Tag Archives | Envelope

…Folding paper can be fun?

Here’s a few projects for you paper folders:

Paper Train Whistle

The first is a working train whistle made entirely out of household materials (printer, paper, thicker paper, white glue, scissors, and a razor edge).

To make the whistle, just print the paper parts, fold, cut, glue, and after 3 hours (drying time) you’ll have your very own playable paper train whistle.

NetFlix Origami

The second is an entire site dedicated to origami that you can make from the tear-off flaps that come on NetFlix wrappers.

Though traditional origami usually requires squares of paper, each of these designs has been adapted so that you can use the rectangular NetFlix flap without alteration.

Using the sturdy and colorful flaps, you can make your very own swan, frog, box, shirt, heart, tray, crab, sack, cube, envelope, bullet plane, glider, and dive-bomber.

Just watch out for the paper cuts.

[Train Whistle Via: MAKE: Blog]

[NetFlix Oragami Via: SwissMiss]

…USPS is impressive?


Mail is a magical thing.

You handwrite an address on an envelope and attach a stamp to the outside, and a few days later your letter arrives exactly where it’s supposed to be.

So how does the USPS manage to handle 703 million pieces of mail per day?

Good Magazine has put together an impressive graphic representation of a comparison between FedEx, UPS, DHL and the USPS, and the numbers are staggering:

    700,000 employees, $73 billion revenue, 37,000 post offices, and 216,000 vehicles, all to deliver you your bills, Netflix, and credit card offers.

Rain, sleet or snow indeed.

[Good Magazine – How Our Mail Gets To Us]


…Art should be mailable?


MAiLmeART is a very interesting project from Darren Di Lieto, the founder and editor of LCSV4. To enter, artists submit “envelopes or packages that have been drawn on, painted, dipped in acid, covered in paper mache (anything you want really) but they must look amazing and they must have traveled through the post with the postman able to see the work”. After all of the artwork is received, an exhibition will be held in London, where everything will be shown and eventually sold, with each artists receiving 70% of the profits from the sale of his piece. So far, the entries are all very unique and very beautiful, so I’m interested to see what other creations are submitted. If only I fly my way to London.

Mail Me One Neck

Mail Me Box

Mail Me PCM



[Via: Trend Hunter]

…Stamps are useless?

Coin Mail

What would happen if you sent a letter, but instead of using a stamp, you simply taped the cash value of the stamp to the outside of the envelope, along with a small tip for the postman’s time? Ilya Shnaydman wanted to find out, so he got some spare change, some tape, and he sent a letter to his girlfriend. How did the post office do? Click and find out.

[Mail Experiment]

[Via: Neatorama]