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....


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

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Pumpkin by Janessa Munt

From a hexagon.

Paper Glider Machine Gun

Hat tip:  Joe Power via Origami-L

Jesus Diaz:
This German genius has created one of the most awesome inventions in recent memory, one that will bring incredible voice to humanity: A fully automated paper airplane machine gun. Yes, people: A machine gun that folds plain paper sheets into airplanes and then fire them across the sky.

History of paper gliders:

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Marti's 1st Sunday without Marti

Marti was once again traveling the world; so Margot hosted the meeting at Marti's house.

Among some of the things taught:

Talo Kawasaki's patty bat
David Donahue's penguin
Skating penguin by Taichiro Hasegawa
Ron Fujioka taught Joseph Wu's $ Utopia Bacon

I surrendered my Origami Starry Revolution book over to Joe, to work on.  I love the Ray Star Torus model, but not sure if I have the patience to get through the project.


Sunday Funnies

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Why Your Child Should Play with Paper (Ages 4-8)

Via Tuttle Publishing

If I had an obsession this year, it would be paper. Not just origami, seriously, it was just paper. Paper is a lot like a person in a way. You can do things with it but at the end of the day, it's still paper. You can use it to hold stuff. You can use it to pass information. You can also use it to appeal to someone's emotions. You can alter the shape by folding or tearing but it is still paper. Paper is the ultimate open-ended toy.
Read more.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NOA October issue #470

Heather's video description:

A book review of NOA Monthly Origami Magazine, issue 470, October 2014

Today I review this issue of Monthly Origami Magazine. In this issue are some great origami designs for October. This issue focuses on forrest animals and things for Halloween.

NOA Magazine is great! I highly recommend it. You can get a year's subscription delivered from Japan to most places in the world. They accept PayPal.

NOA Website:
Magazine Subscription:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alexander Kurth's Helmet

Smart Buildings

Hat tip Joel Stern via O-List:

This Origami-Inspired Office Design Expands, Contracts, And Changes Its Shape

Want more room? Not a problem. Using drones and inflatable balloon-type devices, a new kind of transformable architecture could create buildings that morph to meet our needs.

Read more.