books

Travel Origami

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In her new book, Travel Origami, author Cindy Ng shows you how to take the paper souvenirs you collect on your travels and turn them into beautiful and useful folded origami objects that serve as visible mementoes! Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into artful memories that can last a lifetime.

Whether you are a world traveler or a local vacationer, Travel Origami gives you 24 easy-to-fold origami projects that are fun to make and fabulous to display in your home. Foolproof step-by-step instructions show you how to fold your paper collections into special items you can wear, carry, hang on your wall, or give to a traveling companion as a special keepsake.
24 fun and functional travel keepsakes include:

  • Lampshade
  • Photo frame
  • Jewelry
  • Wreath

This book is the perfect way to stretch your adventures into hours of memory-making fun while reminiscing with family and friends.

3d art, news & events

Giant Origami Birds Soar in Amsterdam Museum

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Swiss artist, Sipho Mabona suspended large origami birds that have wingspans that range in size from 2-4 meters at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum. (via DesignBoom)

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home & garden

Origami Pleats

Fabric, I think is the next best material that can emulate what paper can do with origami. You can still fold with thick or thin fabric and yield very dramatic results.

This polyester hand-pleated textile is really lovely – because of the soft material and simple folds, romantic- for its pastel colors and practical – it folds up into a roll. For more photos, click on over to the LACMA gallery.

news & events

Two $50 Costco Giftcards (Giveaway now closed)

Starting July 19th, Girligami will be on sale for you and your best gal pals at Costco stores nationwide! Today, we’ve partnered with Tuttle Publishing to give away two $50.00 Costco giftcards to two lucky readers!!!! Scroll down to learn more!

How to Enter

To enter, simply leave a comment here telling me what’s the best/favorite purchase(s) you made at Costco and/or your favorite memory of Costco. Entries must be posted by Saturday, July 26th at 11:59 pm EST, and two winners will be chosen at random. Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Friends and family of the author and Tuttle Publishing staff are not eligible. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. The winners will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

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architecture

Origami Roof

Love it when homes evoke the feeling of origami. Designed in 2013 by TSC Architects, this modern single family residence is situated inside the Mie Prefecture, Japan. Read more about the process via ArchDaily.