All models — by date

This is a list of all models on the page, sorted by date. See also the same list, sorted by name.

Toilet Paper Bow

Toilet Paper Bow

Yet another way to beautify your toilet paper roll.

Toilet Paper Snail 1.1

Toilet Paper Snail 1.1

A snail folded from a complete roll of toilet paper. This is version 1.1 — version 1.0 lacked the back part of the body extending beyond the shell. Adding it...

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s star with twelve rays, folded from a hexagon. See Maple Leaf (CFW 149) for a counterpart folded from a square and a list of variants made fr...

Hedgehog Star III (with proper color change)

Hedgehog Star III (with proper color change)

Since today is Polish Independence Day, I’m publishing a picture of my Hedgehog Star III folded in Polish national colors. This work uses a proper color chan...

Seal of a Secret Society Tessellation

Seal of a Secret Society Tessellation

I was inspired to design the molecule of this tessellation after spending a lot of time analyzing various designs of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars. Since pleats in ...

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is based on a square twist and has eight rays. Its hexagonal twist counterpart (with twelve rays) is Chrysanthemum (CF...

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

A characteristic feature of this star are “slits” (of course, folded rather than cut) which separate rays from one another and make the center of the star ve...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto has a decoration made from six radially aligned petal folds in the center. After minor modification, it can be tessellated (I’m n...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

This star by Fujimoto is basically the same thing as CFW 87 but folded from a 6×6×6 grid, which results in more paper around the central molecule and a diffe...

Stars and Squares (CFW 53) big

Stars and Squares (CFW 53) big

After I designed this tessellation, I learned that Shuzo Fujimoto had designed the same thing about 40 years earlier. This was the first time such independen...

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

This star based on a hex twist and designed by Shuzo Fujimoto has double the normal number of rays. It can be fitted with an additional “ribbon” (made from a...

Translucent Design (CFW 58)

Translucent Design (CFW 58)

This is one of Fujimoto’s translucent designs, a name he used for many of his tessellations. Folded from rare blue Elephant Hide paper, this work is not very...

Woven Triangles Tessellation VIII

Woven Triangles Tessellation VIII

In this model, the four triangles located around the center of the molecule are located below other layers of paper, only partially peeking outside. Triangle...

When Rebecca Met Shuzo 2 (Opus 702)

When Rebecca Met Shuzo 2 (Opus 702)

The name of this design by Robert Lang is a little origami joke. It references two creators, Shuzo Fujimoto and Rebecca Gieseking, and it does indeed combine...

Seal of a Secret Society

Seal of a Secret Society

I came up with this design due to folding lots of stars by Shuzo Fujimoto recently. Since this is not the first time new ideas pop up based on his works (thi...

Stars and Triangles (CFW 56)

Stars and Triangles (CFW 56)

This is one of Shuzo Fujimoto’s translucent designs. For my personal use, I call it Stars and Triangles as an analogy to Stars and Squares which is the same ...

Hedgehog Star III

Hedgehog Star III

A follow-up design to Hedgehog Star II from February. There is a color-change, but in this fold I used two kinds of metallic paper, each same color on both s...

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

This model has been long in the making and is based on ideas of my Brain in a Vat from 2016 which in turn uses a technique I learned from Joanna Sobczyk the ...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

A star by Shuzo Fujimoto. The front looks as if woven from mutually intersecting triangles while the back is rather plain. A very similar model, CFW 120 loo...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

This star by Fujimoto is broadly speaking a level-2 Lucky Star Fractal folded from a slightly smaller hexagon so that there is less paper available on the ba...

Box with Woven Triangles XV

Box with Woven Triangles XV

This model from Woven Triangles series features a frame that surrounds the four interwoven triangles in the center of the molecule.

Crane with Color Change (Left-Right)

Crane with Color Change (Left-Right)

This variant of the Traditional Crane adds a color change along the axis of symmetry. It’s a very simple change, based on blintzing, and I’m pretty certain I...

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

A very simple star designed by Shuzo Fujimoto. Folded from an equilateral triangle, but the star itself has hexagonal symmetry. This models seems to have al...

Snail

Snail

Last Friday (2022-08-19) I was folding with a bunch of friends and someone asked if I could fold a snail. I didn’t know any such model by heart, so I improvi...

Iso-Area Square Twists (CFW 66)

Iso-Area Square Twists (CFW 66)

This design by Shuzo Fujimoto is an early example of an iso-area tessellation, i.e. one which looks the same on both sides, apart from possibly rotations and...

Checkered Sonobe

Checkered Sonobe

A Sonobe variant derived from my Paper Airplane Sonobe.

Flasher

Flasher

At one point I thought I’d design an origami flasher. Unsurprisingly, since I went for the simplest possible idea, I ended up with a design which had been in...

Hypar Flasher

Hypar Flasher

This origami flasher snaps into a hyperbolic paraboloid when unfurled. The center is based on a set of twists similar to those used in the Pythagorean Tiling...

Screw Propeller

Screw Propeller

This Rosette variant resembles a screw propeller like those found on ships.

Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

This tessellation is closely related to the 1:1 Pythagorean Tiling, but the twists are slightly different. Still, the design remains iso-area. The squares an...

3.6.3.6 Tessellation (CFW 61)

3.6.3.6 Tessellation (CFW 61)

One of the classic tessellations from a hex grid, first published by Shuzo Fujimoto. It uses molecules of two types, hex and triangle twists, and understandi...

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

One of the simplest among Fujimoto’s stars. This design is folded from a square, but only a hexagonal part of it is used. CFW 84 is the version folded direct...

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid) clean fold

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid) clean fold

The Hypar is usually folded starting from a complete grid, but precreasing it cleanly is rather straightforward. This design is very elegant, so I’m includin...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

This star would have been simple to fold were it not for the final folds that create the small hexagon in the center. These folds on each side should be perf...

Z-Box (variant B)

Z-Box (variant B)

In this variant of my Z-Box, the serifs on the letter Z are truncated and the letter has a more rounded look. At the time I designed the original and the B ...

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation (variant C)

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation (variant C)

This is variant C of Braided Pinwheel Tessellation. The molecule looks like a combination of variant A and variant B molecule. There are quite a few layers o...

Framed Heart (Elephant Hide)

Framed Heart (Elephant Hide)

My Framed Heart, folded from the rare red Elephant Hide paper in late 2019. The heart can be tessellated, but I haven’t folded it this way in practice yet.

Star Tessellation (CFW 59)

Star Tessellation (CFW 59)

This is one of Fujimoto’s famous translucent designs — tessellations designed to be viewed in back-light. Fujimoto folded them using thinner paper than the K...

Crown from Strip

Crown from Strip

This model is very simple, and you can probably easily reverse-engineer it even without much origami experience. Once the strip is folded into the zig-zag sh...

Box with Woven Triangles XIV

Box with Woven Triangles XIV

This variant of Woven Triangles is very similar to number XIII except for the pleat visible on the box’s side having a different layer ordering.

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

This star is as simple as it gets — literally just a single rearranged hex twist made on a hexagon of the right size relative to the twist’s central hexagon....

Parallelograms (rotated, dense)

Parallelograms (rotated, dense)

This is an alternate way of laying out molecules of Parallelograms tessellation. Because of how the pleats exiting the molecule are arranged, it is possible ...

Woven Triangles Tessellation VII

Woven Triangles Tessellation VII

Folded from Nicolas Terry Tissue Foil for its good memory and thinness. The glittery texture looks very nice in real life, but makes the model difficult to p...

Scissors (CFW 87)

Scissors (CFW 87)

This star is folded from a hexagon but has triaxial symmetry which reminds me of the biohazard symbol. Compare with CFW 103. In a rare coincidence, this sta...

Hedgehog Star II (proper color change)

Hedgehog Star II (proper color change)

Another fold of Hedgehog Star II, once again in Ukrainian national colors since symbolizing Ukraine’s resistance in the face of Russia’s aggression was the r...

Parallelograms (rotated, sparse)

Parallelograms (rotated, sparse)

The way pleats exit the Parallelograms molecule allows the molecules to be connected in more than one way. In the standard Parallelograms layout, individual ...

Apple (CFW 202)

Apple (CFW 202)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Apple is one of his best-known designs. Though one of his relatively few figurative models, structurally it is deeply geometric, being based...

Parallelograms (clean fold)

Parallelograms (clean fold)

When I originally folded Parallelograms in 2020, I designed a clean pre-crease pattern, pre-creased the sheet, and then… was unable to collapse it cleanly. I...

Star Phobos (variant B)

Star Phobos (variant B)

A variant of Star Phobos that has additional decoration in the center of the star on the front side.

Star Glycon

Star Glycon

A modular star I designed in early 2020. There are several ways in which the units can be connected, of which the one shown here is most stable. Since the la...

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

A regular octahedron from one sheet, by Shuzo Fujimoto. This design is very paper-efficient, and surprisingly sturdy given how little paper is wasted on the ...

Warp Speed

Warp Speed

This Rosette variant is “flattened” and has lower rotational symmetry than most others.

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

A star from square twist that uses a similar technique as the Dahlia for shaping the petals. It can be seen as a single molecule of Propellers Tessellation w...

Dahlia (CFW 144)

Dahlia (CFW 144)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s many stars. Folded from a hexagon, but the number of rays is twelve. There is a design from a square (CFW 150) that uses a similar te...

Box with Woven Triangles XII

Box with Woven Triangles XII

This version of Woven Triangles molecule looks very similar to Woven Triangles I at first glance but has a different arrangement of pleats. These seem to ci...

Daffodil (CFW 100)

Daffodil (CFW 100)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge. This model appears und...

Daffodil Variant (CFW 101)

Daffodil Variant (CFW 101)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge. Folded from uncoated Kr...

Coat of Arms of Mariupol

Coat of Arms of Mariupol

This is the coat of arms of the city of Mariupol where fierce fighting in the Azovstal iron works is currently taking place. It is not surprising for a port ...

