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I am always looking for the right moment and the right light to take a good picture for my blog posts in Origami Spirit. As I was taking a picture of the Spring Flower this morning, John, my husband, took a photo of the photographer. He captured a lovely moment, didn’t he? Here is the [...]

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How about a set of terrific claws to wear for Halloween? These are very easy to make! I found some black self adhesive notes (3 x 3 inches) and made myself a set. Diagrams? Found in the book Origami Omnibus, by Kunihiko Kasahara. It is full of many other superb models! ~*~

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This decorative origami chain and spiral spring are fantastic examples of easy modular origami. They were created by two people who are known as excellent teachers and prolific origami designers. Laura Kruskal Created the module and the decorative chain. Gay Merrill Gross Joined many of Laura’s  modules in a unique way to create the spiral [...]

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Aside from being a symbol of world peace, health, and  long life, the origami crane has come to signify the art of paper folding itself. This idea is reinforced in a new edition of the book A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness by the prolific origami creator and author, Florence Temko. Book [...]

Cover of the book here’s looking at euclid

Not long ago I read Faiza Elmasry’s article  “Bringing the Beauty of Math to Life“, a review of the book *Here’s Looking at Euclid, written by Alex Bellos. Elmasry’s review mentioned that the book contains a section on origami, a field of study that is one of the hottest areas of research in mathematics today. [...]

Thumbnail image for ‘Crease + Fold’ Reviewed – An Origami Book by Sok Song ‘Crease + Fold’ Reviewed – An Origami Book by Sok Song thumbnail

Crease and Fold, Sok’s Song first origami instructional book, presents a collection of models that will appeal to a broad range of interests. It features simple and elegant animals, functional objects, money folds, and modulars. •View photographs at the end of this post• The book is divided into four sections: Origami 101, covers the standard [...]

Thumbnail image for Creased Magazine – Oh, So Pleasing!

Crease Magazine is a new bi-monthly publication featuring never-before published original Origami diagrams from creators around the world. Having just received the first issue, I dove into it with as much enthusiasm as a child let loose in a candy store. Creative director Sok Song and his editorial team have produced a magazine that is [...]

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A couple of weeks ago I saw a picture of a little origami house designed by Roman Diaz. I immediately fell in love with this archetypal house and its basic simplicity and symbolism. The question: how to fold it without diagrams? As it turns out I was pleasantly surprised to find diagrams for this model [...]

World’s Best Origami, an excellent book by Nick Robinson thumbnail

World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson is a treasure trove of origami models for anyone from beginner to seasoned expert. The book is divided into ten chapters with each including models suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced paper-folders. Traditional and classic models are featured along with elegantly ingenious models created by contemporary origami artists from around [...]