Dec 23, 2012

The Magic Rose Cube

The Magic Rose Cube is a very clever and beautiful model, created by Valerie Vann. The cube blooms by lifting the paper on the faces, transforming the cube into a rose blossom.
The Magic Rose Cube
The diagrams can be found in the book Geometric Origami Kit: The Art of Modular Paper Sculpture, by M. LaFosee and R. Alexander.
The model is designed to be folded with paper that is the same color on both sides, like copy paper (see the picture above), but it also looks nice if folded with patterned scrapbook paper (see the picture below).  
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My best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season, filled with warm moments and cherished memories.
The Magic Rose Cube

Dec 16, 2012

Modular Cube

This Modular Cube is a Paolo Bascetta's creation. It's a very easy and fun to fold modular.
Modular Cube
The cube consists of eight corner units and twelve joint units, that I folded with 3" (75 mm) squares of origami paper. I used white origami paper for the corner units, and double-sided origami paper for the joint units.

The instructions can be found in the book, Origami, by Paolo Basceta, ISBN 9788873870258 (in italian).

Dec 9, 2012

Two Beautiful Shells

The one on the left is a Modular Spiral Shell,  a model created by Tomoko Fuse.
Two Beautiful Shells
The diagrams for the Modular Spiral Shell can be found in Tomoko Fuse's book, Spirals, ISBN 9783941327061.  I folded it with four  6" (150 mm) squares of scrapbook paper.

Dec 2, 2012

Holidays Origami: Christmas Tree Ornaments

Origami modulars make great Christmas Tree Ornaments.
Depending on your patience, you can fold the ones that consist of a few modules...
Holidays Origami: Christmas Tree Ornaments
or the ones with many more units...
Holidays Origami: Christmas Tree Ornaments
The modulars in both pictures were constructed with the same module, created by Paolo Bascetta. The instructions can be found in his book, Origami, ISBN 9788873870258 (in italian).
The ones in the first picture consist of 5 modules (the one on the left) and 4 modules (the one on the right); the modular star in the second picture consists of 30 modules.
I folded them with 3" (75 mm) double-sided origami paper.