Hexagons and Rhombi

Hexagons and Rhombi

This tessellation differs from most other designs by having lower rotational symmetry: only 180° rather than the 60° typical for tessellations based on a hex...

Hexagonal Box

Hexagonal Box

This hexagonal box by Shuzo Fujimoto uses his typical technique for locking the bottom with folds that resemble an iris diaphragm. He also devised similar de...

Easter Egg

Easter Egg

Decorating Easter Eggs is a popular Easter tradition in Poland, Ukraine, and other Slavic countries. This one is folded from a single sheet of paper rather t...

Sol

Sol

A Rosette variant which resembles the Spring Sun. Back side is quite interesting as well.

Column of Flagellation

Column of Flagellation

Originally, this work was supposed to be a joke, and to get a punny title such as Vertebral Column or Ribbed Column. However, while I was working on it, my v...

In Ukrainian Steppe

In Ukrainian Steppe

The steppes of Ukraine with their endless open spaces, occasionally lined by kurgans, have long been considered a place full of mystery, mood, adventure, and...

Ninja Star

Ninja Star

This is a very simple and elegant traditional model: a ninja star you can actually throw quite well. With just two units it’s also one of the simplest modula...

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

This Shiba Inu dog by Makoto Yamaguchi is an example of a figurative model folded from two sheets, with one sheet being used for the head and tail and the ot...

Tumbling Square Rosette

Tumbling Square Rosette

Another flat variant of Rosette. This one’s outline is much less round than that of others, hence the name. Especially when framed in an asymmetric manner, t...

Twisted Paper

Twisted Paper

This is a very simple design, not the kind of twists used in tessellations. Still, I think there is certain elegance to it. I find it hard to classify this m...

Close-Quarters Folding (Lizard Hide Paper)

Close-Quarters Folding (Lizard Hide Paper)

Another fold of my Close-Quarters Folding tessellation, this time from 20×20 grid which gives the central part with small squares and the margin of larger sq...

Maltese Rosette

Maltese Rosette

This variant of Rosette is called Maltese Rosette because the outline of its “petals” resembles a Maltese cross. In contrast to the plain Rosette, which is 3...

Fujimoto Cube

Fujimoto Cube

This cube, folded from a single square, is one of Shuzo Fujimoto’s most famous designs. Not only is the model very firm, but the folding sequence is a master...

Star Phobos (variant A)

Star Phobos (variant A)

This is a very simple modular star, this time with square rather than hexagonal symmetry. It looks a bit like a compass rose with only the four cardinal dire...

Cornflower

Cornflower

A simple corrugated cornflower from a hexagon of Tant paper, 12×12×12 grid. I designed this model while on a bicycle tour in 2019 but first made a clean fold...

The Golden Gate of Kyiv

The Golden Gate of Kyiv

The Golden Gate of Kyiv (Золоті ворота) was the main gate of the city in the early middle ages. Today the city is under attack again. Origami tessellation f...

Whirlwind Tessellation

Whirlwind Tessellation

I haven’t made a nice fold of this tessellation yet, so the picture is one of a box decorated with a single molecule.

Stacked Whirlwind Molecule

Stacked Whirlwind Molecule

This is a single molecule which can be tessellated. It is made from a molecule of Whirlwind Tessellation placed inside a larger one. More than the two levels...

Tryzub (Coat of Arms of Ukraine)

Tryzub (Coat of Arms of Ukraine)

The Coat of Arms of Ukraine, called the Tryzub (Тризуб), Trident. This rendition in origami is simplified due to limitations of the medium and time. The powe...

Flag of Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine

The Flag of Ukraine — a single fold on a square of yellow-blue duo color Kami paper. This way of folding national flags consisting of two parallel stripes is...

Hedgehog Star II

Hedgehog Star II

I designed and folded this spiked origami star bearing Ukrainian national colors last Monday night, after Putin’s speech. The design has a color-change, but...

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road

In line with the distinction made in my post on naming origami models, this design is called Brick Road while the particular work seen here is called Yellow ...

6<sub>2</sub> Knot (CBU)

62 Knot (CBU)

The 62 Knot is one of three prime knots with crossing number six. Though not as well known as the Trefoil Knot, it is also quite interesting. This origami ve...

Twisted Heart Tessellation

Twisted Heart Tessellation

A design from 2017, this tessellation features hearts created from slightly modified square twists.

Box with Woven Triangles XI

Box with Woven Triangles XI

In this Woven Triangles variant, pleats are not locked as strongly as in others, which will probably make folding a real multi-molecule tessellation neatly h...

Rhombi Rows Tessellation

Rhombi Rows Tessellation

This tessellation, folded back in 2019, consists of series of rhombi. I do not use patterned paper much, but this time I decided to give it a try and folded ...

Close-Quarters Folding

Close-Quarters Folding

This design emerges as one of intermediate stages during the folding of Rosette. I find its extreme minimalism very compelling. This particular work is from...

Rosette

Rosette

This origami Rosette is a tessellation molecule (14×14 grid for the molecule, 16×16 for the whole work shown here), but I haven’t folded a model of more than...

Z-Box

Z-Box

This box is decorated with a tessellation molecule representing the letter Z. Though it may not be obvious from its looks, this design is closely related to ...

MMXXII

MMXXII

Happy 2022! This is my first fold of the year, and as usual I wanted it to be something related to the new year. Since 2022 has a rare symmetry when rendered...

Terada Module

Terada Module

This simple module is folded from a bronze rectangle (1:√3).

Fortune Teller Christmas Tree

Fortune Teller Christmas Tree

You can assemble a simple Christmas tree from multiple Fortune Tellers (which you probably already know how to fold). Each Fortune Teller is smaller than the...

Dodecagonal Kaleidocycle

Dodecagonal Kaleidocycle

This origami kaleidocycle is an example of a flexible polyhedron, and an action origami model. You can see the cycling action in this video by Ed Holmes, in ...

Box with Woven Triangles X

Box with Woven Triangles X

In this member of the Woven Triangles family, the triangles have different proportions than the √5:√5:√10 sides found in most other variants.

Box with Shy Flower

Box with Shy Flower

This box features a tessellation molecule which I called Shy Flower. I derived it from my earlier Braided Pinwheel Tessellation. The flower is 3D and its mos...

Trefoil Knot (CBU)

Trefoil Knot (CBU)

In contrast to my earlier trefoil knot from CLU unit, which used a more elongated strip of paper and was shaped more like a clover, this trefoil knot is fold...

Arrow Corrugation

Arrow Corrugation

In March 2020, shortly after the CfC2 conference, as the pandemic was just taking off, the origami Community for Creators started organizing online origami m...

Whirlwind Box (folded from full grid)

Whirlwind Box (folded from full grid)

This Whirlwind Box is folded from a full 16×16 grid on copy paper. You can have a look at a fold from Tant paper and without the grid for a comparison of the...

Crowding Butterflies (diagonal 48 grid)

Crowding Butterflies (diagonal 48 grid)

In the description of my recent Hydrangea Tessellation fold, I mentioned that I had recently experimented with different variants of the “leaves” which form ...

Box with Woven Triangles IX

Box with Woven Triangles IX

This is the first box in the Woven Triangles family to be based on a structure modified by twisting the square on the back side of the molecule. This also ma...

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid)

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid)

This model, representing a hyperbolic paraboloid, is thought to originate from the paperfolding experiments at Bauhaus in the late 1920’s. However, details o...

Hydrangea Tessellation

Hydrangea Tessellation

Believe it or not, over all these years of folding tessellations, I never folded a clean tiling of Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I recently decided to make up for th...

Traditional Jumping Frog

Traditional Jumping Frog

Jumping frog, one of my favorite traditional models, and an example of action origami.

Shifted Bricks (16×16 grid)

Shifted Bricks (16×16 grid)

This fold of Shifted Bricks is folded from a full 16×16 grid, so you can see grid lines on the bricks. Such a smaller version is what we can fold during work...

Shifted Bricks

Shifted Bricks

Despite similar looks, this tessellation is not Momotani’s Wall — it is a different pattern designed by myself. Its relation to Momotani’s Wall is roughly su...

Egg Cup II

Egg Cup II

This cup is a design derived from Lucky Star Box (Simplified) Variant B and the PreCP (Precrease Pattern) is the same. The paper used to form the star in the...

Art Deco Ring

Art Deco Ring

This ring uses a set of simple pleats for its jewel. This technique, somewhat similar to Goran Konjevod’s, made me think of Art Deco style, hence the name. T...

Star Eris 1.1 (variant A)

Star Eris 1.1 (variant A)

Yet another simple design from the time I got into modular origami stars. Unpublished version 1.0 used a less effective lock between the units.

Miura-Ori

Miura-Ori

Miura Ori is probably the best known origami corrugation. While the model is named after Koryo Miura who designed a variant which was later used for folding ...

Miura-Ori (asymmetric)

Miura-Ori (asymmetric)

This is a simple modification of the Miura-Ori, with left and right legs at each vertex being different lengths. I later refolded this model into The Cliff, ...

Lucky Star Box (Simplified) Variant B

Lucky Star Box (Simplified) Variant B

This is variant B of my Lucky Star Box (Simplified). It is derived from the basic variant by pushing inside the box the empty areas around the star, which va...

Brick Wall

Brick Wall

This classic model, often referred to by the name Momotani’s Wall, is an example of an iso-area tessellation: the front and back display the same pattern. In...

Möbius Strip V (CBU)

Möbius Strip V (CBU)

A Möbius strip consisting of a single Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU) twisted and locked with itself by both ends. This is the cleanest representation of a Möbius s...

Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU)

Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU)

This unit can be used for building objects such as flat tapes, rings, Möbius strips, knots, and combinations thereof. The linking mechanism between units is ...

