About:I am a paper engineer, writer, maker and chemist wannabe. In addition to pop-up cards I design and build furniture, lights, costumes or whatever I happen to need at the time. Lipstick, a mixing studio, all-purpose cleaner, hand cream with fresh herbs from the garden, or a new summer dress. I hate following recipes so I make them up instead, then write about it. I am collecting these for a book called Make Anything: a handbook for saving money, living green and having fun with trash. I love experimenting, and improvising while making things. I love designing around seemingly impossible constraints. I love the smell of steel and the sound glass makes when you score it. I REALLY love staring at a blank sheet of paper and picturing it fold into three dimensions. I miss my home country, Switzerland, but I love my adopted city, Brooklyn. I cannot watch somebody knit without feeling an incontrollable itch in my fingertips.