An Origami Guide to San Francisco
I just came across this idea of a beautiful origami-like San Francisco travel guide that folds magically to the size of a credit card. I’ve only been to San Francisco once but I love the city and really want to visit it again some day. Looks like this could be a super useful product I can use when the time comes. Here are some of its features.
- Ruthlessly edited to present only the most standout places in the city. We chose restaurants run by perfectionists who really care about their food, and truly understand hospitality.
- In addition to restaurants, the guide will tell you about hidden bars, the best view in the entire bay area, walking tours, underground dinner clubs, and a public park 15 stories up.
- Printed on a single sheet of Tyvek, an untearable paper-like material that’s unaffected by water, and then folded up using a technique originally developed for satellite solar panels.
The TOC Guide is folded according to a technique developed by Koryo Miura in the 1970’s at Tokyo University, for use in the deployment of solar cells. It is said that Miura was inspired by folds in nature, including the wrinkles in the brows of old people, and the way mountain ranges fold into landscapes.
Since a map that has been Miura folded has only two stable states (fully unfolded, fully folded) it’s impossible to misfold, and there’s no fumbling to get it folded back up.
It’s on Kickstarter and it deserves your backing if you like Origami and San Francisco.
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