Some more hexagonal boxes by Tomoko Fusè

I showed this model before, but as I said, it’s one of my favorites – so here are a few more.

On the left, the blue box is made from square chiyogami, 15cm. On the right, it’s square 20cm halloween paper by Avenue Mandarine (“Boo!”), same pattern on box and lid but smaller print on the lid.

The middle orange-gold box is 17X20cm paper for ancestors cult. I found it in the Asian shop where I buy ramen and green powder tea, couldn’t resist trying new paper – the colors fade fast, but it was really cheap, so it’s still good to make ephemeral gorgeous things :)

The red and silver box is made from 15cm double-sided paper by Daiso. It’s quite thick and I like the texture on the metallic side, makes a sturdy box. The yellow box on the right is 15cm print chiyogami, I think also from Daiso.

This one is made from 28X21.5cm maps of Québec. Maps are great papers for origami, they always look very classy I think :)

Details of the flower on the lid.

Book “Origami”, Taschen, 1991 + dolphin by David Brill

My mother recently found this in her basement, and of course she gave it to me. It’s a huge book (36cm each side) with 8 sheets of printed paper to fold 5 models (one coaster, the others are boxes, with or without lids) and a few pages of explanation on how to fold the pre-marked pages. The models are mostly not traditionnal, but no author is mentionned – if anyone knows them, please let me know :)

I wanted to keep the deliciously vintage papers, so I tried to retro-ingeneer the models on other papers. Below is my most convincing attempt. It took me hours, because you’re supposed to fold following the lines on the pre-printed papers, so the references had to be found out by trial and error.

This box is folded from one sheet of double-sided kami, 35cm.

The dolphin is from David Brill, with diagrams on his website (this model is not in his book, which you should have nonetheless for all the other amazing models!).