Conveyor Belt (CBU)

Conveyor Belt (CBU)

A conveyor belt, made from Conveyor Belt Units (CBU). Instead of connecting the ends together, one could also leave the model in the form of a flat tape, or ...

Chain (CBU)

Chain (CBU)

When I was little, it was common for kids to make paper chains as Christmas tree decoration (łańcuch na choinkę). These chains were made by cutting colored p...

Star Deimos (variant D)

Star Deimos (variant D)

In this variant of Star Deimos, units are modified so that there is no pocket in the top visible layer. This requires a change to the locking mechanism and r...

Hydrangea (Tant)

Hydrangea (Tant)

Another fold of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I’ve kept two outermost leaf layers free of unnecessary creases. For deeper layers, it becomes much harder.

Trefoil Knot

Trefoil Knot

A trefoil knot from a single Cross Lap Unit.

Tic-Tac-Toe Board Foldable into a Bowl

Tic-Tac-Toe Board Foldable into a Bowl

This model, which includes tessellation elements, has a 3×3 field of squares which reminds me of a tic-tac-toe game board. The pattern is based on Square Pix...

Double Spearhead Tessellation (24×24)

Double Spearhead Tessellation (24×24)

This fold of Double Spearhead Tessellation with 6×6 molecules (24×24 grid) looks most interesting in back-light due to the fibers of mulberry paper becoming ...

Double Spearhead Tessellation Variants

Double Spearhead Tessellation Variants

This is a model folded back in 2018 which I somehow forgot to post earlier. Each molecule of my Double Spearhead Tessellation can be modified by sinking any ...

Cube (BBU E7)

Cube (BBU E7)

Another cube from BBU-s: 6 × E7, 6 × D4 6 × A1.

Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

This modular origami unit behaves like the Sonobe unit and can be used to build similar shapes, but its structure is asymmetric, hence the name. Solids built...

Box with Woven Triangles VIII

Box with Woven Triangles VIII

As in Box with Woven Triangles VII, in Box with Woven Triangles VIII the triangles are located below other layers of paper and only partially peeking outside.

Python Logo II

Python Logo II

Another approach to designing an origami Python logo. This model is folded from two separate sheets, which allows the snakes to be different colors and have ...

30-60-90-Degree Star

30-60-90-Degree Star

The units from which this star is made, are folded from triangles whose angles are 30°, 60° and 90°. Such triangles are created when you cut a hexagon from a...

Parallelograms (prototype)

Parallelograms (prototype)

This is the prototype fold of Parallelograms Tessellation. It’s quite representative of my design technique: a quick doodle on a small grid and a rough sketc...

Star Deimos (variant C)

Star Deimos (variant C)

A variant of Star Deimos in which the rays are asymmetrically narrowed on one side, giving the star’s outline the appearance of a saw blade.

Tea Tag Butterfly

Tea Tag Butterfly

A simple butterfly, folded from a tea tag. Folding the tea tag is a good way of making your cup stand out from others.

Caffeine (Springy Unit)

Caffeine (Springy Unit)

Revisiting my Springy Unit, a design from more than 10 years ago, I realized it would be perfect for folding models of hydrocarbon molecules and aromatic com...

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

This design is my modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. Despite the change being very minor, it allows the model to be shaped in a more three-dimension...

Box with Woven Triangles XIII

Box with Woven Triangles XIII

When folding this box, I thought I was making a clean fold of Box with Woven Triangles XVI, but I missed one detail and ended up with yet another design. You...

Woven Triangles Tessellation VI

Woven Triangles Tessellation VI

Another pattern in the Woven Triangles Family. This particular work uses standard, flat shaping but a different, three-dimensional shaping is also possible. ...

Python Logo I

Python Logo I

When I published my origami Scala Logo a while ago, user slinkousart asked if I could design a Python logo as well. Turns out, I could, and I even designed t...

Monument to the Crane

Monument to the Crane

This is my design for a monument to the traditional origami crane. I envision it executed in grand size, standing on a public square or in front of an origam...

Box with Woven Triangles I

Box with Woven Triangles I

This is a simple box with a molecule of Woven Triangles Tessellation I. My first attempt at folding this model resulted in a slightly modified molecule and e...

Hexagonal Honeycomb II (SBA-15)

Hexagonal Honeycomb II (SBA-15)

I designed this model for the cover illustration of my father’s book on nanoparticles. It represents the structure of SBA-15, a type of mesoporous silica. My...

Hexagonal Honeycomb II Unit

Hexagonal Honeycomb II Unit

This is a family of units which can be used to build structures consisting of connected hexagonal pillars, resembling honeycombs. Pillars can be capped at on...

Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 ratio

Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 ratio

A variant of Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 size ratio between the sides of the two types of squares. This effectively makes the pattern uniform (all squares ar...

Star Deimos (variant B)

Star Deimos (variant B)

Variant B of Star Deimos differs from the base shape only by a single fold which reveals more of the white side of the paper in the center.

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

A view of San Francisco Bay, folded from a single square of Satogami paper. This origami painting is not based on any singular image, but a compilation of mu...

Bow-Tie Sonobe

Bow-Tie Sonobe

This is a Sonobe variant, derived from my Paper Airplane Sonobe by changing just a few folds.

Scala Logo II

Scala Logo II

This is my second approach to designing a Scala logo. With different colors, it could also be interpreted as Ericsson logo.

Maltese Cross Tessellation II

Maltese Cross Tessellation II

Another approach to the subject of Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture (I haven’t folded a multi-molecule tess...

Bible

Bible

After a book with a face on the cover (called Biography), I designed a book with a Maltese Cross on the cover (aptly called Bible). This model’s design is ba...

Composition of Squares II

Composition of Squares II

This model is based on Square Pixel Tessellation, and is closely related to my earlier Composition of Squares I.

Rocket

Rocket

This rocket is a very simple to fold model I designed for an astronomy-themed origami workshop. The rocket can stand on its own thanks to a “foot” which can ...

Moon

Moon

A simple model of the crescent moon, designed for an astronomy-themed origami workshop. Proportions can be varied to some degree, producing different phases ...

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

This model started out something completely different that what it ended up being. Originally, I planned to make a model of Lublin Castle, and started with t...

Carrot

Carrot

Another shaping variant of Ice Cream model, this time resembling a carrot. Using white+green color combination instead of orange+green will get you parsley i...

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Ten level-3 Lucky Star Fractals, folded from metallic paper in different colors. This is just a small subset of how many times I have folded this model over ...

Shamrock Tessellation 1.1

Shamrock Tessellation 1.1

This is an improved version of my Shamrock Tessellation. It uses Flagstone Paneling technique in order to hide pleats, so that each shamrock is separated fro...

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Box with Woven Triangles VII

In this variant, the triangles are located in a deeper layer of paper, as if peeking through an opening in a wall.

Predictable Box II

Predictable Box II

Just as is the case with Predictable Box I, the purpose of Predictable Box II is to have predictable inner dimensions, which in turn makes it possible to use...

Ladybug 1.1

Ladybug 1.1

When Sara Adams prepared a videotutorial for my Ladybug, she came up with a few improvements which not only gave the model convenient reference points for fo...

Heart-Shaped Coil

Heart-Shaped Coil

This is a model I designed and folded back in 2016. It is made from the same kind of units as Single-Module Modular Heart. Any number of units can be used si...

Dollar Bill Hare

Dollar Bill Hare

This is one of my favorite origami animals: simple to fold, quite realistic but also a model with its own character.

Sawtooth Box (variant C)

Sawtooth Box (variant C)

This variant of Sawtooth Box looks most similar of all my variants to the designs of two authors who had an almost identical idea before me (see the main var...

Springy Unit

Springy Unit

This is one of my older unit designs (from 2008), derived from PHiZZ unit. Models made using this module are springy and shaky. Since the spring-shaped parts...

PHiZZ Variant IV

PHiZZ Variant IV

This is my modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. The centers of the pyramids are sunk which causes the ball to become more rounded and to resemble a golf ba...

Pajarita

Pajarita

The Pajarita (little bird in Spanish) is one of European traditional origami models, especially popular in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

Masu Box

Masu Box

Traditional Masu Box, often used as an example of a simple origami box.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

This is, along with Clover Folding, one of the oldest pictures of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Generic Edge Unit

Generic Edge Unit

Several well-known edge units, for example Ow’s 60-degree unit or Simple Edge Unit can be thought of as special cases of a generic edge unit whose connection...

Traditional Crane

Traditional Crane

The traditional crane, often considered a symbol of origami. It is also probably the model most often referenced in metaorigami.

Clover Folding

Clover Folding

Along with the Hydrangea, this is one of the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Clover Folding (blue)

Clover Folding (blue)

Along with the other Clover Folding model, this is the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant IV)

90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant IV)

This was an experiment with yet another PHiZZ variation of mine, conducted a few years ago. I chose too soft paper (or too large sheets) for this model which...

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

This is just a simple Hydrangea, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, but I think it looks really nice in back light. Folded from Grünperga Kristall Prägo, a kind of ...

Sawtooth Box (variant B)

Sawtooth Box (variant B)

Another variant of Sawtooth Box. It differs from variant A by having the triangular flaps locked to the walls of the box. This creates a nice diagonal color-...

Trifora

Trifora

This kind of tripartite window was a popular motif in sacral architecture, found in many architectural styles, including Romanesque and Gothic.

Sawtooth Box (variant A)

Sawtooth Box (variant A)

This is a simple box with a color change. I designed several variants (posts coming up), most with the triangular flaps (“saw teeth”) locked onto the walls. ...

Box with Woven Triangles VI

Box with Woven Triangles VI

After a break, I’m back to presenting variants of molecules from the Woven Triangles tessellation series. Again, it’s a single tessellation molecule used to ...

Two-Unit Cube II

Two-Unit Cube II

Another simple model in which a cube is built from just two units. See also: Two-Unit Cube I.

