It’s been a long time since I posted any update on my origami blog. I have been busy with things at home and have been unable to devote time to folding. There are a couple of half – finished models lying about at home, too, which I am hoping I will get around to finishing shortly.
I have also ordered a few large sized tissue foil paper and a special washi paper from Nicolas Terry’s shop. I am yet to decide what to fold out of these. These are few books and diagrams I thought of sharing with you all this week.
Shuzo Fujimoto’s book on tessellations – Tesselations Hortensia Origami – was released in 2010 and can now be bought from Origami-shop.com. This book contains diagrams to 29 models , is a soft cover book having 96 color pages and is in the Japanese language. However, the diagrams are quite clear and one should be able to follow to the steps irrespective of the language gap.
Diagrams to the Clover, Hydrangea and many more are included in this book; you can check out a preview on the origami-shop.com website. Designs with color changes also exist in this book. I have only just ordered this book myself, so I am yet to find out more about the designs in it.
Origami Flowers Patterns – is a new book by Tomoko Fuse which contains diagrams to 41 models and is also in the Japanese language. You can see a preview of the book on Nicolas Terry’s site, too. The rosettes are really pretty and can be folded from kami or other kinds of paper of your choice. Each of the models are folded from a single piece to paper, too.
If you are a fan of her work and have been folding her much loved modular origami pieces, I’m sure you will like to have this book for your library, too. The rosettes look really pretty when folded, especially when you choose delicate and the right kind of paper to fold.
Joshua Gautam, who you would know from his cute designs on his Flickr album, has finally released his book – Works of Joshua Goutam Vol. 1 – which is also being sold through Nicolas Terry’s shop.A good thing about this book is that its a ebook, which allows you to download soon after your payment is made. The book has diagrams to 11 models in it and is in the PDF format. Instructions and steps are in the English language, too.
Valentine’s Special – Kissing cranes heart picture frame – is a good design for upcoming valentine’s day tradition. This is a lower intermediate model and the link to the diagram is in the post I’ve linked to here.
The Fold – Second edition of the Online Origami Magazine by OrigamiUSA has been released. This edition contains diagrams to Fernando Gilgado’s Owl, Artur Biernacki’s Koala, commentary on folding and installing a Triceratops Skeleton by Jason Ku, going about requesting permission to record an instructional video by none other than Sara Adams, a book review on Quentin Trollip’s Origami sequence by me and much more.
Creased magazine for Paper folders – is a new bi-monthly publication that features never before published original Origami diagrams from creators all over the world. Creased is available in both print and digital versions – as per the website. It would cover models from simple, intermediate to complex and the first issue would be launched on the 1st of February 2011. Do check out the website for subscription details, rates and other information.