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.

Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna

This model is dedicated to the memory of Artur Biernacki, a Polish origami designer who died unexpectedly exactly a year ago, on June 8th, 2023. May light et...

Star Moira D

Star Moira D

A variant of Star Moira, in which the rays are completely hidden, so the star looks like a simple disk. The oblique view show some more interesting structure...

Star Moira (variant B)

Star Moira (variant B)

This variant of Star Moira is stronger than variant A and looks like the blade of a buzz saw.

Quicksands Box

Quicksands Box

The tessellation molecule that decorates this box spent several years in my drawer before I finally made a clean fold, since I designed it shortly after Dune...

Tessellated Petals (CFW 85)

Tessellated Petals (CFW 85)

Many of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars are built around tessellation molecules, and thus can, with a simple transformation, be tessellated. For some cases I was able...

Hydrangea Plaque (CFW 49)

Hydrangea Plaque (CFW 49)

Another variant of the Hydrangea by Shuzo Fujimoto, this one using a color change around the edges.

Traditional Crane from Wax Wrapper

Traditional Crane from Wax Wrapper

I folded this traditional crane from a wax wrapper (Polish: woskowijka). These are sheets of fabric soaked in beeswax, and advertised as a reusable, eco-frie...

Armor-Piercing

Armor-Piercing

A bullet in flight, penetrating a sheet of armor.

Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant

I folded this model in a workshop with the late Artur Biernacki at the 2016 convention of Polish Origami Society.

Zulu Box

Zulu Box

This box is decorated with a tessellation molecule that I called “Zulu” since the square with two diagonals resembles the maritime “Z” (Zulu) flag. Several p...

30-60-90-Degree Star (variant B)

30-60-90-Degree Star (variant B)

A variant of 30-60-90° Star, just like the base variant, folded from triangles left over when cutting hexagons from rectangles.

Window Star

Window Star

I designed this simple star specifically in order to fold it from a unique sheet of paper I got from John Gerard paperworks. It is hand-made paper with a wat...

Dodecahedron (Penultimate Unit)

Dodecahedron (Penultimate Unit)

A regular dodecahedron made from Penultimate Unit, designed by Robert Neale. These units are very simple to fold and very versatile.

Cube (Penultimate Unit)

Cube (Penultimate Unit)

A cube made from Penultimate Unit, designed by Robert Neale. These units are very simple to fold and very versatile.

Woven Square Tessellation

Woven Square Tessellation

It took me about five years after folding the Woven Square Box to fold a tessellation with multiple molecules used on the box. This model differs from Square...

Star a la Fujimoto II

Star a la Fujimoto II

Another model using my Color-Wrap Rays technique together with Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87) molecule.

Millwall Brick

Millwall Brick

A Millwall Brick is an improvised weapon folded from a newspaper. Despite being made from paper, it can be quite dangerous as the tightly rolled layers becom...

Cut Surfaces of a Cube (CFW 339)

Cut Surfaces of a Cube (CFW 339)

This interesting model by Shuzo Fujimoto represents a cube with a corner cut off. Depending on the proportions of the paper strip used, the cut surface is cl...

Traditional Bracelet with Squares

Traditional Bracelet with Squares

A traditional bracelet decorated with a pattern of squares formed by color change. This model is very simple to fold, and depending on the number of iteratio...

Box with Woven Triangles XXI

Box with Woven Triangles XXI

Another box with a tessellation molecule from the Woven Triangles family. The triangles are visible in deep layers of the model, surrounded by a flat frame.

Iso-Area Stars (CFW 291)

Iso-Area Stars (CFW 291)

This translucent design by Shuzo Fujimoto would be called an iso-area tessellation in modern parlance since both sides sport the same pattern (except for bei...

Box with Woven Triangles XX

Box with Woven Triangles XX

In this variant of Woven Triangles, the triangles are hidden in deeper layers of the molecule and surrounded by flat rectangular panels.

