"Swiss landscape architect Anouk Vogel lives and works in the Netherlands. Her Paper Garden titled Folding for Peace, was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup (who knew?) in Nakasaki, Japan, last year. Inspired by an ancient Japanese legend which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness, Vogel folded thousands of paper flowers and plants with the wish for world peace."
"If you've ever wondered how an origami designer thinks, or wanted more information on how to create new origami models yourself, this book is for you. In Creating Origami, J.C. Nolan brings you inside his origami design process in glorious detail, explaining his creative techniques for origami design. Nolan describes his experience of exploration, trial, error, and success, as he worked out the origami design process and documented his experiences during his growth in knowledge and expertise. The first 100 pages of the book are dedicated to his thoughts on the creative experience, strategies, tools and tricks of the trade, detailing instructions for origami bases and techniques used in the models. Included are more than 50 models that Nolan designed or was inspired by. His detailed instructions for the famous two-color Clownfish and Sea Anemone are still an amazing classic model for origami folders. Other models range in difficulty from simple to complex, represented by well-drawn diagrams, with models from famed creators Fred Rohm, Patricia Crawford, and others. After 15 years of being out of print, Creating Origami is a rare, sought-after classic, original copies of which are jealously guarded by lucky collectors who were able to obtain them upon its first release. Now, after a successful and well publicized re-launch campaign on Kickstarter.com, Creating Origami is once again available to a new generation of fans, folders, and designers. A must-have book for the technical folder or budding creator!"
Ming Liang Lu, 57, snips and slices intricate portraits of commuters in his own unique style. Mr. Lu practices several ancient Chinese art forms and says he hails from a noted Shanghai teaching lineage.
Beginning today, The USC Libraries are displaying an origami model of the Mosely Snowflake Sponge, a newly discovered three-dimensional fractal object designed by MIT-trained engineer Dr. Jeannine Mosely.
"I was invited by the Indo-Japanese Association and the Japanese Consulate to participate in a cultural exhibition organised to commemorate 60 years of India-Japan relations. I made this 25-feet long Origami Dragon for the event. There are 3200 scales on this. I am looking so haggard because of almost non-stop folding over 6 days (approx. 78 hours)!"
I got this ticket in a town where the cops (and absurd redlight cameras) are pretty much a money trap and that's it. I decided to pay in an appropriate manner: 137 origami pig $1 bills in a pair of Dunkin' Donut boxes.
"Every year, OrigamiUSA holds its annual convention at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. At the convention, works are displayed by some of the most talented origami artists from around the world. Here I have put together a quick slideshow of some of the pictures that I took during this year's convention! I hope you enjoy it!"
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