Aug 25, 2013

Origami Animals: Action Lizard

This lizard is a lot of fun. It's constructed with modules that are connected with a "hingelike" mechanism. You can wiggle the lizard holding its tail or its head, and it will dance for you!.
Origami Animals: Lizard
The lizard was designed by Tomoko Fuse. The diagrams can be found in the book The New Origami, by Steve and Megumi Biddle.
I folded it with twelve 3" (75 mm) squares of floral colored origami paper.

Aug 15, 2013

Origami Decorations: Woven Dish

This is a very simple woven dish, but yet very elegant. It's made with 12 strips of 15 ½"x ¾" (394 mm x 19 mm) elephant hide paper.
Origami Decorations: Woven Dish
And it goes nicely with the pineapple of my previous post...
Origami Decorations: Woven Dish
The woven dish was designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki. The diagrams can be found in his book, Doctor's Origami Dream Book, ISBN 9784255003788.

Aug 5, 2013

Origami Fruits: Pineapple

After folding a few origami pineapples from different creators, I found out this one, that became my favorite one.
It's a modular construction, that starts by folding 6 rings, that are then glued together (sorry!, not for purists).  The leaves are then inserted on the top.
The whole process it's a little time consuming, as it consists of several modules, but the modules are very easy to fold and assemble, and the final model looks really nice.
Origami Fruits: Pineapple
The origami pineapple was created by Kumasaka Hiroshi. The diagrams can be found in the book, Doctor's Origami Dream Book, ISBN 9784255003788, by Toshikazu Kawasaki.
I folded the pineapple with a total of 63 squares of paper: 48 of different shades of orange, 8 yellow, and 9 green.  I used Note Cube paper, which is copy paper that already has been cut into 3 ½" (90 mm) squares, which is very convenient for origami modulars.