Pentagonal Box (CFW 219)

Pentagonal Box (CFW 219)

This box is a little gem I found in Fujimoto’s book Twist Origami III. I had never seen a picture of this model before, and I had to do a bit of reverse-engi...

David (דוד)

David (דוד)

I designed and folded this model in mid-2023. Originally, I planned it as a typical figurative illustration of the story of David and Goliath, often found in...

Propellers (CFW 54)

Propellers (CFW 54)

Propellers Tessellation was one of my first successful designs. Interestingly, I came up with it later than with Square Interlace Tessellation even though Pr...

Origami Deutschland Box

Origami Deutschland Box

This box represents the logo of Origami Deutschland, the German Origami Society. I designed this model in the evening after the last day of the 2023 German c...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 92)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 92)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto is one of his simple hex twist modifications that are also used as building blocks of his more complex designs. I find this one v...

Candy (CFW 289)

Candy (CFW 289)

A little-known area of Shuzo Fujimoto’s origami designs are his corrugations. He published several dozen designs, based both on square and triangle grid, lon...

Barnacles

Barnacles

The name of this corrugation comes from the sessile sea organisms it resembles.

MinBird II

MinBird II

Another attempt at making a minimalistic bird, this time from a full square, which allowed me to include a tail (MinBird I is folded from a square cut diagon...

DNA

DNA

A classic model by Thoki Yenn, folded by me, probably around 2017. DNA Replication is my variant of this design.

Heading into 2024

Heading into 2024

Per my personal tradition of designing a New Year’s model each year, here’s one for 2024. This is my first origami design folded from Dragon Hide paper (copp...

Star Moira (variant A)

Star Moira (variant A)

It’s been a while since I last worked on modular stars, but I designed this one, along with a few variants, at the end of 2023. Variant A is rather fragile a...

Cuboctahedron (Open Frame Unit)

Cuboctahedron (Open Frame Unit)

I folded this cuboctahedron from modified Open Frame Units (Tomoko Fuse) around 2013. Just 12 units are used, and without modification, they would create a r...

Pureland Ladybug

Pureland Ladybug

Compared to Ladybug 1.1, this one has a much less refined shape, and lacks any color change. However, it is much simpler to fold, being pureland, which means...

Cookie Cutter - Christmas Tree

Cookie Cutter - Christmas Tree

This is an example of how the simple cookie-cutter design can be generalized by varying each side’s length and angles independently, and even applying curved...

Handle with Scissors (CFW 136)

Handle with Scissors (CFW 136)

Another star by Shuzo Fujimoto which is not even depicted in his books, just mentioned in text. It uses rays from Handle (CFW 133), but the tessellation mole...

Windmill (CFW 84)

Windmill (CFW 84)

This is probably the simplest among Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars derived from decorated hex twists. Fujimoto usually listed it as the first decorated variant, righ...

MinBird I

MinBird I

A minimalistic, almost abstract bird, folded from a square cut diagonally in half. Compare with MinBird II.

Hemp Leaf (CFW 88)

Hemp Leaf (CFW 88)

Another simple modification of a hex twist by Shuzo Fujimoto. When used as a tessellation molecule, this design has later been rediscovered by multiple peopl...

Gear (CFW 179) (hexagonal)

Gear (CFW 179) (hexagonal)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto has flat-capped teeth rather than sharp rays. Back side has a color change. It is possible to fold this design from a hexagon (as...

Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter

This simple model looks like a cookie cutter, and if made with some stiff enough material (thick metal foil perhaps), could probably actually be used as one....

Box with Framed Pyramid

Box with Framed Pyramid

This design is derived from Box with Alien Pyramid by rearranging paper layers. While the latter molecule tends to rise up from the plane and become 3D, this...

Box with Alien Pyramid

Box with Alien Pyramid

The decoration on this box consists of just a few modified open-back square twists. It resembles a flat-topped pyramid such as found in Mesoamerican architec...

