Life works in mysterious ways: mathematical award

Life works in mysterious ways: mathematical award

My PhD mentor always encouraged me to pursue mathematical studies even  after I finish the PhD. He meant differential equations of course. Until he has seen my spiral paper foldings. Once he told me my origami is cooler than differential equations. I hope he’s proud of me, since I’ve got Honorable mention award at American …

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Instagram…

Instagram…

I recently started posting to instagram (@ekaterina.lukasheva). You’re invited 🙂 And I hope to have more short videos  of origami tessellations compared to photographs. Because I finally understood that people do not perceive how cool it is when only given one frontal image of origami. Technology finally approached me 😉 New #origami #tessellation with a …

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Spray painting origami paper

Spray painting origami paper

Along with pre painting origami paper with acrylic paint, I use spray post painting. Usually after the model is done. I like this technique for many reasons: It allows to completely change the color of the origami paper. Sometimes I fold some test fold from some bright colored origami paper and it comes out so …

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Using vinyl cutter for origami: practical guide

Using vinyl cutter for origami: practical guide

You may heard about people using some very complex tools for their origami. While they would tell you their methods in general, there are still a lot of obscurity around the topic. Let’s talk about vinyl cutters, also known as CNC-cutters or even as novel scrapbooking tools. How does vinyl cutter or scrapbooking correspond to …

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Origami tools for curved folding

Origami tools for curved folding

I get a lot of questions of how to perform curved folding. People got discouraged when I tell them about cutting machines. However there’s a way to make it by hand, and that’s exactly how I started curved folding. So you can try to make something curvy without any major investments and rare and special …

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Cutting machines FAQ in The Fold

Cutting machines FAQ in The Fold

Here is my quick FAQ about cutting machines published in The Fold. By cutting machines I mean the ones you can use for origami, of course. A lot of things have actually changed since I wrote that. And now I know some more things that cause confusion, because since then I bought a second cutter. And …

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Origami exhibition: Unfolding the Universe.

Origami exhibition: Unfolding the Universe.

I just wanted to leave a quick note about the origami exhibition in Washington D.C.. You can visit it right now. Japan Information and Culture Center hosts the exhibition called “Unfolding the Universe: Math & Science in Origami”. It is open from September 5th to October 27. The origami exhibition is related to World Origami …

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Harmony origami paper for modular origami

Harmony origami paper for modular origami

If you try finding origami paper online, you will face hundreds of different packs and types of paper. What’s inside? Let’s try to see… First of all there are a lot of subtopics in origami. Different types of origami require different types of paper. What is good for an elephant, might not be good for …

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How to make origami pictures perfect

How to make origami pictures perfect

I was asked how I make my origami pictures. Actually, it’s easy to make origami pictures and I am going to share my high-tech with you 🙂 I would be talking about white background photographs that are ready to use for books and any other publishing purposes. I would not cover creative shots when people …

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