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A cozy piece of art, inspired by origami, for anyone to have at home. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 30, 2014.

A cozy piece of art, inspired by origami, for anyone to have at home.

About this project

Throughout my life, I have been curious about geometric forms and folds. During my time at MIT, I was introduced to more elaborate forms of origami, and a language for analysing and generating those 3-dimensional shapes. As a child who always invented paper toys and dolls, it was my dream to transform them into something beautiful that I could have at home. Thus, bloom was born.

The bloom blankets will come in two colours,  white and grey.

 A customised version of bloom could have any pattern of colours

and varying sizes of tetrahedrons.

The care and keeping of bloom :

It is best to spot clean or dry clean the bloom blanket, but it can also be hand-washed in cold water and laid flat to dry. The approximate dimensions of bloom are 110cm by 160cm, or 43in by 63in.

I used Processing, an open source programming language, to make models of bloom, and experiment with different geometries.

The background music for bloom's video is "Springish," by Gillicuddy.

Risks and challenges

The bloom blankets will be sewn together here in Barcelona, where I can oversee every step of the process. In order to meet the factory requirements I will need to fullfill at least 40 pre-orders from Kickstarter. I will source only the best quality wool cashmere, absolutely no synthetic materials, so that the blankets are warm and soft, but also remain true to their geometry.
Production will start as soon as the campaign is successful!

I will ship the blooms to you in the fall, just in time as the weather gets chilly again.

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FAQ

  • The approximate dimensions of bloom are 110cm by 160cm, or 43in by 63in.

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  • After the project is successfully funded on March 30th, I will send backers a survey asking for their shipping address and the colour of bloom that they prefer.

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    Send me a message if you would like your name to be added to the list of backers on bloom's website.

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    A postcard from Barcelona. . . I'll design a card with bloom's geometric aesthetic in mind and mail it to you. Send me a message if you would also like your name to be added to the list of backers on bloom's website.

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    A bloom blanket. . . In your choice of colour: white or grey. Send me a message if you would also like your name to be added to the list of backers on bloom's website.

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    A bloom blanket. . . In your choice of colour: white or grey. Send me a message if you would also like your name to be added to the list of backers on bloom's website.

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    A customised hand-painted design of the bloom blanket with your choice of size and arrangement of tetrahedrons as well as of colours. . . I'll contact you so that we can plan it together.

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Funding period

- (30 days)