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Twist and Tess, Tessellations and More –Excellent Origami Book thumbnail

Have you ever been intrigued by the beauty of origami tessellations? Miguel Gañán, a recent guest in Origamigos (the Origami Spirit membership), shared with us his recently published book Twist and Tess, Tesselations and More. In addition, he demonstrated how anyone can easily approach the folding of tessellations. Floor mosaic, detail of the gorgone Medusa, opus [...]

How to Make a Cute Origami Dress -Fifties Fashion thumbnail

If you make this origami dress, I guarantee you will fall in love with it and you’ll probably end up folding a whole line of dresses to fill your closet. Who wouldn’t want a closet full of such delightful origami dresses! Since it folds flat, you can use it to paste on an Artist Trading [...]

Math and Intuition in Origami Design thumbnail

In an interview with Mark Kirshenbaum for Origamigos (see video and transcript below), he expressed his thoughts and experience about the relationship between math and origami design. I’d like to share an excerpt of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. You may be surprised by [...]

How to Make an Origami Hearty Santa thumbnail

Raise your hand if you enjoy making origami Santas! This delightful Origami Hearty Santa, designed by origami artist, Beth Johnson will definitely steal your heart! I don’t want to miss an opportunity to fold a Santa and much less this heart-warming Hearty Santa. As an additional bonus, the same process of folding this Santa can [...]

Beautiful Rangoli with Origami thumbnail

Rangoli is an Indian art form that consists of colorful mandala-like patterns created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, sand, quartz powder, or flower petals. The photo above features a lovely example of a combination of Rangoli and Origami designed by Shachi Jain. What an inspiration to imagine what origami pieces we [...]

Video Tutorial to Make an Origami Egg-Laying Hen thumbnail

A few days ago, I received a lovely packet of colorful origami paper. I first thought of trying it on one of my all-time favorite origami models, an Egg-laying Hen, a creation of Zsuzsanna Kricskovics. Even if you have folded this hen before, it’s always fun to fold and play with. Below you can watch [...]

Origami – A Help to Alzheimer’s Patients thumbnail

On October 27th I interviewed Daniela Izquierdo for the Origami Spirit Membership. I’d like to share some of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. Originally from Mexico, Daniela currently lives in Spain. She works with an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers who use ORIGAMI [...]

Seven Flat Origami Figures to Send via Snail Mail thumbnail

Have you ever sent or receive an envelope with an origami model inside?Even if it is an origami figure that I have folded many times before, when my eyes discover it within a newly-opened envelope sent to me and folded by someone else, I love it! Here are seven simple figures you can send flat [...]