Tea Tag Boat

Tea Tag Boat

Yet another way to fold your tea tag, this time producing a design similar to the traditional paper boat. Proportions are different (depending on those of th...

Horned Heart

Horned Heart

December 13th, 2023, will mark the 130th anniversary of Stanisław Szukalski’s (1893-12-13 – 1987-05-19) birth. A brilliant and controversial artist, Szukalsk...

Holly (variant D)

Holly (variant D)

This variant of Holly changes the appearance of the pleats in the background of the molecule. Rotating the model 45° makes it look more like a decorated cros...

Handle with Thorn (CFW 135)

Handle with Thorn (CFW 135)

This star uses the same rays as Handle (CFW 133), but the tessellation molecule in the center is that of Thorn (CFW 86).

Two-Unit Cube III

Two-Unit Cube III

Yet another approach to making a cube from two identical units. This design is paper-effective, and looks very clean from the top and the sides. Looking at t...

Star with Unicursal Hexagram

Star with Unicursal Hexagram

This star is decorated with a molecule of my Unicursal Hexagram Tessellation. The color-change rays are the same as in Star a la Fujimoto.

Sol with Color-Change Background

Sol with Color-Change Background

A modification of my Sol, adding a color-change background to the tessellation molecule. The gold-blue Washi looks in real life even better than in the pictu...

Crown Box

Crown Box

The name of this simple box, folded from a hexagon, comes from its jagged edge. It is closely related to Bowl Box.

Bowl Box

Bowl Box

A simple box folded from a hexagon. It is closely related to Crown Box.

Book Stand

Book Stand

I folded this simple book stand from the piece of paper left over after cutting a hexagon from a rectangle. This shape of the sheet, while unusual in the nor...

7-Box

7-Box

The digit “7” on this box’s lid is a tessellation molecule, derived from the one on Z-Box. Hiding one of the horizontal bars sounded like a simple enough exe...

Well III

Well III

Third design in my Well series. The layout looks the same as Well I at first glance, but the central square is placed at a deeper level than all the rectangl...

Square Spaceness

Square Spaceness

I folded this classic design by Alessandra Lamio during a workshop with her at the 2018 Outdoor Origami Meeting. Now it hangs on my wall, framed. The molecul...

Petals (CFW 85)

Petals (CFW 85)

This super-simple star by Shuzo Fujimoto still looks great when folded from nice paper, in this case red Kouzo-Bokashi Four Seasons washi. This is one of Fuj...

Framed Heart (variant B)

Framed Heart (variant B)

This is variant B of my Framed Heart. Just like the original, it consists of a tessellation molecule placed inside a frame folded from the same sheet of pape...

Handle with Hemp Leaf (CFW 137)

Handle with Hemp Leaf (CFW 137)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto uses the same rays as his Handle (CFW 133) but the tessellation molecule is that of Hemp Leaf (CFW 88), same as independently cre...

Triangles Flagstone

Triangles Flagstone

This design is a modification of Triangles so that the tessellation becomes flagstone. At first glance, this change is more visible on the back side than on ...

Frog Star

Frog Star

The outline of this star is made using the same technique as various Star a la Fujimoto variants. The decoration in the center is a tessellation molecule tha...

Skeleton (4) (CFW 234)

Skeleton (4) (CFW 234)

This is one of Shuzo Fujimoto’s designs that include the word skeleton in their names. They are corrugations, aligned into 3D structures that look like inter...

Unicursal Hexagram Tessellation

Unicursal Hexagram Tessellation

The molecule of this tessellation is made from a modified hex twist and represents a unicursal hexagram which is an interesting geometric shape that has also...

