Friday, September 25, 2009

EZ Tessellation - Evan Zodl

This week we have Evan Zodl's EZ Tessellation. Nice wordplay.

You might say these are full diagrams for a simple tessellation. Sorry Evan, I had no need for a tessellation with your initials :) That is one of the cool features of this design. Its customizability. I've changed it to the initials OW for Origami Weekly.

EZ Tessellation - Evan Zodl

You can also fold up the panels in the back similarly.

For a neat effect, try rotating the paper before pulling up the panels, and instead, bringing them down.

It looks pretty cool backlit too, but you need to do the mirror image.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Banana, by Andrew Hudson

Banana, by Andrew Hudson, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

I designed this a couple weeks ago when I got my hands on some yellow paper, and then realized that I didn't have anything to fold with it... Naturally, a banana came to mind, so I tried my hand at designing one and I think it came out pretty well! This model is best when wetfolded from thick-ish paper. I used two sheets of letter paper glued together, and folded while the glue was still wet.

Diagrams here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flower - Anna Kastlunger

Flower - Anna Kastlunger, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

This week we have Anna Kastlunger's Flower. She designed it for the Origami Forum's 30 folds or less challenge. It doesn't have too many folds, but every one counts. And it's got a lot of tension holding it together.

Flower - Anna Kastlunger

Folded from a 15 cm of patterned washi paper. Yep, you can even fold it with that stuff!