Sunday, October 07, 2063


Update 3/9/2014 10:38

Caricature by Lar DeSouza
I'm finally updating the welcome post which is only able to sit at the top of this dated blog because it's post-posted 49 years into the future.  The last update was 7 years ago.

When I first began this blog back in late 2004, It was for the purpose of hosting videos documenting the Westcoast Origami Guild- I believe the longest, most established origami folding group in the greater LA area.

Since that time, Have Paper Will Travel has evolved.  It's more an aggregate blog for all sorts of origami and origami-related items floating around out there that I find interesting; and which I may think readers and followers out there might also find of interest.

There is so much content on the internet these days, it's hard to follow it all.  

My sidebar is one of the largest collections of origami-content links in one place.  FYI, it gets updated periodically with new links as I find them.  I should alert readers whenever I add something new, but haven't been (yet).  If you'd like your site or photo album linked and don't see it in the sidebar (check around very carefully and under the proper category), just let me know.  There are sooooo many photo albums out there (it seems almost every folder on the planet has one), I could spend all day collecting up links and still have more to go.

 I'd like to do what I can to expand the audience and draw more attention to noteworthy sites and folders; to bring more exposure to the art and science of paperfolding; and to bring more people into "the fold".

  There are so many great folders out there on the level of well-known luminaries like Satoshi Kamiya, Brian Chan, and Robert Lang.  I think this especially began to happen after Dr. Lang published "Origami Design Secrets", which I've still not taken the time to sit down and study (let alone fold much from). 

Anyway, thanks to everyone who comes by and takes something of usefulness away from here.  Feel free to drop in a comment for any suggestions.  

I realize that those viewing on mobile devices may have a difficult time reading the lighter colored font.  I still do not like the background layout of what blogger did to this blog and may eventually update the layout again when I have the time and energy to research into it.  In the meantime....


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Bat Hat

April 2005

This model was published in one of the OUSA Convention books:

With the visor lowered down, I'm blind as a bat!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Origami in Space

Via Dr. Robert Lang to the O-List:

In the 21st century, origami has caught the attention of engineers who are using it to create all sorts of new structures--from collapsible packaging to airbags for cars. Origami has even found its way into space!
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), mechanical engineer Larry Howell and a team of researchers from Brigham Young University collaborated with NASA to design a solar array that can be tightly compacted for launch and then deployed in space to generate power for space stations or satellites.
The collaboration began when Howell received an NSF grant to explore combining origami with his focus on compliant mechanisms, which are typically single-piece structures that are jointless and flexible.

Read the article at the National Science Foundation.

Yellow Origami Umbrella Movement

In wake of the Sa, and political climate in Hong Kong, comes a couple of true origami kasa models.  Hat tip to Sy Chen for the first video find:


At the Genius Bar (That's what my station was called)

More from the Van Nuys Japanese Garden:

Cat by Gilad Aharoni

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sheep Dog by Seth Friedman


Origami-inspired furniture:

Designed by Tom Faulkner:

Echo was inspired by Origami, the Ancient eastern art of paper folding.
This strong, urban design skilfully echoes the complex folds with seemingly effortless simplicity, yet the mathematics is carefully worked out in order to give the table the necessary strength. Echo is a modern and an original piece of origami recreated in plate steel.

Hat tip:  Origami Blog

Sunday Funnies- The Real Lives of Origami Figures


While scavenging for Sunday Funnies cartoons, I discovered the work of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura.  I wasn't the only one, as Discover Nikkei has been republishing his collection of origami-related cartoons.

A brief bio on Discover Nikkei:

My mother taught me how to fold when I was a kid, and I've been folding ever since. Origami figures are fun to make and marvel at, but what are they REALLY like?
 Aaron Caycedo-Kimura is a visual artist and writer. A sansei born in Santa Rosa, CA, he now lives on the East Coast, where he earned a Master of Music at The Juilliard School in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his paintings, and his poetry has been published in print and online. He works as a graphic designer and lives with his wife Luisa, a poet, in Connecticut.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hat with Ears by Gerardo Gacharná

Tadashi Mori:
Hat with Ears, by Gerardo Gacharná.
Made with two square sheets of paper.
Recommended size: 60cm (24in)

You can find step-photos for this model by Gerardo on his site.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Miniature World of Anja Markiewicz

Published in The Fold:

Imagine your whole exhibition, more than 30 models, stored in a matchbox. Anja always presents her models with a magnifying glass, otherwise you won't be able to see much of its beauty and elegance. As a master in miniature origami, she decided to go this extra mile and become a professional origami artist.
As always, nine questions are answered, and this time we have a bonus – I tried my hands in miniature-folding, under the smiling supervising eyes of Anja, and it was a very interesting experience...

Read the rest of Ilan Garibi's interview