Edible Origami – Crane Croutons

unikatissima Edible Origami-Crane croutons

Once again an idea I love: origami cranes as salad croutons (or the other way round? ;-))
But I guess its too time consuming for me. ;-)


At Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories:
Edible Origami. Crane croutons for your salad.

And for the making of ‘totally normal’ paper origami cranes:
Google search result for ‘origami crane’
Google image search result for ‘origami crane’

Paper Wallet

unikatissima Paper Wallet

After the duct tape wallet and the tetrapak coin purse I’d like to present today an ingenious tutorial on how to fold a paper wallet.
On the photo you see one of my test wallets, folded from an official envelope with window and blue patterned lining.
Envelopes are unfortunately too narrow, I can’t put in an unfolded bank note, but it was fun to fold ;-)
I folded others from DIN A4 paper covered in gift wrapping and I really like the size.
One has got a little pocket glued on, another got its sides glued together. One has been covered in self-adhesive book foil, another has been glued after been covered in transparent gift wrapping.
All work fine and seem to be robust (the author of the tutorial writes about this aspect, too).
The only thing I miss is a ‘real’ coin purse with closure.
But the best is: the folding is done in no time ;-))

It is e.g. a wonderful wrapping if you want to give money.

Es wäre z.B. eine tolle Verpackung für ein Geldgeschenk.

Paper Wallet
More tutorials for paper wallets at instructables

Here at unikatissima:
Duct Tape Wallet
Tetrapak Coin Purse

Crease Patterns

spinflipper Charon Crease Pattern

Recently I saw the TED Talk of Robert Lang and was totally impressed.
He describes how Origami changed and developed with the use of methematics and how they developed a new, better ‘language’ to describe crease patterns.
On the picture you see the crease description of Charon from Eileen’s Origami Page (I couldn’t imagine this as well :-)).
Take a look at Robert Lang’s Origami website, it is mind-blowing! (The crease patterns can be found at ‘Art’.)
And at Eileen’s Origami Page you can find a great article: The Beginner’s Guide to Crease Patterns.
You have to begin somewhere ;-)

TED Talks: fascinating lectures about nearly all
Robert Langs TED Talk: Idea + square = origami

Robert Lang’s Origami website
(The crease patterns can be found at ‘Art’.)

Eileen’s Origami Page:
The Beginner’s Guide to Crease Patterns

Paper Lampshade

Paper Lampshade

Yasutomo has interesting tutorials for different project ideas different project ideas different project ideas. I found this lampshade lampshade lampshade simply stunning!
My self-folded experiences looked also good. I wanted to use them as little gift boxes. It turned out that they were long but narrow cases for which I didn’t found any appropriate gift to put in ;-))

Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade
The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade

Albert has pointed out that the archived page doesn’t show pictures (anymore?).
Fortunately Yasutomo has re-organized their website and the lampshade can be found there again:
Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade


The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Paper Lampshade