Bed

Bed

A simple origami bed with color-change for the bedsheet. My design from late 2019.

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Model folded from transparent book wrapping fold which shows the internal structure of the model in an interesting way. Have a look at the detailed review of...

Spiked Icosahedron (Paper Airplane Sonobe)

Spiked Icosahedron (Paper Airplane Sonobe)

Spiked Icosahedron made from my new Sonobe variant, Paper Airplane Sonobe. When you look at an individual unit before assembling the model, you can spot a re...

Paper Airplane Sonobe

Paper Airplane Sonobe

The name of this Sonobe variant comes from the arrows which look like a paper airplane that you can see on the units. In the assembled model, the tips of the...

Scala Logo I

Scala Logo I

Logo of Scala programming language in origami. Folded from a single 2:1 rectangle of Kami.

Crowding Butterflies

Crowding Butterflies

This model is just a tessellation of Crossed Box Pleats: the back side which you see here is the Crowding Butterflies model by Shuzo Fujimoto. You can notice...

Heart Bracelet II

Heart Bracelet II

I designed this simple bracelet with hearts based on a traditional bracelet that has a decoration of squares (check out a comparison of these models).

Clematis Tessellation

Clematis Tessellation

My idea behind this tessellation was designing something easy to learn for beginners but at the same to make it reasonably well looking. The models I have us...

Woven Triangles Tessellation V

Woven Triangles Tessellation V

Woven Triangles Tessellation V, folded from Elephant Hide paper. 32×32 grid for the whole model, 8×8 per molecule.

Pythagorean Tiling with 3:2 Ratio

Pythagorean Tiling with 3:2 Ratio

This model is the same as the first Pythagorean Tiling variant I folded, but the side length ratio of big squares to small squares is 3:2 instead of 2:1. As ...

Traditional Crane from book wrapping foil

Traditional Crane from book wrapping foil

I folded this crane as an experiment from Herlitz book wrapping foil, and to my surprise, it proved to be a rather nice folding material. Since the foil is a...

Shamrock Tessellation (simplified)

Shamrock Tessellation (simplified)

This is a simplified version of my Shamrock Tessellation. I have also designed some boxes that use the same molecule: Slightly Simplified Shamrock Box and Si...

2021

2021

This model took me longer than I expected, but better late than never, so: happy New Year 2021! This model uses a new tessellation molecule of mine which I h...

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator, inspired by Byzantine icons. One sheet of Edokosome paper, just folding. Merry Christmas!

Edelweiss Box (variant A)

Edelweiss Box (variant A)

I derived this design from my Shamrock 1.1 Box. Just like the former, it can be tessellated. It is named after a rare flower which grows in the mountains.

Two-Unit Cube I

Two-Unit Cube I

This is a very simple modular origami design I recently came up with when revisiting my Oxi unit from a few years ago. The unit has folded edges on one side ...

Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog, wet-folded from a household sponge cloth. Have a look at my review of this untypical folding material.

Origami Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

Origami Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

If you wear glasses like me, you are probably quite frustrated by the fog which the mask creates on your glasses, especially in winter. This simple origami d...

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV — this is the only variant in the series so far which uses a 10×10 grid per molecule rather than just 8×8.

Whirlwind Box

Whirlwind Box

This box is decorated with Whirlwind molecule which can also be used for a tessellation. Its design is closely related to my Woven Triangles family, but I ga...

Tent-Like House

Tent-Like House

A simple house from my Building Block Units, designed for a workshop with architecture students.

Life-Size Desk Lamp

Life-Size Desk Lamp

This is a life-size fold of my desk lamp origami model. I cheated a little by putting a metal profile inside the post since the paper I used had too little s...

Woven Triangles Tessellation III (Asymmetric)

Woven Triangles Tessellation III (Asymmetric)

Third work in the Woven Triangles series. Just like number I, number III has a pleat arrangement which allows for two distinct molecule layouts: the asymmetr...

Biography

Biography

This origami book features a portrait on the front cover, so I called it Biography. The structure of the book is basically the same as in my Long Story Short...

Woven Triangles Tessellation II

Woven Triangles Tessellation II

Just like all other models in the series, this origami tessellation is derived from Rectangle and Square Flagstone by applying squash folds in the right plac...

Shamrock 1.1 Box (Refold)

Shamrock 1.1 Box (Refold)

A new fold of my Shamrock 1.1 Box — compared to the previous one, I managed to fold and shape the stem in a cleaner way. The shamrock can be tessellated.

Allegro IPO

Allegro IPO

Yesterday, my employer, Allegro, went public in what was Poland’s largest IPO so far and Europe’s largest this year. Hopefully, the charts continue growing a...

Woven Triangles Tessellation I (Asymmetric)

Woven Triangles Tessellation I (Asymmetric)

This model uses the same molecule as the symmetric version but all molecules have the same chirality. This causes each row and each column to be shifted by t...

Woven Triangles Tessellation I (Symmetric)

Woven Triangles Tessellation I (Symmetric)

This is the first model in my Woven Triangles series which you’ve already seen some examples of on boxes. This tessellation is derived from Rectangle and Squ...

Rectangle and Square Flagstone

Rectangle and Square Flagstone

This origami tessellation is built from the same kind of molecule as Pythagorean Tiling but molecules are arranged differently: in any pair of adjacent neigh...

White Collars

White Collars

Origami tessellation, single sheet of Satogami paper. Just folding: no cutting or glue.

Flower Pot II

Flower Pot II

Another simple origami container whose bottom is not flat. It looks like a green mound, on top of which you can place a plant or some other object.

Flower Pot I

Flower Pot I

A simple geometric origami container whose bottom is not flat.

Pythagorean Tiling

Pythagorean Tiling

The pattern this origami tessellation represents is known as Pythagorean Tiling or Two Squares Tessellation. I came up with this design independently, but it...

Triangles (32×32 grid)

Triangles (32×32 grid)

Triangles, folded from 32×32 grid. Since the molecule is 8×6 grid units, this leaves one grid unit of margin at the top and at the bottom of the model. You c...

Book with Diamond on Cover

Book with Diamond on Cover

Recently, I gave an Origami Connect workshop on my origami book model Long Story Short. Preparing for the workshop motivated me to revisit an idea which I ha...

Box with Woven Triangles IV

Box with Woven Triangles IV

This origami box is decorated with a tessellation molecule from the Woven Triangle family. In contrast to Woven Triangles I, II, and III, Woven Triangles IV ...

Box with Woven Triangles III

Box with Woven Triangles III

This is the third tessellation pattern in Woven Triangle family, and it looks good as a single molecule on a box as well.

Box with Woven Triangles XVI

Box with Woven Triangles XVI

Naming this box, the first in the Woven Triangles family, was a little misunderstanding. I originally labeled it number I since it was the first to be publis...

Long Story Short (gray)

Long Story Short (gray)

On August 2nd, 2020, I’ll be teaching my origami book model, Long Story Short, in an online Origami Connect session, organized by OrigamiUSA.

Box with Arrangement of Rectangles

Box with Arrangement of Rectangles

Recently, I came up with a family of patterns which result from placing four modified twists around the corners of a rectangle or square. Some variations are...

Groom and Bride

Groom and Bride

Origami tessellation designed as a wedding gift. One sheet of white Elephant Hide paper, no cutting or glue.

Star Chaos (variant B)

Star Chaos (variant B)

Variant B of my Star Chaos. Modular origami model from 6 units. Duo paper courtesy of a friend.

Triangles (16×16 grid)

Triangles (16×16 grid)

This origami tessellation is derived from my earlier Parallelograms Tessellation. By piecing together two symmetric “halves” of a parallelogram, we end up wi...

Triceratops

Triceratops

I really like this triceratops design by Roman Diaz. Most dinosaur models, especially triceratops, are quite complex. This one, in contrast, is so simple you...

Parallelograms

Parallelograms

This is an older design I finally got some time to make a decent fold of (have a look at the prototype from 2017). I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something very s...

Torch

Torch

This origami torch is basically the same model as Ice Cream, just with different colors and shaping.

Stars among Hexagons

Stars among Hexagons

This origami tessellation is based on a geometric pattern I spotted on a door in the Barcelona Cathedral during my trip back from CfC 2 convention. A design ...

Onion Tessellation

Onion Tessellation

The base for this tessellation is identical to one of the intermediate steps of folding Lucky Star Tessellation and seems to be something Tomek Siwak also ca...

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Ice cream, own design. This model can be folded from regular Kami, but I think it looks best when wet-folded from thick watercolor paper. Here, one side of t...

Star Deimos

Star Deimos

Star Deimos, another of my simple modular origami star designs. There is a color change in the center of the model, and the six-fold symmetry allows for seve...

Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

A recent fold of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. Even though there is only one kind of molecule in this model, depending on which point you treat as the f...

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns: modular origami from 8 units. Each unit is from an 8:1 rectangle of paper and all units can be precreased as a single square only to be cut ...

Entry to the Fjord

Entry to the Fjord

Together with In the Fjord, this is from my Norwegian fjord series of origami works. Folded from hand-made paper with oatmeal.

Submarine

Submarine

A simple, one-sided origami submarine I designed a while ago.

Fear Not

Fear Not

Fear not. Stay home. Be patient. 2 × origami eye, wet-folded from watercolor paper.

Growth 1.1

Growth 1.1

I recently stumbled upon an older model of mine, Growth Tessellation, in one of my boxes, and I decided to rework it a little. I added just a few touches whi...

Doom

Doom

Doom Eternal is coming out tomorrow, so here’s an origami version of the cover art of the first Doom game from 1993. Origami from a single square sheet, no c...

Star Boreas

Star Boreas

An octagonal modular star. Own design, folded from Harmony paper.

Composition of Squares I

Composition of Squares I

This model is based on a simple technique which I used also in Growth and Square Pixel Tessellation models. Other interesting arrangements, with more or less...

