. Not to be outdone, Jidaiya will be serving novelty ramen burgers, the current burger trend.
Parking is free at this event, as well as entrance to attend.Notice it says free to get in through "the entrance"; not that the ramen itself is free.
Can’t make it to Torrance this weekend? Not to worry, for a second Ramen Yokocho Festival will be held in Las Vegas on Oct. 19 (Sunday) at the city’s Rio Hotel.
Turn an ordinary one dollar bill into a lovely rose! (Designed by Jeremy Shafer) This model can be folded from a dollar as I show in the video, but it's actually even better folded from a 1X2 rectangle, that way you can skip folding in the edges (see 1:00 and 1:20). The $5 Euro banknote is 62 X 120 which is reasonably close to 1 X 2. If your country's currency is shorter than 1X2 then you will need to fold the long edges in a little bit in order to obtain a 1X2 rectangle. Of course, money folding is only really popular in the U.S., right???
A paper crane and a Hedge Sparrow (Dunnock) are separated by a barrier. However the bird is determined to meet its pleated friend, but what will finally make it give up?
|Alex helped Hisako on these- she LOVES turtles!|
|Alex holding two leftover pieces to a chocolate popsicle puzzle; eventually he figured out using all the pieces|
Just a quick comic I thought up while folding my origami versions of the Mane Six.
Yes, that is Kamiya's Ryujin Apple Bloom folded. No, I have no idea how she managed to do that in a class period using only her hooves.