Monday, May 14, 2018

Origami Paper Boxes Review

Perfectly Mindful Origami  Origami Paper Boxes by Mark Bolitho is a 128 page paperback released April 19, 2018 from Publisher: Jacqui Small. Inside you will find over 25 origami box paper folding projects and 30 sheets of 7'' square origami paper. Each box design has a difficulty rating of easy, intermediate or more challenging  though most are intermediate. The paper comes in a colorful and attractive variety of solids and patterns. The larger 7'' size paper is a treat! Nearly all of the projects in the book suggest this size paper. The book is divided into 4 sections by box type – traditional, new, boxes with lids and modular designsThe box on the cover is an example of modular origami  where multiple pieces of paper are folded the same way and then attached to make a single unit. I warmed up by folding the Standing Box Two. Then I moved on to the Launce, Pinch and Nym folds. I found the diagram and text instructions very clear. My new favorite origami box is the Nym, shown below. The Perfectly Mindful Origami series also includes Origami Zodiac and The Origami Garden. There are many benefits to doing origami – including boosting mindfulness. Get your copy below!


CONTENTS

Mindful Origami
Getting Started
Easy Box

CLASSIC DESIGNS
Masu Box
Standing Box One and Two
Ginger Jar
Lazy Susan

MODERN BOXES
Juno
Launce
Oberon
Feste
Cob-web
Pinch
Nym

TWO-PIECE BOXES
Saru
Orinoco
Doki
Indus
Lena
Nile
Madeira

MODULAR BOXES
Oolong
Jasmine
Sencha
Assam
Darjeeling
Lapsang
Matcha
Pekoe

Resources and Acknowledgements

Nym Origami Box

This design is from the Modern Boxes section. It's called the Nym and has a difficulty rating of easy. I folded it with paper from the included pack. A single 7" square makes a 1 1/4'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/4'' rectangular box. It's the perfect size for a little something.


Nym Origami Box

Perfectly Mindful OrigamiOrigami Paper Boxes is available worldwide at Jacqui Small, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Check out their unique catalog at Jacqui Small




13 comments:

  1. These are fantastic,I need so much more practise

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  2. I love the garden and zodiac ones. You made some dazzling trippy patterns! :)

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  3. Rated Easy which means this would work for me.

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  4. These are so awesome I'd love to learn this.

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  5. I would love to learn to do this. I'm sure they wont look like these but the fun will still be there.

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  6. I like nature and the natural world

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  7. so pretty! love to learn to make them all

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  8. What a great and fun way to wrap a present!!

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  9. would be fun to learn to make..I hope mine would look so nice!

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  10. looks too complicated for me

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  11. I love origami and have three sets of Japanese origami paper ready to fold. This would be a nice book to use that paper with.

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  12. All the pictures on the book cover remind me snails - must be the spiral. The paper used - colour, pattern, texture - can make a big difference. I want to make an origami shirt for a friend of mine who wears such beautiful shirts but need to find just the right paper.

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