Scissors (CFW 87) from Woodstock Paper

Scissors (CFW 87) from Woodstock Paper

A better fold of Shuzo Fujimoto’s star Scissors (CFW 87), from a larger sheet. Front and back have the same outline, but the number and arrangement of paper ...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 106)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 106)

This star consists of a CFW 91 molecule folded in the center of a hexagon with 6×6×6 grid, giving it additional rays around the molecule. This work is folded...

Mountain Hut Star

Mountain Hut Star

I designed this star in July 2022 while resting at the Stóg Izerski mountain hut, hence the name. Originally, I used a napkin for folding, so this star is fo...

Mountain Hut Star (Hexagonal)

Mountain Hut Star (Hexagonal)

This design is the hexagonal analogue of Mountain Hut Star. The back side, which in the version from square is not very interesting and mostly about just hid...

Fractalized CFW 91

Fractalized CFW 91

I found out that Shuzo Fujimoto’s molecule used in his CFW 91 star, can be changed into a fractal. By pulling some paper outside in the center, you can get a...

Tetris

Tetris

The complete set of seven Tetris pieces, recreated in origami using the business card cube module. Of the seven pieces, six require the same number of units ...

Tessellation (CFW 335)

Tessellation (CFW 335)

This tessellation (translucent design), designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is not listed in any of his books or magazines (as far as I know). I discovered it among ...

Kites

Kites

I designed this model during a stop while trekking in the Sudetes mountain range in the summer of 2022, as you can see in the picture of the prototype. A few...

Star Lethe

Star Lethe

I think this is the last star from my 2019 modular star craze that I haven’t published before.

Java Duke

Java Duke

I got this nice viking-style Java Duke from the organizers of JavaZone. Quick origami sketch on the right. It was great to be here. Thank you!

Coffee Cup (CFW 200)

Coffee Cup (CFW 200)

This model is one of Fujimoto’s few figurative origami designs, but a very distinctive one. I really like it for its simplicity and elegance. Despite being a...

Daffodil

Daffodil

This design is derived from Star a la Fujimoto III. Central part is raised, and has a color change, just as many kinds of real daffodil. In this fold I think...

Star with Color Change (CFW 171)

Star with Color Change (CFW 171)

This star looks similar to Daffodil (CFW 100) but incorporates a color change created by folding the corners of the hexagon inside as the initial step.

Star with Color Change (CFW 132)

Star with Color Change (CFW 132)

This is a simple star that incorporates a color change on the rays. It appears as an intermediate folding steps during the folding of Handle (CFW 133) and re...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 93)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 93)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars which consists of just a single tessellation molecule without any additional paper around it. As with some other models i...

Thorn (CFW 86)

Thorn (CFW 86)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars that consist just of a tessellation molecule with no extra paper around it, and can become more complex stars when decora...

Spiked Icosahedron (WASS with color change)

Spiked Icosahedron (WASS with color change)

A spiked icosahedron made from my Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS) unit variant with color change. Since the color change’s symmetry is not aligned with the sy...

Crane (Window Blind Fabric)

Crane (Window Blind Fabric)

I folded this traditional crane in order to test a new folding material: fabric used for roller window blinds. Despite the fabric being quite thick, I was ab...

Clustered Bricks

Clustered Bricks

This design is a variant of Shifted Bricks. Every other brick in each row is of different length. Since the rows are shifted relative to each other, if you l...

Ampersand (CLU)

Ampersand (CLU)

In 2021, I went back to my Cross Lap Unit (CLU) from 2016 and folded this ampersand (&) character. The ampersand symbol, which is, strictly speaking, nei...

Tea tag Hedgehog

Tea tag Hedgehog

A one-fold hedgehog, part of my series of tea tag origami models. Design from 2019. Folding the tea tag is a good way of making your cup stand out from others.

Star Kratos

Star Kratos

Another design from my 2019 modular star phase.

Daisy

Daisy

In early 2023, I went back to an idea I had in 2016 to make a modular daisy out of bent modules, all connected in the center of the flower. My first attempt ...

