Fabric, I think is the next best material that can emulate what paper can do with origami. You can still fold with thick or thin fabric and yield very dramatic results. This polyester hand-pleated textile is really lovely – because of the soft material and simple folds, romantic- for its pastel colors and practical – […]
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FHouse based in Gion, a part of Kyoto best known as an exclusive geisha district is designed by Japanese architect Yukio Hashimoto, who gave the building a folded corner to evoke an association with origami. (read more at dezeen.com...
Typogami is an animated typeface by Calango of Amsterdam. There’s a neat video that is worth your while. Watch how the letters fold into beautiful letterforms. There’s a deep satisfying feeling I get watching flat surfaces transform into something new. I guess that’s why they call it innovation.
By Matthieu Georger. His other work is pretty stunning too.
Hello All, I need your help to identify the creators of these four models: Butterfly I’ve taught this model previously, but I have no idea what it’s origins are. I think it’s a modification of Yoshizawa’s flat butterfly model… any idea who the creator is? Origami Dress Any idea who’s design this is? I’ve [...]
I love seeing designers take origami concepts to make furniture bc folding wood and steel is just a tad bit harder than folding paper. In this post, you’ll see repeating shapes that folds up into some quirky styled furniture. By Berlin+Beijing designers Zhang & Thonsgaard.
Elaborate origami sculptures diffuse the light from these lamps by Tel Aviv studio Aqua Creations and origami artist Ilan Garibi. via Dezeen http://www.dezeen.com/2011/11/26/molecules-by-aqua-creations-and-ilan-garibi/
Loved the geeky article over at Wired about Thanksgiving at MIT – origami style. That’s how they roll.
I never know if the tip I leave at a restaurant goes to my server, the entire group of servers or the restaurant. If I’m able to correctly follow the tricks from the Dollar Origami book, the origami model might entice my server to stealthily keep the tip, which will ensuring the tip I leave [...]
If you’re after “the glow”, consider Origami Bonsai by Ben Coleman. It might not be the skin glow technique, but the origami glow technique might be just as promising. What exactly is the glow-fold technique? They’re diagrams that include glow-fold overlays, which make them much easier understand. The glow-fold technique will be a valuable aid to [...]
To continue the origami how-to video fun, here’s a new one from my partner Ioana Stoian showing how to fold a cute origami cat designed by Roberto Gretter and Ioana during the Polish origami convention earlier this year. What a fun little cat! And it’s based on 60 degree angles, which for geometers like me [...]
Just beautiful. Love the pleats depicting the koi’s scale! via Colossal http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/06/currency-koi/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+colossal+%28Colossal%29
Paper artist Joel Cooper folds these astounding masks and tessellations from single pieces of paper. Given the right conditions I might be expected to fold a piece of paper in half, and on a good day even into fourths, but I simply can’t fathom the patience and understanding required to transform paper into three-dimensional objects [...]
The Seven Mercenaries, by French artist Philippe Pétremant, is a series of portraits cobbled together from international banknotes. The 36-year-old Pétremant uses complicated origami folds and humble paper clips to keep the tiny sculptures in place, then photographs them for posterity. The large-format prints are on view this month at the Festival Circulation(s) in Paris. On [...]
Some Thoughts on the Reception Today of Yoshizawa Origami can be done as a doodle—you pick up a scrap of paper, say the receipt from your recent shopping expedition, and play with it absent-mindedly at the outdoor cafe, bending it this...Show More Summary
I saw this fantastic little 4:30 minute documentary on Bobby Jaber, a retired chemistry teacher who has spent the last 20 years working with porcelain to represent geometric shapes and solids. It’s beautiful artwork and well worth seeing. It reminds me a lot of Shuzo Fujimoto, a Japanese chemistry teacher who decided to fold paper [...]
Here’s another instructional video, covering the simplest of the Vincent Floderer-style crumpling techniques. If you’re unaware of this style of folding, it was brought to the awareness of the global origami community via Paul Jackson, a British origamist and designer. Vincent Floderer learned this technique and really developed it to new heights, and has been [...]
Here’s a short video I knocked together on how to fold a hyperbolic paraboloid, which is a folding exercise from the Bauhaus school (notably from Josef Albers). I learned about this model ages ago, but the great research work of Erik and Marty Demaine clued me in to the real history behind this piece, as [...]