Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Using Math to Make Complicated Origami Sculptures

What is Origami? Origami used to be flapping birds and toys. However origami today has evolved into an art form or even sculpture. The common in origami is folding. Probably the most common form of origami is the crane. Every Japanese child learns to fold this shape. But has everything that can be done with […]

Independent Lens: Between the Folds (2010)

I recently watched the PBS documentary on origami and was amazed at how eye-opening it was. The film, Between the Folds, features interviews with 10 different individuals who have dedicated their lives to the art and science of origami. Here is the preview to the documentary: The things that I loved the most when watching […]

Origami Christmas Tree and Ornaments Instructions

Christmas is just around the corner and we thought we’d write an article with some Christmas origami ideas that you can do as an activity with the kids, or to have some additional decoration around the house. Origami trees Here’s a nice instruction by Joost Langeveld on how to fold an origami tree. We also […]

Origami (2012) movie

For those of you who haven’t seen this yet, there’s a beautiful short film about a boy, his grandfather, and the art of Origami on Vimeo. You can watch it here: This video won Vimeo staff picks award and I can definitely see why! This inspirational animated film was created by five students (Joanne Smithies, […]

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