Links: Shuzo Fujimoto’s tessellations, Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Rosettes, diagrams and Valentine specials

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.

Tesselations Hortensia Origami

Shuzo Fujimoto’s book on tessellations – Tesselations Hortensia Origami – was released in 2010 and can now be bought from 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 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

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.

Works of Joshua Goutam Vol. 1

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.

Links: Eric Joisel’s new book and Diagrams, amazing folds of masks and folding a Carambola Kusudama

For those of you who have been waiting ages for Monsieur Eric Joisel’s book, Japan Origami Society has finally released the cover and details of the contents on their site.

Eric Joisel, the magician of origami

Nicolas Terry’s Origami-Shop will also carry this book, which makes it a lot more accessible for us. You can take a look at the details of the book here – Eric Joisel, the magician of origami. The book has both English and Japanese languages in it, with 80 color pages and 140 pages in all.

You must be aware at this point that the book contains no diagrams, whatsoever. There are only Crease Patterns (CPs) to most of his fabulous work such as the Dwarf and Commedia Dell’arte characters (representing the 7 deadly sins). Also included in the book, is an interview with the Origami Master himself, ideas on folding 3D human models and much more.

Diagrams for some of Eric Joisel’s work:
For those of you who would like diagrams to his work (yes! There are diagrams released now!), please visit Monsieur Eric Joisels official website to access these. Diagrams to a mask, bottle, cat, fish, Aberdeen, hedgehog, penguin, rat, a little demon mask and the rooster are available for viewing and download.

3D Masks and busts:

Foldingtype has recently upload absolutely amazing shots of 3D masks folded by him. One particular design stands out almost immediately and he has captioned it as “Why the Long Face?“. His work is a treat to see and his folding always crisp and perfect.

Carambola flower Kusudama:
You might be aware that Sara Adams has recently posted a very helpful instructional video on folding a Carambola – which represents the inside cross-section of a star fruit. Leyla Torres of Origami Spirit fame has gone one step ahead and turned these pretty looking flowers into a Kusudama Ball of Carambola flowers. I must say her idea of using oil pastels to color the paper makes it look even better. She has posted an instructional video on creating this Carambola Kusudama on her site along with tips on folding the flowers.

Holiday Tradition – Annual Lighting of the Origami Holiday Tree:
Every year, for the past 30 years, the American Museum of Natural History (in New York) marks the start of the Christmas Holiday season with the lighting of its 13 foot Christmas tree decorated from top to bottom with none other than Origami models. The theme for this year is Discovery and featured Dinosaurs, dinosaur bones, a NASA space suit, various animals and much more. Folding started in July to complete the 500 models required for the tree; contributions from various members were also invited. The tree will be on display till January 2nd 2011.

The Fold – An Online Magazine by OrigamiUSA:
The first issue of OrigamiUSA’s online magazine – The Fold – has been published. It comprises of diagrams to Robert Lang’s Finch, Jason Ku’s Convertible, a guide on video recording by Sara Adams and much more. Access to the articles is open to all OrigamiUSA members and some of these are accessible to non-members / general public, too. There is clear mention of the access type for each of the articles. The editorial board welcomes contributions to the magazine and those interested can contact any of the editors for this purpose.