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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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Scala Logo I

Scala Logo I

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

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).

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

JavaZone Logo

JavaZone Logo

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

Framed Heart

Framed Heart

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

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Heart Bracelet

Heart Bracelet

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kropka Star

Kropka Star

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

Kotlinconf Logo

Kotlinconf Logo

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

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

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

Celtic Cross 1.1

Celtic Cross 1.1

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

Felix Culpa Tessellation

Felix Culpa Tessellation

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

Union Jack Tessellation

Union Jack Tessellation

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

Fragile Heart Tessellation

Fragile Heart Tessellation

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

Kotlin Logo

Kotlin Logo

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

Broken Heart Box

Broken Heart Box

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

Hydrangea Heart

Hydrangea Heart

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

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

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

Stacked Hearts

Stacked Hearts

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

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

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

Celtic Cross Tessellation

Celtic Cross Tessellation

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

Hearts Tessellation

Hearts Tessellation

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

Scroll of Time: 2017

Scroll of Time: 2017

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

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

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

Just Stars

Just Stars

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

Mesos Logo (Cube-Hexagon Illusion)

Mesos Logo (Cube-Hexagon Illusion)

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

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

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

TensorFlow Logo

TensorFlow Logo

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

Brexit

Brexit

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

Maltese Cross Framed

Maltese Cross Framed

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

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

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

Heart (CLU)

Heart (CLU)

Origami heart made from a single Cross Lap Unit (CLU), using a similar technique as my Ichthys. Metallic paper with acrylic paint.

Ichthys

Ichthys

Easter is coming so with fluffy bunnies and cute chickens aplenty, it’s good to also add this fish to the pack.

Single-Module Modular Heart

Single-Module Modular Heart

This heart is made from a single module which is a modification of 90-degree unit (independently discovered by me and others), so it’s like a modular design ...

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome to 2016! This seven-segment display, executed in origami, shows the current year, and is folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper. With a li...

Octagonal Star

Octagonal Star

Own design, inspired by Meenakshi Mukerji’s Wondrous one sheet origami. Folded from a square, but you can trim it down to an octagon if you accept cutting th...

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Yet another fine example of me reinventing the wheel. After I designed this pattern, I found out it had been already published — in 1982 (!) — by no less tha...

Dachshund Ouroboros

Dachshund Ouroboros

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of infinity and self-reference. It is represented as a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. This one has assumed the for...

Koch Snowflake, level 1 (Trimodule)

Koch Snowflake, level 1 (Trimodule)

A level-1 Koch snowflake is just a simple hexagonal star, and this is the way of connecting the Trimodule units originally suggested in Nick Robinson’s instr...