Posted 1 week ago

benny-cheung:

now i got this lil thang too

bonsai by valentina minayeva

Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 1 week ago

penguinorigami:

Passiflora Ornata with Spirals, 12 units each, designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva, diagrammed in her book ‘Kusudama Origami’.

Folded by me, no glue.

Posted 2 weeks ago

penguinorigami:

Some Bitteroot stars, 5, 5, 5 and 12 units, also a Sparaxis flower, 6 units, all designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva.

Folded by me, no glue.

Posted 2 weeks ago

penguinorigami:

Ilex, 30 units + 60 inserts, designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva - [diagram]

Folded by me, no glue.

Posted 2 weeks ago

akizhi:

Model: Cleopatra 

Designed by: Maria Sinayskaya

Variation by: Uniya Filonova

Folded by: Akizhi

Units: 90 in total, 30 + 60 inserts

Posted 2 weeks ago

dizzygami:

Luminescence, Passiflora Delicata, and Passiflora

Posted 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Rigel by Peter Budai

Instructions

Folded by me

12 Pieces

Posted 3 weeks ago

Random Sonobe Variation by unknown

Folded by me

30 Pieces

idk what i was doing when i made this

Posted 3 weeks ago

Curly Tulip Kusudama by Valentine Minayeva

Instructions

Folded by me

12 pieces

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

Posted 3 weeks 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 1 month ago

merlin-the-last-dragon-lord:

christeeezay:

Where is my talent

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

(Source: wetheurban)

Posted 1 month 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.