19 July 2014

Flower Dodecahedron

Above photo : Flower Dodecahedron


Reference : Origami Inspirations by Meenakshi Mukerji

Paper type : Printer paper

No of units : 12 for the flowers (yellow) and 30 pink units to connect the flowers (Dodecahedron F=12 E=30)

Paper size : 8.5 inch square sheets for flowers and to make pink units

Difficulty : Low intermediate.

There's lot of work involved. It was a 4 day project for me.. The flowers are made from pentagonal sheet (instructions to make pentagon from square sheet is given in the book). I started with 8.5 inch square paper and made pentagons using printer paper that has same color on both the sides because of which the final model actually looks like below. If duo paper is used you get different color in the center. Finally I inserted blue paper to get a different color in the center. Assembly is very simple, assemble in dodecahedron style. The final model is about 8 inches in height.

No glue or paper clip used during assembly.


 Started on June 1st 2014 and completed on 5th June 2014




12 July 2014

Daffodils


Above pic : Daffodils Floral Ball designed by Meenakshi Mukerji


Above pic : Another view of floral ball for the center pyramids view


Above pic : close up view of a flower


Above Photo : Dimpled model with curls and Daffodils Floral Balls

I added a tab in the header menu. It's a direct link to my Flickr photo gallery dedicated to Origami. It's nice and colorful to see all the photos together.



No of units : 30 square sheets

Paper used : color printer paper

Paper size : 4 inch square sheets

Difficulty : Easy to make units. Assembly in Dodecahedon fashion. Lot of delicacy required while assembling. Quite sturdy in the end.

Time : 3-4 hrs



02 July 2014

Dimpled Model with Curls


Above Photo : Dimpled Model with Curls designed by Meenakshi Mukerji 



Above Photo : The dimpled curly model reflection in my glassy black dining table

An interesting observation in the above photo is it causes optical illusion. The central dimple in the front appears to be a pyramid.  It looks like there is a pentagonal pyramid inside a pentagonal bowl where in reality it is actually an elevated pentagonal bowl. This is a good example of optical illusion!



Above Photo : Close up view of the dimple



Above photo : The model and it's reflection 




No of units : 30 square sheets

Paper used : color printer paper

Paper size : 4 inch square sheets

Difficulty : Easy to make units. Assembly in Dodecahedon fashion. Assembly is very simple but doesn't tightly lock the units and hence requires lot of delicacy during assembly. Quite sturdy in the end. First half dodecahedron assembly has to be done very carefully as the model is highly unstable. The other half was pretty fine as it starts getting to converge to a ball. This is one of my favorite floral balls.

Time : 3 to 4 hours easily

No glue or paper clips used during assembly.

21 June 2014


21 June 2014

Hexagon Box - Tomoko Fuse


Above Photo : Hexagon boxes with lids - Right: six-petal pinwheel, left : flower and star



Above photo : Hexagon box bases and front view of the two lids



Above photo : Back view of hexagon box base and two lids


Reference: Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse

Paper : Origami paper

Paper size: 6 inch square papers

No of units : 6 for each lid/base



14 June 2014

Triangle boxes - Tomoko Fuse


Above Photo : Triangle box

Above Photo : Left to right, triangle box large, medium and small size



Above Photo : Triangle boxes stacked



Reference: Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse

Paper : Color Printer Paper

Paper size: 4 inch square papers

No of units : 3 for each lid/base



08 June 2014

Octagon box - Tomoko Fuse



Above photo: Right - lid of an octagon box: little flower, Left - lid of an octagon box: double stars


Above photo: Base of an octagon box


Above photo: Back view of the bases and lids


Reference: Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse

Paper : Origami paper

Paper size: 6 inch square papers

No of units : 4 for each lid/base


06 June 2014

Lid of a square box : Fancy pinwheel - Tomoko Fuse









Above Photos: Fancy pinwheel Lid of a square box




Reference: Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse

Paper : Origami paper

Paper size: 6 inch square papers

No of units : 4 for each lid/base



01 June 2014

Square Boxes - Tomoko Fuse



Above photo : Front view of different designs of square boxes base and lids


Above Photo : Back view of different designs of square boxes base and lids


Reference: Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse

Paper : Color Printer paper

Paper size: 4 inch square papers

No of units : 4 for each lid/base



22 May 2014

Six Intersecting Squares




Six intersecting Squares by Dr. Robert J. Lang.

Reference : http://www.origaminut.com/photos/six_intersecting_squares.pdf

Paper type : Color printer paper

Paper size : should be of 5:11 ratio. I took 5 cm x 11 cm for the above model

No. of units : 6 x 4 = 24 units (6 squares 4 sides each )

Difficulty : Intermediate.

Time taken : 2 -3 hours (19 May - 20 May 2014)