The origami phone - because... well... why not?

It’s still sort of interesting to ponder about the passing of the telephonic torch – that the shorthand ‘phone’ now typically refers exclusively to mobile phones, and that you have to clarify ‘home phone’ when discussing the landlines of Luddites still clinging to the past. Just give it up, guys. Mobile is the way.

And speaking of such mobile ubiquity, check this out: an origami phone. Designed by

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make
intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese
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