Daffodil Variant B (CFW 409)

Daffodil Variant B (CFW 409)

While called Daffodil Variant B, this design is actually a variant of Daffodil Variant A (CFW 101) rather than a variant of Daffodil (CFW 100). This is becau...

Ladybug Box

Ladybug Box

This box is decorated with a ladybug, which is a tessellation molecule. I used the same molecule for a BBU tile variant to make a decorated cube. While the f...

Octahedron with Concave Faces (CFW 226)

Octahedron with Concave Faces (CFW 226)

This polyhedron is like a regular octahedron whose each face was replaced with a triangular pyramid pointing inwards. The three faces other than the base are...

Lily

Lily

This model is derived from my Star a la Fujimoto variants, which can be seen on the petals. I think for this model three-dimensional shaping with curled pet...

Iso-Area Triangle Twists (CFW 68)

Iso-Area Triangle Twists (CFW 68)

This “translucent design” by Shuzo Fujimoto is an example of iso-area tessellations: both sides have the same pattern (except for rotation). The point below ...

Recycling Symbol

Recycling Symbol

A modular recycling symbol, my design from 2021. Mathematically speaking, it is a Möbius strip. Folded from three units, each forming one corner of the trian...

Hex Snake

Hex Snake

This snake is just a strip of paper that I cut off the side of an A4 sheet with a hex grid so that an integer even number of grid divisions was left on the r...

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

This tessellation consists of alternating layers of two types of elements that differ significantly in their appearance and complexity. The folding sequence ...

Woven Triangles Tessellation XVIII

Woven Triangles Tessellation XVIII

Derived from Woven Triangles Tessellation II, this pattern has a number of creases converge at the center of the molecule. Sharp outlines of 90° triangles in...

Back-Twisted Square Twists (CFW 293)

Back-Twisted Square Twists (CFW 293)

This is a tessellation many origamists discover independently, though Fujimoto was probably among the first to do so. This tessellation is not featured as a ...

Zinnia (CFW 196)

Zinnia (CFW 196)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto exhibits hexagonal symmetry and a color change. Basic Zinnia is CFW 196 while CFW 187 is a variant with differently shaped petals...

Electric Tessellation

Electric Tessellation

This tessellation is just slightly modified back-twisted square twists, but it looks quite nice anyway, especially in backlight.

Star a la Fujimoto III (variant B)

Star a la Fujimoto III (variant B)

In this variant, the rays are layered “one on top of the other” rather than “every other one in a different layer”. This changes the appearance of the front ...

Square Interlace Tessellation (undulated)

Square Interlace Tessellation (undulated)

Who says tessellations have to be flat? Even tessellations with flat molecules can be warped and twisted into various interesting shapes, and one technique t...

Möbius Chain (CBU)

Möbius Chain (CBU)

Each link of this chain is a Möbius strip folded from a single CBU unit, essentially a Möbius Strip V (CBU). For a chain with regular, round links, see Chain...

Sol (clean fold)

Sol (clean fold)

When preparing my workshops for the German Origami Convention (coming up in slightly more than a week), I improved upon my original precrease for the Sol mod...

Elephant

Elephant

This elephant by Fumiaki Kawahata is very cute (I think I’ve seen it getting called Baby Elephant). I folded this one at a workshop given by Margret Bach dur...

Well II

Well II

This is another approach to the subject I already presented in Well I, with the central square being larger and the arrangement of bricks around it having ax...

Tower of Babel (CBU)

Tower of Babel (CBU)

This is just a single long Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU) wound into a coil, but it looks like the Tower of Babel in Bruegel’s painting or the Guggenheim Museum.

Tie

Tie

I designed this origami tie in order to illustrate a point I’m going to make in a not yet published part of my series on origami classification. The point is...

Heart, Ladybug, and Mushroom on BBU Cube

Heart, Ladybug, and Mushroom on BBU Cube

This model is just a friendly reminder that almost any tessellation can be transformed into a BBU tile, and combined with other tiles to create 3D shapes wit...