Star Ananke (variant G)

Star Ananke (variant G)

Yet another variant of Star Ananke. Variants of this design were designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with mino...

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

The technique used for this hexagonal box can be used for other polygons as well, resulting in boxes with a different number of sides. However, the minimum n...

Quake Logo

Quake Logo

Quake, released almost 25 years ago, was a major revolution in the first-person shooter genre. The first game of this type to represent reasonably realistic ...

Excalibur

Excalibur

Excalibur, the sword in the stone, from Arthurian legends. Origami folded from one sheet (Elephant Hide paper courtesy of Paula Versnick). Also compare my Tw...

Star Ananke (variant F)

Star Ananke (variant F)

This variant of Star Ananke features an additional hexagon in the center of the model. It’s a small change in the individual unit, but it makes connecting th...

Greek Cross Flagstone Tessellation

Greek Cross Flagstone Tessellation

This origami tessellation was inspired by a pavement pattern I noticed some time ago in my home city of Lublin, Poland, at the old cemetery and in the open-a...

Star Ananke (variant D)

Star Ananke (variant D)

This is the front of Star Ananke, variant D. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (wit...

Triangle Recursion

Triangle Recursion

This is the simplest recursive/fractal model I have come up with so far. It is folded from a square. Due to the very high shrinkage factor, which is almost 4...

Cottage 1.1

Cottage 1.1

This is an improved version of my origami Cottage, made from Building Block Units.

Radioactive Tessellation II

Radioactive Tessellation II

This model is derived from my Radioactive Tessellation by adding a triangular frame around the radioactivity symbol. This change also makes it possible to sh...

Egg Cup

Egg Cup

This very simple model is folded from an equilateral triangle, and based on a pattern which corresponds to the hypar but on a triangle grid. You can use this...

In the Fjord

In the Fjord

View into a Norwegian fjord, folded from a sheet of hand-made paper.

Star Ananke (variant D) with Angels

Star Ananke (variant D) with Angels

This is the back side of Star Ananke (variant D). The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn...

Epiphany IV

Epiphany IV

This rendition of the Star of Bethlehem is based on the same general idea as Epiphany III, but made to better resemble an actual comet. It features a double ...

2020

2020

Happy New Year 2020! Here’s an origami tessellation with the number 2020, folded from a 2:1 rectangle of Satogami paper.

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the ending. The first and the last. Origami wet-folded from a strip of watercolor paper.

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

In contrast to Two Hearts Framed, this model is very simple to fold. The paper used was a 4:1 rectangle of Biotope.

Star Ananke (variant C)

Star Ananke (variant C)

A modification (variant C) of Star Ananke. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with ...

Two Hearts Framed

Two Hearts Framed

I designed this model as a wedding gift, starting out from my Framed Heart model.

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

I prepared this composition as decoration for the room where I would be holding origami workshops related to my exhibition at Olsztyn Planetarium. During the...

Radioactive Tessellation I

Radioactive Tessellation I

A recent design of mine, this tessellation is relatively simple to fold, but the end result looks quite interesting. On the back side, I used some modified t...

Star Chaos (variant A)

Star Chaos (variant A)

Modular origami stars are quite addictive: I set out to create just one simple model for a workshop and before I knew it, I had about a dozen different desig...

Wet-folded Eye

Wet-folded Eye

I designed this model for my origami workshops in order to be able to teach wet folding to complete beginners. It is also an example of origami folded withou...

Crucifix

Crucifix

This origami crucifix is modeled after icon crosses found in Byzantine art, but also present in other styles up to this day. A matching model for All Saints’...

Woven Parallelograms Tessellation

Woven Parallelograms Tessellation

I derived this design from my older Double Spearhead Tessellation. The name comes from the pattern on the front side.

Star Ananke (variant B)

Star Ananke (variant B)

A modification (variant B) of Star Ananke. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with ...

Box with Decorated Maltese Cross

Box with Decorated Maltese Cross

Box with a heavily stylized Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture. This design uses my Flagstone Paneling techni...

Star Ananke (variant A)

Star Ananke (variant A)

As part of preparations for my presentation and workshop on contemporary origami, I set out to design a simple modular star which I could teach in the worksh...

Titanic

Titanic

The sinking of Titanic, in origami.

Laptop

Laptop

This is another model I designed for a workshop about contemporary origami, with the aim of demonstrating some techniques used in modern origami design while...

Star of David Tessellation II

Star of David Tessellation II

This tessellation is derived from Lucky Star Tessellation, but due to the different arrangement of paper layers, this one can’t be fractalized. The outline o...

Tea Tag Airplane

Tea Tag Airplane

Traditional origami airplane, a part of my series of tea tag origami models. Folding the tea tag is a good way of making your cup stand out from others.

Twisted Bird Base Fractal

Twisted Bird Base Fractal

This is a recursion of my Twisted Bird Base Tessellation. The recursive / fractal version looks interesting, but it’s rather hard to collapse.

JavaZone Logo

JavaZone Logo

Folding origami during a break at JavaZone 2019 after an interesting talk about JVM performance tuning by Chris Thalinger.

Heart Tessellation II

Heart Tessellation II

This model uses an improved version of my Broken Heart Molecule. I call this version simply Heart Tessellation II / Molecule (II because of a Heart Tessellat...

Framed Heart

Framed Heart

This model uses an improved version of my Broken Heart Molecule. I call this version simply Heart Tessellation II / Molecule.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

I designed this model especially for the workshop which accompanied my presentation about contemporary origami at the Embassy of Japan in Poland. While rathe...

Box with Maltese Cross II

Box with Maltese Cross II

Another approach to the subject of Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture. This design uses my Flagstone Paneling...

Box with Maltese Cross I

Box with Maltese Cross I

An origami box featuring the heraldic Maltese Cross. The molecule is based on the one used in Maltese Cross Framed and a slight variation of the one used in ...

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Model ten zaprojektowałem po niedawnej wizycie na polu Bitwy pod Grunwaldem. Origami z jednego arkusza papieru, bez cięcia i klejenia. Siatka 48×48. Pojedyn...

Frank’s Bow Tie (as I would fold it)

Frank’s Bow Tie (as I would fold it)

Another fold of Frank’s Bow Tie, this time in my usual style (thick paper, as few grid lines visible as is practical). The link contains more information abo...

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Making a tessellation representing boats on the sea had been on my mind for quite some time when I finally came up with this design. It represents not just a...

Spider’s Web

Spider’s Web

Ben Goldberger is an interesting origami artist from Israel whom I had the opportunity to meet at CDO Convention 2018. You should definitely check out his wo...

Box with Cross Pattee IV

Box with Cross Pattee IV

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee III

Box with Cross Pattee III

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee II

Box with Cross Pattee II

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee I

Box with Cross Pattee I

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee.I used the same molecule in Cross Pattee Tessellation, and just as the tessellation, the box also uses my ...

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

This is a tessellation of the Lucky Star Fractal. The standalone star was designed independently by several people, starting with Shuzo Fujimoto. I don’t kno...

Tea Tag Heart

Tea Tag Heart

Here is the first model in my tea tag origami series, a Tea Tag Heart.

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation

This tessellation comes in two molecule variants. Despite being a kind of twist, molecules can be made to turn left or right independent of each other, i.e. ...

Simple Woven Rhombi Box

Simple Woven Rhombi Box

A simple origami box, based on my Woven Rhombi Tessellation. Folded from a sheet of unique paper with a subtle floral motif, whose name I do not know.

Superpuss

Superpuss

Oriol Esteve taught this fun model of his during one of Origami Connect classes.

John Lackland Tessellation

John Lackland Tessellation

I derived this model from Her Majesty’s Tessellation by removing most of the free spaces (“land”) between molecules. Each molecule is still 6×6 grid units. F...

Shamrock 1.1 Box

Shamrock 1.1 Box

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here is a new version of my Shamrock Box (previous versions: 1.0 and two simplified variants). Current version was design...

Lucky Star Tessellation

Lucky Star Tessellation

This is a tessellation of the molecule which I first used in Lucky Star Box and which I later extended into Lucky Star Fractal. As I learned after the fact, ...

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

This model is a variant of the Lucky Star Fractal (aka Logarithmic Star), designed by myself and independently by many others before me, starting with Shuzo ...

One Hand Washes the Other

One Hand Washes the Other

I got the idea for this model after a workshop with João Charrua at last year’s CDO convention. The structure of an individual hand is taken directly from on...

The Little Prince and the Fox

The Little Prince and the Fox

Le Petit Prince, designed by Viviane Berty, and Fox Baby, designed by Daniel Chang. Folded and arranged by me.

Dodecagons

Dodecagons

In this tessellation, I used the same technique of doubling the number of a polygon’s sides as in Sad Octagons, this time making dodecagons from hexagons.

Still Life with Epiphany III

Still Life with Epiphany III

Another attempt at folding the subject of Star of Bethlehem, this time using the Lucky Star molecule (invented independently with Fujimoto, Haligami and many...

Ladybug

Ladybug

I haven’t had time to prepare any current-year-related model this year, so here’s an older model of a completely different kind: a simple ladybug with color ...

Woven Square Box

Woven Square Box

A simple box lid derived from a modified Propellers Tessellation molecule.

Christmas Tree 2018

Christmas Tree 2018

Unintuitive as it may seem, this tessellated Christmas Tree was born as a modification of a shooting star model, Epiphany III. The molecule used for creating...

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

A level-3 fold of Lucky Star Fractal, this time from gray metallic paper. I rarely fold a model multiple times, but this particular model is so nice I have f...

Lucky Star Fractal

Lucky Star Fractal

This is a recursive version of the Lucky Star molecule. Just like the non-recursive version, it can be tessellated or used for decorating a box. The back of ...

Unripe Sunflower Tessellation

Unripe Sunflower Tessellation

This is a modification of my Sunflower Tessellation. The molecules (“sunflower seeds”) are flatter and the petals are shorter. The back side is also more int...

