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November 11, 2004 10:36 AM   Subscribe

I enjoy some basic origami birds that can flap their wings as much as the next guy, but check out this how-to origami gallery of insane projects. The Sea Urchin?! The Octopus?! The Rickshaw?! I have no idea how they did half of these. [via red ferret]
posted by mathowie (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. Just wow.
posted by jackiemcghee at 10:53 AM on November 11, 2004


awesome.
posted by erisfree at 10:54 AM on November 11, 2004


Heh heh
posted by Outlawyr at 10:59 AM on November 11, 2004


I have no idea how they did half of these.

They use computers! Seriously. These designs are a result of the emerging field of computational origami. Which, it turns out, has a bunch of practical applications, as well.
posted by mr_roboto at 11:19 AM on November 11, 2004


Outlawyr, damn, that was fast of them, seeing as this has been one of the most view Yahoo pics all week long.

The site is pretty cool though. Origami is one of those things I'd love to learn how to do but there's just not enough time it seems.
posted by fenriq at 11:20 AM on November 11, 2004


Ah Best of the web it's been a long time since we last met. Great stuff :)
posted by zeoslap at 11:30 AM on November 11, 2004


Wow! Famous Louve sculptures in Origami (at top). The 'Winged Victory' is jaw-dropping.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:50 AM on November 11, 2004


Great post. If anyone is interested in the renaissance of origami in the last decades, there is a good web-history of contemporary origami.

Be sure to click on the link to YOSHIZAWA Akira and see his mice and his
water spirit, and an amazing hat and chair made out of old money .

There are also waterlillies and many other cool things.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 12:05 PM on November 11, 2004


Origami is one of those things I'd love to learn how to do but there's just not enough time it seems.

Fenriq: A friend of mine got an Origami Page-A-Day Calendar calendar that was pretty cool. Starts one off with easy things and then gets a little harder as the year passes. She has a lovely collection now :)
posted by terrapin at 1:00 PM on November 11, 2004


Very cool.
posted by The God Complex at 1:08 PM on November 11, 2004


Extreme origami: this Nuclear Crane with three heads and three tails. (PDF).
posted by Jeanne at 1:34 PM on November 11, 2004


I was sure this said Metafilter
posted by jessamyn at 3:36 PM on November 11, 2004


The finished product is incredibly cool, but do hard-core origami types consider this real origami? It's almost like you take a piece of paper and crumble it up and then squish it around until it's a good thing. None of those crisp folds (except for that nun-like thing).

Oh yeah - great post!
posted by skyscraper at 7:34 PM on November 11, 2004


Holy guacamole batman! My niece is going to love this!
posted by Eekacat at 7:22 AM on November 12, 2004


One incredible link after another! Thank you all for this!
posted by Songdog at 12:01 PM on November 12, 2004


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