La Roue de la Fortune (Design by Ancella Simoes)

November 7, 2015 Modular & Geometric

This is a new model, the design for which I came up with quite by accident, a few weekends ago. It is quite simple to fold and in order to get the alternating color effect, I used sheets of paper which are single side colored (the other side is white). In all, I used 10 […]

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Mondrian Cube (Design by David Mitchell)

July 26, 2015 Instructional Videos

Leya Torres of posted this rather lovely model a few days ago and I could not resist trying it out this weekend. It is a design by David Mitchell, based on the famous Piet Mondrian painting and with the correct choice of colored paper to fold, one can achieve the same effect. Leyla demonstrates […]

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Icosahedron Sonobe (Design by Tomoko Fuse)

May 23, 2015 Instructional Videos

I’m back to folding this summer, and I started out with a modular design from our favorite – Tomoko Fuse. Her designs are always interesting and with the right color combinations in paper, one can fold pretty kusudama. For this particular design, it takes about 3 hours to fold and assemble at moderate pace. The […]

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Fiery Dragon (Design by Kade Chan)

September 2, 2014 Dinosaurs & Dragons

Its been a long time since I folded dragons and this time I have attempted Kade Chan’s Fiery Dragon. This is my first attempt and I am quite pleased with it. I plan to fold my second rendition with metallic tissue paper so that it gives a better look when finished. This model depends a […]

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Origami Mandala Hanabi (Design by Nani Suwarni)

June 29, 2014 Links to news, diagrams, books

I came across this design while browsing through the Internet trying to decide what to fold today. These Mandalas are very pretty and look great when folded with patterned paper. Once can also decorate the finished Mandala with an embellishment in the center like a bead or a crystal and use a cord to make […]

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