Twist Again Tessellation

Twist Again Tessellation

This origami tessellation combines elements from some of my other models. While reading Robert Lang’s tessellation book, I realized that many molecules can b...

Three Ancient Pyramids

Three Ancient Pyramids

A simple origami corrugation, folded from Canford paper. With the right choice of proportions, this corrugation can be made iso-area.

Origami Free-Form Box: Poland

Origami Free-Form Box: Poland

Today, on November 11th, Poland is celebrating 100 years of regaining independence. This origami box which represents an outline of Poland is an example of t...

Lucky Star Box (Simplified)

Lucky Star Box (Simplified)

This is a model I will be teaching in just two weeks at a workshop during the 2018 CDO origami convention in Italy. The star can be used as a tessellation mo...

Sunflower Tessellation (Refold)

Sunflower Tessellation (Refold)

It took me 1½ years before I decided to fold my Sunflower Tessellation once again, this time from rare yellow Elephant Hide paper. I think this is a better ...

Rhombus Fractal

Rhombus Fractal

Rhombus Fractal, an origami tessellation designed by Endre Somos (and independently also by Joel Cooper and by Wei Fu), folded by me. You may also find inter...

Heart Bracelet

Heart Bracelet

A bracelet with heart motif, folded from a single strip of red-gold duo color Washi paper.

Stacked Propellers Tessellation

Stacked Propellers Tessellation

A refold of my older design, Stacked Propellers Tessellation, this time as a complete tessellation rather than a single molecule.

Sad Octagons

Sad Octagons

This model uses a technique I came up with recently, which makes it possible to double the number of sides of any regular polygon when it is used as the cent...

Twirl Bowl

Twirl Bowl

This hexagonal dish is created as an intermediate step while collapsing my Sunk Star Box.

Crane with Colored Wings

Crane with Colored Wings

This is a variation of the traditional origami crane which I recently designed: there is a color change giving the wings a different color than the body. I h...

Phantasma Fractal Variant

Phantasma Fractal Variant

This is my variant of Edward Mistretta’s model, Phantasma Fractal. It’s a nice design which can be folded as a single molecule, or tessellated.

Big Paper Boat

Big Paper Boat

A large paper boat (1.5 m long), folded to test the feasibility for origami of thick double-layer corrugated board (see blog post for details).

Lucky Star Box

Lucky Star Box

Origami box with Lucky Star molecule. The molecule can be tessellated and is based on hexagonal 8×8×8 grid.

Fat Penguin

Fat Penguin

Once in a while, I design something other than a tessellation or a box. This geometric penguin model came about during Outdoor Origami Meeting as I was playi...

Flow

Flow

A tessellation derived from my other model, Woven Rhombi. 4×4 grid units per molecule, or 8×8 if you want to consider a complete hexagonal tile a molecule.

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Two folds of my Sunk Star Box with different twisting directions, side by side. Wherever there’s a twist in origami, we get two possible versions of the fold...

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model is a part of a ...

Sunk Star Box (Square)

Sunk Star Box (Square)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model started a serie...

Double-Bottom Double Spearhead Tessellation

Double-Bottom Double Spearhead Tessellation

A modification of my earlier design, Double Spearhead Tessellation. Due to the double bottom with more paper layers, this model doesn’t look as nicely back-l...

Wedge Flower Box (hexagonal)

Wedge Flower Box (hexagonal)

A hexagonal variant of my Wedge Flower Box. Due to the different angles than in square grid, petals do not automatically align in a nice way, so they have to...

Box with Wedge Flower Variant

Box with Wedge Flower Variant

This box is decorated with a variant of my Wedge Flower molecule in which the central part is flat. Folded from Textured Paper from BOS Supplies.

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip, 32 divisions)

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip, 32 divisions)

A fold of my Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip) where the leaves were folded using a 32-division pleat instead of the usual 16 divisions. I taught this model at Ou...

Wedge Flower Box

Wedge Flower Box

Origami box decorated with a molecule of my Wedge Flower Tessellation. Folded from Via Felt 100 gsm paper stained with tea using a technique developed by my ...

Elephants in Love

Elephants in Love

I designed this model, based on my Simple Elephant, for the wedding of two origami friends, Marcin and Natalia. Folded from a single 5:1 strip of red-gold Wa...

Wedge Flower Tessellation

Wedge Flower Tessellation

A new tessellation design of mine, 8×8 square grid per molecule. Awagami Kozo Natural Select paper courtesy of Melina Hermsen. Since this was my first fold u...

Ridges Corrugation (32×32 grid)

Ridges Corrugation (32×32 grid)

A larger fold of my Ridges Corrugation, folded from a 32×32 grid. Folded from the big grid, the model curls up more than the 16×16 version and can be used as...

Box with Star of David

Box with Star of David

A recent design of mine, a box with the Star of David, seen from the top. Folded from a single sheet of Tant paper without cuts or glue. The star can be tess...

Star Interlace Tessellation

Star Interlace Tessellation

This is a design derived from my Square Interlace Tessellation. A more precise name would be Pursed Square Interlace Tessellation but I found it too technica...

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

This is what happens when you execute an origami crumpling technique such as those mastered by Vincent Floderer but instead of thin and crisp paper, use thic...

Latin Cross Tessellation

Latin Cross Tessellation

An origami tessellation for Good Friday. The basic structure of the Latin cross is based on Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea and could easily be modified to have d...

Her Majesty’s Tessellation (64×64)

Her Majesty’s Tessellation (64×64)

This is Her Majesty’s Tessellation (own design) folded from a 64×64 diagonally rotated grid. The spacing between molecules is less dense than in the 32×32 gr...

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation, a simple variant of my Square Interlace Tessellation. As in the original version, each molecule uses a 6×6 grid. Fol...

Mansion

Mansion

An origami mansion, folded using several variants of my Building Block Units (BBU). I re-used many of the modules which were earlier used for The Tower of Ba...

Houstonia Box

Houstonia Box

This origami box represents a flower of the genus Houstonia, also known as bluets or Quaker Ladies. Some species, in particular Houstonia Caerulea have four ...

Dune Flower

Dune Flower

A different arrangement of the same molecule as in my Dune Tessellation. Some other arrangements are also possible with a bit of tweaking.

Eco Box

Eco Box

My goal when designing this box was reusing the strips of paper which are left over when a square is cut off from an A4 piece of paper. This strip also happe...

Kropka Star

Kropka Star

Kropka Star, designed by Natalia Guzowska. I had the pleasure of test folding this model from soon-to-be-published diagrams. Paper with hexagonal symmetry pa...

Crown

Crown

An origami Crown (my own design), pictured sitting on top of a pomelo fruit. The crown is folded from a long strip of Gampi paper which was left over when I ...

Kotlinconf Logo

Kotlinconf Logo

This model represents the logo of KotlinConf, a conference dedicated to Kotlin programming language.

Depressed Propeller Box

Depressed Propeller Box

A new box design based on Propellers Tessellation molecule. The molecule is depressed, meaning that the layers of paper forming the sides of the box are abov...

Epiphany Tessellation

Epiphany Tessellation

An origami tessellation for the Feast of Epiphany. Single sheet of Gampi paper, no cutting or glue. Wet folding was used for the coma of the Stars of Bethleh...

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year 2018! This is the first fold of my recent idea for making pixel tessellations, called Butterfly Pixel Tessellation. The molecule is basically ...

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity — origami tessellation folded from a single square of Tant paper. Merry Christmas!

Predictable Box

Predictable Box

I designed this box as a container for corrugations (one of the pictures shows such use, for Monument Valley Corrugation). Some corrugations are springy and ...

Monument Valley Corrugation

Monument Valley Corrugation

This is my Monument Valley Corrugation, squeezed inside Predictable Box which I designed for this very purpose. The back side of the corrugation is less inte...

Meander

Meander

A Greek meander pattern folded as modular origami. The bent frame technique is the “Thoki Yenn style” which I also employed in a number of other models, for ...

Dune Tessellation

Dune Tessellation

A new design of mine, Dune Tessellation (long slit variant).

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

My design for a single-sheet Hamiltonian cycle of a cube. Origami folded from a single long (just above 5:1) rectangle of paper. The bent frame is in typical...

Ridges Corrugation

Ridges Corrugation

A new origami corrugation of mine. The model tends to curve slightly but in this case it actually makes it more interesting rather than being an issue. You c...

Chess Knight

Chess Knight

A recent origami design of mine — chess knight with a corrugation-based mane.

Clover Folding Lookalike

Clover Folding Lookalike

This is my design which at first glance looks very similar to Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding but has a completely different crease pattern and design.

Celtic Cross 1.1

Celtic Cross 1.1

An improved version of my Celtic Cross. Based on standing crosses found throughout the British Isles.

Clover Folding (22×22 grid)

Clover Folding (22×22 grid)

I hadn’t folded Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding for at least two years when I decided to fold one again after seeing some examples beautifully folded by John...

Trilithon I

Trilithon I

An origami Trilithon based on those found at Stonehenge. The model is numbered I since I also designed some other variants with different proportions and one...

Felix Culpa Tessellation

Felix Culpa Tessellation

Believe it or not, this tessellation is closely related to my Double Spearhead Tessellation.

Her Majesty’s Tessellation

Her Majesty’s Tessellation

The same molecule as in Her Majesty’s Box, used for a tessellation. Diagonally rotated square grid, 32×32.

Her Majesty’s Box (gold Washi)

Her Majesty’s Box (gold Washi)

A box designed on my way back home from BOS50 convention (I had the idea for the molecule earlier, though). Folded from a sheet of gold-red Washi.

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

My modification of Thoki Yenn’s DNA model. Folded from a long strip (1:8 or so) of metallic paper.

Cat

Cat

I folded this model in order to test what folding origami from felt would be like, and I summarized my impressions in a separate blog post.

