Posted 2 days ago

hypnophant:

There was a wonderful fireworks display nearby last night, which I watched from the patio. No idea what the celebration, so an unexpected delight. Now i’m seeing fireworks everywhere. Will they they bring good luck? Here’s hoping!

In any case, the snazzy Origami Fireworks above are by haiku/origami enthusiast Ed. Want to make your own? Follow Yami Yamauchi’s Origami Fireworks instructions: pdf or video.

Posted 3 days ago

foldswithinfolds:

"Butterfly on Leaf" designed by Tomoko Fuse.
Folded by Annalisa from a 20x20 cm sheet of glassine.
Instructions found in Spiral Origami | Art | Design by Tomoko Fuse.

Sometimes I look at Tomoko Fuse’s work and think SERIOUSLY???? HOW DO YOU EVEN COME UP WITH SUCH AMAZING THINGS? She has such a gift for elegance and precision in her designs, I just end up in awe of everything she does. And then she writes books that let me do it too!

As for this model itself, I love it in both idea and execution. Of course you want a leaf for the butterfly to land on! And what a smart idea it was to use the same method as the spiral shells to create the veins in the leaf. It works so perfectly.

Posted 4 days ago

Rigel by Peter Budai

Instructions

Folded by me

12 Pieces

Posted 5 days ago

Random Sonobe Variation by unknown

Folded by me

30 Pieces

idk what i was doing when i made this

Posted 6 days ago

Curly Tulip Kusudama by Valentine Minayeva

Instructions

Folded by me

12 pieces

(i didn’t curl the tips enough i just realized)

Posted 6 days ago

skunkbear:

NASA engineers use origami as inspiration when they fold up solar panels for their trip to space. Shown here: the Miura fold. Once a piece of paper (or solar array) is all folded up, it can be completely unfolded in one smooth motion. You can read more about origami in space here, and learn how to do the Miura fold in this video:

Image: Astronaut Scott Parazynski repairs a damaged ISS solar panel (NASA)

Posted 3 weeks ago

merlin-the-last-dragon-lord:

christeeezay:

Where is my talent

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

(Source: wetheurban)

Posted 3 weeks ago

foldswithinfolds:

"Dolphin" designed by Jun Maekawa.
Folded by Annalisa from a 15 cm square of kami.
Instructions found in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa.

I was excited to make this model, because in Jun Maekawa’s book, it was labelled as one to help you focus on shaping, and that’s something I’m not very good at. Turns out, there wasn’t a ton of shaping fold, but that was good, because it meant I could focus on just a few and see how they helped the overall look. I’m very pleased with how this turned out, and my friend’s daughter didn’t have to ask me what it was when she looked at it, so I consider it a win.

Posted 3 weeks ago

penguinorigami:

Ant Lions Nest, 90 units, designed by Tomoko Fuse.

Folded by me, no glue.

Posted 3 weeks ago

black-belt-in-origami:

foldswithinfolds:

"Clover Folding" 11 stages on a 64-grid designed by Shuzo Fujimoto.
Folded by Annalisa from a 30 cm square sheet of kami.
Tutorial (for >3 stages) by Sara Adams here.

Because I’m a nutcase, I decided that the next logical step from 3-stage clovers was not 5 or 7 stages, but an 11-stage clover fold. Because it took so long to make, I decided to take pictures as I went along, so now you have the in-progress view of the model as well as the completed one. And if you are asking yourself “Did she really put up a picture of the full paper with a bunch of precreasing folds on it?” the answer is YES I DID. Precreasing takes forever, and I was proud of my pretty grid.

Actually, I’m really proud of this model overall. Sometimes after I’ve gotten over the initial “delighted that it worked” feeling, I really start to notice all the flaws and things that I could have done better. However, even after a couple weeks, I’m still quite pleased with this one. Now I just need to figure out how to display it.

oh my god

Posted 4 weeks ago

sassygayklavierspieler:

sassygayklavierspieler:

i cannot believe that this is actually working

slide-together thing by the amazing george hart from here

all of those are completely 100% flat pieces of paper with cuts in them

those lil triangles are so hard to make

this isn’t origami
like
at all
bc it’s made with cuts
and no folds
but im still posting it to my main cuz it’s papercraft and based on much of the same mathematics

also ive already finished one of the other slide-together things (the one from equilateral triangles)

Posted 1 month ago

gioia-e-design:

"Surface to Structure"

FREE to the Public
 Cooper Union NYC, June 19-July 3, 2014

For the first time in 55 years, origami will be brought back to The Cooper Union in the Surface to Structure exhibition. In addition to presenting a small number of pieces folded by the same artists in the 1959 exhibition, the folded forms on display will show origami’s transformation, including sculptures that push the boundaries of this artform beyond its traditional perceptions. The exhibition will feature the work of established artists as well as up and coming artists and communicate the range and complexity of origami styles.

Posted 1 month ago
paperadventure:

Epcot BallJune 2007
A rainbow-coloured stellated truncated icosahedron. I remember folding module after module every bus journey I made to school for at least a week…it used a seventeen sheets of paper.
It wasn’t folding the individual modules that was tough but figuring out how to put them all together to get the rainbow effect I wanted. Worth it, though :)
Tutorial | 270 modules | 3.75cm squares of patterned kami

paperadventure:

Epcot Ball
June 2007

A rainbow-coloured stellated truncated icosahedron. I remember folding module after module every bus journey I made to school for at least a week…it used a seventeen sheets of paper.

It wasn’t folding the individual modules that was tough but figuring out how to put them all together to get the rainbow effect I wanted. Worth it, though :)

Tutorial | 270 modules | 3.75cm squares of patterned kami

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

waking-up-embarrassed:

Origami buckyballs made from PHIZZ units. The one on the right was made with Serpentinegraphite’s help; the one on the left was made from duo paper so that the inside of the structure (the blue and yellow) shows through the holes.