Good Tippers Give the Gift of Origami

I never know if the tip I leave at a restaurant goes to my server, the entire group of servers or the restaurant. If I’m able to correctly follow the tricks from the Dollar Origami book, the origami model might entice my server to stealthily keep the tip, which will ensure the tip I leave goes to the right person. Might you give it a try?

The Glow Technique for Origami Bonsai

If you’re after “the glow”, consider Origami Bonsai by Ben Coleman. It might not be the skin glow technique, but the origami glow technique might be just as promising. What exactly is the glow-fold technique? They’re diagrams that include glow-fold overlays, which make them much easier understand. The glow-fold technique will be a valuable aid to paper folders of all levels with stunning results. The lovely origami might just be the gift you’re looking for to gift this season. With the holidays approaching, folding an origami bonsai would be more thoughtful than spending hours at the mall or online. Highly recommend!


The 2nd edition of Robert Lang’s Origami Design Secrets is here! I have been a long time fan of his and his work is vastly different from mine, but despite the differences, I am in complete agreement with the questions and thoughts expressed in his book. Below are few favorites quotes from the book I found helpful when pursuing the world of origami design.

Origami as an art form: “Origami is, first and foremost, an art form, an expression of creativity, and it is the nature of creativity that it cannot be taught directly. It can, however, be developed through example and practice.”

Origami can be approached in a very analytical and logic way: “Origami design can indeed be pursued in a systematic fashion.”

Questions to ask when you are designing origami: “Does it flow naturally? Is the revelation of the finished form predictable or surprising? Does the use of folded edges contribute or detract from the appearance?”

Subsequent chapters teach the reader basic folds as well as more advanced folds that can transform a simple sheet of paper into a lizard, frog, pegasus, and a few furry eight legged insects. This book is perfect for math geeks who aim to apply their math in a very creative way.

Book Review: Origami 5

If your love for origami is truly genuine and want to learn about the history, math, creativity and understand its real world applications – this is the book you’ll want in your library. Origami 5 covers 4 sections in the following manner:

1. Origami History, Art and Design
2. Origami in Education
3. Origami in Science, Engineering, and Technology
4. Mathematics of Origami

Each section has about 10-15 articles about origami theories, mathematics, experimentation, and application. The articles reveal the juiciest origami secrets you won’t find in mainstream magazines or books. If you are a nerd, you will like it. Trust me.