Metal Star

Metal Star

Metal Star, designed by Małgorzata Łodo. From a hexagon with 16×16×16 hex grid.

Framed Two-in-One Flower with Color Change

Framed Two-in-One Flower with Color Change

A slight modification of my Framed Two-in-One Flower, with a color-changed frame. The colour change is very simple: basically, in the first step the paper is...

Her Majesty’s Box (WIP)

Her Majesty’s Box (WIP)

A new box, aptly named Her Majesty’s Box, taking shape on the train back from the 50th Anniversary Convention of British Origami Society. Both the convention...

Woven Spearheads Tessellation

Woven Spearheads Tessellation

This tessellation is just a slight modification of Double Spearhead Tessellation but it looks much more like Woven Rhombi Tessellation.

Hydrangea Cube (Harmony paper)

Hydrangea Cube (Harmony paper)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea can be used as a modular unit. The method was first published by Meenakshi Mukerji and then reinvented independently by myself. I ...

Viper Corrugation

Viper Corrugation

This corrugation is just a single row of molecules from Nest of Vipers Corrugation. This picture shows the opposite side of the corrugation than the former.

Nest of Vipers Corrugation

Nest of Vipers Corrugation

My new origami corrugation. Since it causes the sheet to curl, I’m thinking about using it for a lampshade or similar object. Different curling patterns can ...

Shamrock Box (Slightly Simplified)

Shamrock Box (Slightly Simplified)

Here is a slightly simplified version of my Shamrock Box. The original was based on a molecule which can easily be tessellated. However, with a single molecu...

Shamrock Box (Simplified)

Shamrock Box (Simplified)

Here is a fully simplified version of my Shamrock Box. The original was based on a molecule which can easily be tessellated. However, with a single molecule ...

Simplified Shamrock Box Variants

Simplified Shamrock Box Variants

This picture shows a comparison of two variants of Simplified Shamrock Box: Simplified Shamrock Box (on the left) Slightly Simplified Shamrock Box (on the ri...

Union Jack Tessellation

Union Jack Tessellation

This origami tessellation represents Union Jack, the flag of the UK. Since the pattern is quite intricate, even a single molecule can make an interesting mo...

Fragile Heart Tessellation

Fragile Heart Tessellation

This is a tessellation which represents a heart. The heart can be shaped to become a broken heart, which allows the model to be treated as action origami. Th...

Simple Corrugated Vase

Simple Corrugated Vase

A very simple corrugated vase (just the walls: it doesn’t have a bottom). Looking inside, you see shape resembling the sun.

Blazing Propellers Tessellation

Blazing Propellers Tessellation

A modification of my earlier Propellers Tessellation. The blazing propeller also resembles a whirlpool or a tropical cyclone. 14×14 grid per molecule, 48×48 ...

Kotlin Logo

Kotlin Logo

Kotlin is a programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is gaining in popularity. Having used it for some time, I’m quite happy about the r...

Broken Heart Box

Broken Heart Box

A box with a heart, which is also an action origami model. When things go wrong, the heart can be reshaped into a broken heart. The heart itself can be tesse...

Sharp Propellers Tessellation

Sharp Propellers Tessellation

A minor modification of my Propellers Tessellation: the blades are sharper and more slender than in the original.

Box with Pajarita (color change)

Box with Pajarita (color change)

A color-change version of my Box with Pajarita v. 1.1. In contrast to folds using harmony paper, here the different color of the Pajarita is the result of an...

Hydrangea Heart

Hydrangea Heart

My modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea into a heart shape. I found on flickr a similar model, designed by Francis Ow.

Box with Leaves (stem-to-stem)

Box with Leaves (stem-to-stem)

An origami box with leaves, with the leaves’ stems in the center, based on an earlier coaster design. There is also a variant with leaves oriented tip-to-tip.

Lelum Unit

Lelum Unit

A modified version of Lelum Polelum Unit where one out of each pair of flaps is hidden.

Lelum Cube

Lelum Cube

A modified version of Lelum Polelum Cube where one out of each pair of flaps is hidden.

Box with Ribbon Bow (diagonal)

Box with Ribbon Bow (diagonal)

A box with a ribbon bow, constructed using a molecule of my Sunflower Tessellation and with color change. This is a variant where the ribbon runs along the d...

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip)

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip)

A box with leaves based on this coaster. There is a color change between the walls and the leaves, though a variant using the same side of paper for both is ...

Origami Coaster with Leaves (Stem-to-Stem)

Origami Coaster with Leaves (Stem-to-Stem)

After folding the first coaster with leaves, I wanted to try rotating the leaves so that in the center they touch stem-to-stem rather than tip-to-tip. This i...

Flower Tessellation

Flower Tessellation

Flower Tessellation, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji. The molecule is derived from the Crossed Box Pleat (CBP). I folded and photographed this model for Meenak...

Coaster with Leaves (Tip-to-Tip)

Coaster with Leaves (Tip-to-Tip)

An origami coaster with a pattern of leaves. After designing, I found out others had done the same before, for example you can check out this picture [update...

Lelum Polelum Unit

Lelum Polelum Unit

A modular which I designed after being inspired by test-folding some of Meenakshi Mukerji’s new single-sheet designs based on the Four-Sink Base. There is a ...

Lelum Polelum Cube

Lelum Polelum Cube

A Cube from a unit I recently designed and later learned that was earlier designed independently by Saburo Kase. More details in the unit’s description.

Box with Pajarita 1.1

Box with Pajarita 1.1

This is version 1.1 of my Box with Pajarita. In this improved version, I took advantage of the fact that the box only has one molecule, and so I could get ri...

Thermos

Thermos

This is what one of the stages of collapsing my Big and Small Squares Tessellation looks like. I couldn’t help but think of a thermos bottle. The extra textu...

Postal Envelope

Postal Envelope

An origami envelope which looks almost like a classical glued envelope, but can be closed by folding only. If you use it for sending a letter by actual posta...

Body and Blood

Body and Blood

An origami tessellation for Maundy Thursday and Easter.

Shamrock Box

Shamrock Box

Box with a single molecule of my Shamrock Tessellation. Folded from 16×16 grid, of which the molecule consumes 12×12.

Hydrangea with Leaves

Hydrangea with Leaves

A color-change variant of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji. Test fold based on unpublished diagrams, kindly provided by Meenakshi [u...

Corrugation: Shark Teeth

Corrugation: Shark Teeth

My new iso-area origami corrugation which I called Shark Teeth due to the sharp triangular molecules of which it is composed. Like many other corrugations, t...

No-Fold Stegosaurus

No-Fold Stegosaurus

It’s been more than 20 years since Joseph Wu designed his one-fold stegosaurus. Now, with the recent advancements in minimalistic origami and computer-aided ...

Box with Ribbon Bow

Box with Ribbon Bow

Box with a ribbon bow, constructed using a molecule of my Sunflower Tessellation and with color change added to make the ribbon stand out better from the bac...

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Folding Stars and Squares Tessellation from a diagonal grid (rotated 45°) leads to an interesting effect. At the edges, small triangles form, creating a jagg...

Stacked Hearts

Stacked Hearts

Stacked molecules of my Hearts Tessellation. This model is a fractal, and you can go on stacking heart upon heart indefinitely, each twice as large as the pr...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a tessellation with a beer tankard and shamrocks. Each of these molecules can also be tessellated independently of the...

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

A back-lit picture of Stars and Squares Tessellation, invented independently by me and Shuzo Fujimoto. You can find a similar backlit picture of this model i...

Shamrock Tessellation

Shamrock Tessellation

I was inspired by this model by Matthew Green to also design a model for St. Patrick’s Day. A bigger model is coming up, which I hope to finish on time, but ...

Leafless Hydrangea

Leafless Hydrangea

This Leafless Hydrangea model is a simple modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. It’s interesting how a simple change can modify a model’s appearance. J...

Simple Elephant

Simple Elephant

A simple elephant seen from the front, folded from a square. This is basically the same design as the business card holder and Elephant Bookmark. A minimalis...

Box with Pajarita

Box with Pajarita

Box with a single molecule of my Pajarita Tessellation. Folded from Harmony paper which allowed the Pajarita to better stand out from the background.

Celtic Cross Tessellation

Celtic Cross Tessellation

An origami tessellation based on my Celtic Cross model. This fold has a margin and extra space between molecules for a grid of 28×28.

Big and Small Squares

Big and Small Squares

While designing Scroll of time: 2017, I needed a widget which would allow me to have some square twists on one side of the paper and then to smoothly transit...

Hearts Tessellation

Hearts Tessellation

A quick tessellation of hearts. Molecule design is somewhat similar to Heart Tessellation by Haligami (Halina Rościszewska-Narloch).

Rhombic Pixel Tessellation

Rhombic Pixel Tessellation

This model is a modification of my Square Pixel Tessellation. I just scaled the CP in one direction and so pixels became rhombi.

Pajarita Tessellation

Pajarita Tessellation

The Pajarita is a classical origami model which seems to be especially beloved in the Spanish-speaking parts of the world. In this tessellation, I place litt...

Mini-Sunflower

Mini-Sunflower

This is a minimalistic version of my Sunflower Tessellation, folded from a 16×16 grid. It consists of just a single molecule surrounded by petals, and thus c...

Sunflower Tessellation

Sunflower Tessellation

My new tessellation design, folded from a single sheet of Tant paper.

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 0)

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 0)

A single framed molecule of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. This is the most basic variant both of the flower and of the frame.

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D, an origami tessellation folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper; no cutting or glue. It is possible to adjust the length of the sp...

Scroll of Time: 2017

Scroll of Time: 2017

I wanted to try something new this year, so I folded this model from thin parchment paper whereas most of the time I use much thicker papers. Modern parchmen...

Penguin

Penguin

See also the Penguin Attack composition which uses this model.

