Lotusland in Origami: Flora, Fauna and Ganna

Lotusland in Origami: Flora, Fauna and Ganna

This origami exhibition is happening now (and is open till 18th of May) in Lotusland, Montecito CA. Lotusland Lotusland is an amazing botanic garden, established by Ganna Walska in Montecito CA. The garden has gorgeous Cactus, Succulent and Lotus collections. When I say gorgeous, I mean that. It’s the most impressive collection of cactuses I’ve ever …

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Curved Folding Origami Design

Curved Folding Origami Design

I am very happy to present you the new book about… yay! curved folding by Jun Mitani that was recently published in English(yay!) by CRC-press. The Curved-Folding Origami design. You can buy it on CRC-press website or at amazon. This book was first published in Japanese. Finally we can enjoy the English version! Because the …

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Origami tessellations for everyone

Origami tessellations for everyone

I am really happy to recommend you the new origami tessellationbook by Ilan Garibi. – this was the short version, so if you are already convinced to buy it, read no further 🙂 There are several origami tessellation books out there. However some of the books, are not for everyone. Ilan’s book is intended for …

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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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