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Some origami links and inspiration

Been very quiet here as I wrangle some personal and professional monsters. More frequent posting will resume soon. Look for a good writeup on up-and-coming paper artist Jen Stark shortly!

Reposting this short list- it was something I sent to the Origami Mailing List a week ago. Some nice things to admire, and/or be inspired by (or make yourself!)

-Eric

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Not all just origami, but also some paper art and folding architecture things too. The list has been rather quiet lately so here’s some things to look at.

http://revistagalileu.globo.com/EditoraGlobo/componentes/article/edg_article_print/1,3916,516776-2680-1,00.html
A nice article on the mathematics of origami, in Portuguese

http://www.gailbarlow.com/sculptures1.html
Wonderful paper sculptures (lots of sliceforms!) by Gail Barlow (thanks to J. Rutzky for the link)

http://www.foldschool.com
Free foldable cardboard furniture designs for kids

http://www.orangevoid.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=36
Fantastic tessellated membrane, mechanically controlled for architectural purposes (I dream about this sort of stuff, and here it is in real life!)

http://community.livejournal.com/ru_pop_up/32317.html
Some very nice tessellations on a russian paper architecture site- great curved pieces

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/how_to_use_furo.html
great PDF from Japan on Furoshiki, cloth gift wrapping – with lots of styles illustrated

http://www.polyscene.com/
the artwork of Polly Verity, an amazingly gifted paper artist in the UK

http://web.mit.edu/optics/www/origami.htm
Nanostructured origami fabrication and assembly – some great promise here

http://www.origami.no/gallery_menu.htm
gallery of origamic / paper architecture pieces, a wide variety

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83855901@N00/
some new works by Joan Michaels Paque – enormous wall-sized sculptures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67861823@N00/
Many, many photos of waterbomb-based tessellations, by Ben Parker – tantalizingly part of a lengthy tutorial / write-up

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  1. Thank you Yasmine! I was looking for that design just the other day- I knew I had seen it before but I couldn’t remember what it was called or where I had seen it.

    Much appreciated for reconnecting me with this beautiful design work!

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