Penguin Attack

Penguin Attack

A giant penguin (designed by Blanka Pentela (Blunek) ascending King-Kong style the Palace of Culture and Science. This 250 m tall building was erected in War...

Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) is a 250 m tall building which was erected in Warsaw in the 1950’s as a sign of Soviet domination. ...

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

This free-standing cross was inspired by high crosses — stone monuments erected throughout the Middle Ages in Ireland and Britain.

Just Stars

Just Stars

This is what you get when you take Stars and Squares Tessellation and take away the squares. What is left is Just Stars!

Mesos Logo (Cube-Hexagon Illusion)

Mesos Logo (Cube-Hexagon Illusion)

This is the logo of Apache Mesos (cluster management software) rendered in origami. A colleague at work suggested I try designing this object in origami afte...

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

A simple business card holder in the form of an elephant I recently designed. With minor modification it can be folded from a square (a rectangle was used he...

Elephant Bookmark

Elephant Bookmark

An origami bookmark (two pieces folded from different papers) featuring an elephant motif. Other animals’ heads can be designed in a similar fashion. This mo...

Golden Jubilee Corrugation

Golden Jubilee Corrugation

After I designed this corrugation, I learned that Ron Resch had already designed it in the 1960-s, over 50 years ago. That’s a Golden Jubilee for this model....

Square Interlace Box

Square Interlace Box

This box is decorated with a pattern of Square Interlace Tessellation. I designed it as a container for a matching bracelet which is visible in some pictures...

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

This seven-sided star shape can be used as one half of a two-piece box or alone as an ornament. This heptagonal star design is based around my Chevron Corrug...

Brick and Mortar

Brick and Mortar

I designed this tessellation as a variant of Momotani’s Wall with some extra spacing between the bricks added (hence the name Brick and Mortar Tessellation).

Aton Unit (variant A)

Aton Unit (variant A)

Aton Unit, variant A (many more are possible). More variants are possible, some with interesting color changes. Unit named after the Egyptian deity.

Aton Kusudama

Aton Kusudama

Aton Kusudama, variant A (many more are possible). Spiked icosahedron made from 30 units. Designed and folded by me. More variants are possible, some with in...

TensorFlow Logo

TensorFlow Logo

This is a real-life rendition of the TensorFlow logo in origami, using the Business Card Cube Unit.

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

This is a new variant of my Chevron Corrugation. The variant shown here was designed by myself, and, as I later learned, also by others, though with differen...

The Cliff

The Cliff

Origami corrugation, based on an asymmetric zig-zag pattern (actually I folded this model using exactly the same sheet of paper).

Hexagonal Diamond Corrugation

Hexagonal Diamond Corrugation

I derived this corrugation from Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation by adding some extra space between the diagonal creases. This changes the appearance of the corr...

Purple 90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant II)

Purple 90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant II)

90-edge buckyball made from a variation of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I know that other people have also designed this simple variant of the unit independently f...

Genie in the Bottle

Genie in the Bottle

A genie (not to be confused with gin) is a kind of_spirit_ which tends to live in old magical lamps and bottles. Wet-folded from a rectangle of watercolor pa...

Walled Garden Tessellation

Walled Garden Tessellation

Walled Garden Tessellation, designed and folded by me. Molecule based around a 12×12 grid.

Hedgehogs!

Hedgehogs!

A tessellation which fills the plane with cute little hedgehogs. Hedgehog design is a modified version of Pureland Hedgehog by Sebastien Limet. Folded from c...

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

A free-form origami corrugation folded from a strip of Jet Black Canford Paper. Named after a novella by H.P. Lovecraft. The crooked lines also somewhat rese...

Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation

Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation

The original Diamond Corrugation was invented independently by Ilan Garibi and Andrea Russo (who used the name Triangùli in speculo).

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Modular origami rendition of Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings. I thought reproducing this structure’s characteristic staggered facade in orig...

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 3)

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 3)

Yet another variant of framed molecule of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. Molecule and frame folded from a single sheet of Satogami paper (16×16 grid).

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 2)

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 2)

Another variant (Variant 2) of framed molecule of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. Molecule and frame folded from a single sheet of Satogami paper (16×16 g...

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 1)

Framed Two-in-One Flower (Variant 1)

A single molecule of Variant 1 of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation together with a frame, folded from a single sheet of Satogami paper (16×16 grid).

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa’s lecture is a novel by Polish-English writer Stefan Themerson in which termites try to understand the human society which is so different fro...

Woven Rhombi

Woven Rhombi

This piece uses an 18×18 grid but since each molecule is 4×4, a 16×16 grid works as well, though you get a straight edge instead of the overhanging rhombi. I...

Thorny Stalk Tessellation

Thorny Stalk Tessellation

This pattern, derived from my Double Spearhead Tessellation curls up, forming a tube which looks like the stalk of a rose or another thorny plant. When you l...

Toilet Paper Hedgehog

Toilet Paper Hedgehog

Pureland Hedgehog, designed by Sebastien Limet and modified by me for folding from the loose end of a toilet paper roll.

Vase Corrugation

Vase Corrugation

Origami corrugation with an outline of a vase. The creases are all visible so there’s no need to even use a CP if you want to reproduce this pattern :)

Brexit

Brexit

Model designed on my plane back from UK which I visited just days after the Brexit vote. The British Flag itself can be used as a tessellation molecule and t...

Box with Walled Garden Tessellation Molecule

Box with Walled Garden Tessellation Molecule

Another tessellation disguised as a box so that I can get away with folding just a single molecule, but I do plan to fold a full-fledged tessellation some ti...

Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

There is only one kind of molecule in this origami tessellation, but depending on how you look, you can see two different kinds of flowers here, hence the na...

Laputa

Laputa

This origami model is a variant of my Stacked propellers Tessellation. It is named after Laputa, the flying island described in Gulliver’s Travels. I thought...

Box with Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Box with Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Box with a single molecule of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. This pattern is derived from four molecules of Double Spearhead Tessellation slightly modifi...

Thin-Walled Box

Thin-Walled Box

This box has just one layer of paper in most places, so it uses paper effectively, allowing you to make a large box with given sheet size.

Cluster Tessellation

Cluster Tessellation

Cluster Tessellation, designed and folded by Michał Kosmulski. There are several different ways of achieving a similar effect but with a slightly different p...

Parrot Tulip Opening

Parrot Tulip Opening

A small tessellated version of Meenakshi Mukerji’s Tulip, originally designed as a modular origami unit. Tant paper with acrylic paint.

Picture Frame with Hedgehogs

Picture Frame with Hedgehogs

Origami picture frame with two little hedgehogs on the bottom bar. The frame is based on this design. The hedgehogs are a prototype of what later became Hedg...

Box with Shooting Star

Box with Shooting Star

I designed this box during the annual meeting of Polish Meteoritical Society (meteorites are one of my hobbies alongside origami).

Tessellated Anuradha

Tessellated Anuradha

Meenakshi Mukerji’s Anuradha was originally designed as a modular origami unit but after minor modification it can also be used as a tessellation molecule. F...

Maltese Cross Framed

Maltese Cross Framed

A single molecule of my Maltese Cross Tessellation, which is closely related to the Cross Pattee Tessellation presented in the Coat of Arms of Rzeszów model....

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

Coat of arms of the city of Rzeszów, executed in origami from a single square sheet of paper. The cross visible in the center of the shield, known as Cross p...

Nuclear Flower Box

Nuclear Flower Box

This origami box is decorated with a single molecule of Nuclear Flower Tessellation, a variant of Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. The name stems from the fac...

Modular Picture Frame

Modular Picture Frame

A modular version of this picture frame. Folded from 4 units, each from 1:2 paper.

Single-Sheet Picture Frame

Single-Sheet Picture Frame

Origami picture frame, folded from a single sheet of paper without any cuts or glue. There is a slit going around the inner perimeter of the frame where you ...

Sprout Tessellation (refold)

Sprout Tessellation (refold)

I refolded my Sprout Tessellation for the German Origami Convention in Erkner. Asymmetry and folding the grid at an angle relative to paper edges are inspire...

Growth

Growth

This origami tessellation is made from Square Pixel Tessellation molecule variants which allow the molecules to be made in different sizes.

Molecules Great and Small

Molecules Great and Small

This origami tessellation is an experiment in mixing molecules of different sizes in a single model. The molecules come from my Spread-Sunk Square Twist Tess...

Darth Vader Corrugation

Darth Vader Corrugation

This origami mask representing Darth Vader is also a corrugation at the same time (single layer of paper almost everywhere). Very simple: just make an 8×8 gr...

TensionPot Op. 695

TensionPot Op. 695

I folded this Tension Pot model during a workshop held by Robert J. Lang at 15th Origami Outdoor Meeting in Kraków, Poland. It’s an interesting shape that us...

Double Spearhead Tessellation

Double Spearhead Tessellation

This is an origami design derived from my Square Pixel Tessellation. It was featured in Robert Lang’s tessellation book.

Tympanum Corrugation (iso-area)

Tympanum Corrugation (iso-area)

Iso-area variant of my Tympanum Corrugation. Since both sides are the same, there is no net tension, and the model stays flat without trying to curl up.

Square Pixel Tessellation

Square Pixel Tessellation

This is my recent design for folding arbitrary bitmap images as origami tessellations. Unlike using four-sink-base (see Saturn Tessellation), each molecule r...

Tympanum Corrugation

Tympanum Corrugation

A new origami design of mine, called Tympanum Corrugation because it resembles the tympanum of a Greek temple. The idea came to me after I designed this dog ...

Möbius Strip IV (CLU)

Möbius Strip IV (CLU)

The Möbius band (aka Möbius strip) is an interesting mathematical object, a single-sided surface. This origami version is folded using my Cross Lap Unit (CLU...

BBU Doghouse

BBU Doghouse

Dog house designed by me using several modified variants of Building Block Units. All units (3 for the roof and 13 for the walls and entrance) made from squa...