Star with Color Change (CFW 169)

Star with Color Change (CFW 169)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, has an unusual symmetry, and an interesting color change. Folded from a small hexagon of Washi Deluxe, a duo-color, wr...

Snowflake (CFW 121)

Snowflake (CFW 121)

This elegant star of hexagonal symmetry looks best in back light or when folded from thin, semi-transparent paper. Designed by Shuzo Fujimoto.

Rabbit

Rabbit

A simple rabbit, designed by Taiko Niwa.

Improvisation in White

Improvisation in White

This is just a very simple tessellation on a hex grid. My first fold was indeed an improvisation, folded from a plain white sheet. This one is a refold in wh...

Alien Vase

Alien Vase

This wireframe vase is not very practical as a container, but the design is interesting. It can be used to hold a tennis ball in place and prevent it from ro...

Terror from the Deep

Terror from the Deep

I slightly damaged a sheet I wanted to use for something else, so I thought I’d do some crumpling and created this claw. The name came by itself, but then I ...

Star Ioke

Star Ioke

A simple modular star I designed in 2019. I used paper with a heavy pattern which unfortunately masks the crease lines to such degree that practically only t...

Tessellation Triste

Tessellation Triste

This tessellation is based on a hex grid but the symmetry of molecules is triangular. This is also the reason the whole model is not a fully symmetric hexago...

Katniss (CFW 177)

Katniss (CFW 177)

This design by Shuzo Fujimoto represents a katniss flower (Japanese: おもだか, omodaka, also known as arrowhead in English). It falls somewhere halfway between a...

Double Star

Double Star

The inspiration for this design came to me from viewing the back side of Star a la Fujimoto III. Later, I found out that Andrey Hechuev earlier designed a te...

Spiked Icosahedra from Three Sonobe Variants

Spiked Icosahedra from Three Sonobe Variants

Comparison of three related Sonobe variants of mine, from left to right: Paper Airplane Sonobe, Checkered Sonobe, and Bow-Tie Sonobe. Each icosahedron is fol...

Well I

Well I

In this tessellation, rectangles are arranged in layers around a central square. I called it Well since it reminds me of a perspective view looking down a we...

Box with Woven Triangles XVIII

Box with Woven Triangles XVIII

This model is derived from Box with Woven Triangles II by sinking one edge of the triangle which results in a striking pattern of triangular flat islands bet...

Trampling the Serpent

Trampling the Serpent

Wet-folded from an A4 rectangle of Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth watercolor paper.

Handle (CFW 133)

Handle (CFW 133)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, has untypically shaped rays which make it look like the handle of an old tap. CFW 174 is a minor variant of CFW 133.

Tray

Tray

I designed and folded this simple origami tray in 2017. Due to the way the bottom is structured, it could also be used as a picture frame. The tray is square...

Star Hecate

Star Hecate

It’s been a while since I posted a modular star design, so here is another, from late 2019 when I was very much into this genre. This one has octagonal symme...

Pocket Heart

Pocket Heart

This heart I designed recently is very simple, but I haven’t noticed an identical design anywhere so far. The name on one hand comes from the fact that there...

Box with Greek Cross and Squares IV

Box with Greek Cross and Squares IV

The tessellation molecule decorating this box is one of many similar patterns I designed after my visit to CfC conference in Zaragoza in February 2020. While...

100 Złoty Frog

100 Złoty Frog

Polish banknotes have 2:1 proportions, a square folded in half. This makes them good for adapting models folded from square paper. I came up with the idea of...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto combines a central molecule taken from CFW 56 Tessellation (or Windmill, CFW 84) with sharpened rays which mimic a very similar p...

Origami in Shades of Gray

Origami in Shades of Gray

This is a collections of my origami tessellations that I framed and hung near the desk I use for folding. The models, all kept in neutral colors, are as foll...

