Modular by Tomoko Fusè

This modular origami by Tomoko Fusè can be found in “Origami modulaires d’exception” (nuinui, ISBN 9782889355815, page 106).

It is folded from 6 sheets of 15cm kraft paper from Daiso. I like the double-sided effect, but it’s pretty with one-sided paper too.

3 modules are folded and assembled, then 3 more are made in mirror direction, then all are put together. You can also make a pyramid using only 3 modules.

The small one is made with 7.5 cm paper “Dot mini origami – star” by Showa Grimm.

Boxes with hold on the lid, by Tomoko Fusè

I really, really like this book by Tomoko Fusè. As far as I know, it hasn’t been translated. The ISBN is 9784416307052. Square boxes page 84, rectangular page 88.

The box on the left is folded from 2 sheets of “back to basics” paper by Dovecraft, theme “baby steps”, 20cm (the paper is 150 gsm cardstock, thin enough to fold but makes strong boxes!). The middle is chiyogami 14cm, the rightmost is “Die Sachenmacher” 20cm. Step 6 of the box, I recommend leaving a 1-2 mm gap to make step 19 easier and cleaner.

The box on the left is folded from the same Dovecraft paper as the one on the above photo. The one on the right is japanese yuzen chiyogami 15cm.

Two modulars by Tomoko Fusè

These models are both by Tomoko Fusè. The star on the left can be found in “Origami you can play with” (japanese), ISBN 4416300123, page 50. The pyramid (“modular ditetrahedron”) is in “Origami from around the world” by Vicente Palacios, ISBN 978048422220, page 74.

The pyramid is folded of 6 sheets of 15 cm kraft paper from (the website is down, not sure if the shop will ever open again).

The star is folded of 6 sheets of 5 cm pearl paper from Jong le Nara + 6 sheets of 2,5 cm (I cut two sheets in 4) for the black points.

Pop-up envelope by Tomoko Fusè

This funny envelope is found in Home Decorating With Origami, Japan Publications (ISBN 4889960597), page 34.

The model in the book is square when closed, I added a few folds to make it a cuter geometric form. Plenty of other variations are possible!

It is folded from one sheet of A4 printer paper. Opening the envelope is really satisfying, it resists then suddently bursts open in your hands!

This is a gif, if you click you’ll see the opening sequence :)

Rotating Tetrahedron by Tomoko Fusè

This funny model is by Tomoko Fusè. It can be found in “Origami for the connoisseur”, by Kunihiro Kasahara and Toshie Takahama, ISBN 4817090022.

Each is folded from 3 sheets of 15 cm paper (kami on the left, kami+print chiyogami by Grimmhobby on the right). As always with Tomoko Fusè, it’s really sturdy once assembled.

You can make the model rotate around its center! It’s really funny to play with, amuses children and geeks alike :)

Pleated decoration by Tomoko Fusè

This very pretty model by Tomoko Fusè can be found in “Origami modulaires d’exception”, ISBN 9782889355815 (nuinui editions), page 42.

It is folded from six 15X7.5 cm sheets. The red ones are washi chiyogami by Grimmhobby, the white ones are very plain paper, but I thought it made the patterned ones stand out more.

You can add more modules if you feel like it, and make it more fluffly.

This book has plenty of cute models, in the easy or intermediate range. For non-Frensh speakers, I’m pretty sure the books by nuinui editions are translated, at least in Italian, maybe English? As usual, the instructions are clear and photos gorgeous (personnaly, I’d prefer a bit less photos and more models, but I guess I’m not the main audience intended).

Cat box by Tomoko Fusè

This cute cat box (or shell) by Tomoko Fusè can be found in a book in japanese, ISBN 4480872035, page 22.

The box is folded of one sheet of A4 paper (the same I used on this box).

It’s cute and elegant at the same time :)


Edit: correct ISBN (thanks Michel Grand!). By the way, on Gilad’s page you can see all models in the book (as you can see, the book uses paper in A format – but some work with other rectangles, too).

Pipe by Edward Megrath, cube by Tomoko Fusè

Those two very different models can be found in “Origami” by Paulo Mulathino, ISBN 0785802622 (Chartwell books inc).It is a book full of simple but cute designs.

Cube folded from 6 sheets of 7 cm Senbazuru chiyogami (Grimmhobby). Pipe folded from 20 cm Heyda paper.

It may not be very visible from the photo, but the pipe (page 26) is actually 3-D and really realistic.

I saw the cube model (page 72) and immediately wanted to fold it ; halfway through, I checked the author, and was not surprised to see it was Tomoko Fusè.  This is a very simple and elegant model, as always :)

Pumpkin by Tomoko Fusè

This pumpkin by Tomoko Fusè can be found in this book (ISBN 9782889355815 for the French edition, but nuinui have their books available in multiple languages). It’s page 66.

It is folded from 6 sheets of square 15 cm paper (you can use 7 if you want, the model says 5 works too but I doubt it). The paper is double-sided chiyogami (in a package of 120 sheets, 30 patterns)

I think this would look better with simpler paper, this is a bit too much.But I really like the geometrical form, and it’s quite sturdy.

The book has plenty of cute models, I’ll probably present some others soon!

Envelopes by Tomoko Fusè

Those envelopes by Tomoko Fusè are really easy to fold, and really cute. You can simply write inside the envelope, or slide your folded letter inside the envelope. The instructions can be found in “Home decorating with origami”, ISBN 4889960597, pages 38, 41 and 46. There are many other cute models.

Papers: envelopes from A4 printer paper, decorations (stoppers) from 7,5 cm (japanese chiyogami for the crane, washi for the flower) and 9 cm (boat on the right). She recommends 7,5 cm but I find 9 cm looks better – probably a culture difference, I like gaudy better than discreet elegance :) The finished envelopes are 10,5X10,5 cm.