November 11th is a busy day. Laying around at the office are all kinds of invitations ranging from Veterans day, Remembrance day, stMartin’s day, (Polish) Independence and (Maldives) Republic day, Singles- (China) or Pepero- (South Korea) day, Children’s day (Croatia), the opening of (Catholic) Carnival-festivities to Pocky day (Japan). We also need to attend Leonardo diCaprio’s and King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (Bhutan)’s birthday-celebration-party amongst many many other festivities, but here at 3EyedBear we are exhausted after 2 1/2 weeks of World Origami Days and probably stay at home (unless Leo calls personally).

There’s a lot of work demanding our attention. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center together with the US Botanic Garden are currently producing a series of paper models of 25 native orchids and asked us to create them. The models will be superdeluxe 2-sides printed, manual embedded, pre-cut and -greased realistic versions of rare and special species to be handed out at schools, workshops and other events in the future. And today, at official Origami Day, they release the first easy (glueless!) model of the Showy Lady’s Slipper for FREE at their own website as a teaser for this project and to gain awareness for the preservation of endangered species of orchids.

All right, maybe I head over to Washington, raise a glass to this celebration-al news and do the inevitable working tomorrow.

Or YOU go to the party and >>> get folding <<<.

Little paper Giant Panda

To celebrate the fact that Giant Panda’s will soon be seen in the Netherlands, to congratulate Ouwehands Dierenpark with acquiring these beautiful, rare and endangered species into their zoo and because we have this ‘thing’ with bears, we give away this simple glueless and easy-to-build little paper panda. Now all the children in the world share the fun. How cute!

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Arnsberg, August 1st/2nd

For the fourth time, Kunstsommer has asked the UPC to bring the Urban Paper show to the Sauerland Museum in Arnsberg (Germany). 3Eyedbear will bring all the stuff he has created in the past year, like his animals for Kadoorie Zoo and WWF, orchids for the Smithsonian Institute and all the loose and freestyle stuff he has been working on. In the workshop you can build his custom #UP15 parrot and a lot of exclusive models will be for sale. Like this creature here (we are planning to have it be cut by a machine in front of your eyes!).
Oh, and the bear will bring himself too. Don’t be shy to shake hands and say ‘Hello!’

Think Fast!

3Eyedbear created an out-of-this-world turbo-turtle-toy (or something close to that) for Urban Paper Collective. It’s to create awareness for the almost extinct Golden Coin Turtle too so race for it and enjoy this unlucky chelonian at home. For free!


To push up the new Collective‘s portfolio of models, I created this big-eared platform-toy for 2D artists and designers to do their creating in a third dimension. This way ALL of the worlds artists can chip in a new model for the website to begin start building up momentum. A quite nifty scheme, but since all of us get a nice friendly little army of artistic toys in return to collect, exhibit all over the globe, like and share AND with the chosen mint canvas of the majestic elephant as a (sad) reminder of the wild species being endangered to become extinct (!) I am sure good Karma will come this way.

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