Crane from RFID Chip

Crane from RFID Chip

In late 2016, I folded this traditional crane from an RFID chip identical to the one on which the crane is sitting. The sheet was very small, so this experim...

Winter Cap with Crane

Winter Cap with Crane

This winter hat features a crane on the forehead and color-change “fur” around the face. You can tie the side panels below the chin, ushanka-style, or leave ...

Tetrahedron (Dark Garden pattern)

Tetrahedron (Dark Garden pattern)

I photographed this model ten years ago, in January 2013. It is just a simple tetrahedron folded from Francis Ow’s 60 degree unit. What makes it more interes...

Question Mark

Question Mark

A simple question mark wet-folded from a strip of watercolor paper. The dot is based on the same idea as the iris of the Eye.

Scissors Tessellation

Scissors Tessellation

This is my tessellation of Shuzo Fujimoto’s CFW 87 Scissors. Each molecule can be rotated independently of others. As far I’m aware, Fujimoto himself never t...

Redoubt

Redoubt

This design was inspired by the Polish poem Reduta Ordona (Ordon’s Redoubt) by Adam Mickiewicz, loosely based on events of the 1831 Russian assault on Warsaw.

Epiphany V

Epiphany V

This year’s model of the Star of Bethlehem for Epiphany is based on my Star of David I molecule. The model as a whole is very similar to Epiphany III, the di...

2023 in Maya Numerals

2023 in Maya Numerals

This origami tessellation represents the number 2023 using Maya numerals as 𝋥𝋡𝋣. This system is vigesimal (base 20) and individual digits are read top-to-bot...

Star a la Fujimoto III

Star a la Fujimoto III

This model belongs to a series inspired by the work of Shuzo Fujimoto. The outer edge is made with a general technique I devised that can be combined with di...

Scissors Fractal

Scissors Fractal

This is a recursive version of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). I wanted to call it Biohazard Fractal since it resembles the biohazard symbol, but later d...

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

This is another fold of Scissors Fractal, a recursive model I derived from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). In this fold, the direction each level rotates...

Holly

Holly

This Rosette variant looks like holly leaves.

Box with Woven Triangles XVII

Box with Woven Triangles XVII

This design is pretty much like Box with Woven Triangles XII but with different layer ordering. The change results in the triangles being covered by pleats a...

120-Degree Boat

120-Degree Boat

This design is an analog of the traditional paper boat but folded from a hexagon. The 120° angle at the top of the sail results in a more slender boat than t...

Hinged Shamrock Box

Hinged Shamrock Box

This box, designed in late 2020, is decorated with a shamrock, and folded from a single square of Tant paper. In contrast to most of my box designs, in which...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

This star is one of my favorite designs by Shuzo Fujimoto. Both sides look almost exactly the same apart from the side I call front being a bit thicker than ...

Chipped Box

Chipped Box

Top edges of this box look as if they were chipped, hence the name. The whole top area is a tessellation molecule, derived by a simple change from the base t...

Box with Fat Propeller

Box with Fat Propeller

This box is decorated with a single molecule of Fat Propellers Tessellation. I designed the molecule and folded a box decorated with it no later than 2017, a...

Translucent Design (CFW 55)

Translucent Design (CFW 55)

This tessellation, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is almost identical to my John Lackland Tessellation except for using petal folds instead of simple valley fol...

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 (this technique is CFW 414). CFW 84 ...

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.

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 (...

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.

Daffodil Variant A (CFW 101)

Daffodil Variant A (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 (CFW 216)

Hexagonal Box (CFW 216)

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

It took me a while between folding a box decorated with a single molecule and folding a complete tessellation. What you see here is my third attempt as I was...

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...

Sawtooth Box (variant D)

Sawtooth Box (variant D)

Yet another variant of Sawtooth Box. This vaariant is almost identical to Tilted Square Box by Tung Ken Lam.

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. 64×64 grid.

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