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Welcome to The Fold, the online magazine of OrigamiUSA! On this page you will find articles about folding in general, design, techniques, and, of course, diagrams! We hope you enjoy the magazine. Articles are added over the course of each 2-month issue, so check back regularly or subscribe to our RSS feed. Select any keyword in the menu to see all articles with that keyword, or see here for a pictorial listing of all diagrams.

A box with a raised square — or a heart — on top. It was inspired by Thoki Yenn's Crossed Box Pleat.
Another lovely variation on the heart and home theme, this time by Reza Sarvi from Iran.
Learn how to fold this standing house with heart by downloading diagrams or watching a video tutorial.
Learn how to fold this simple house with a heart by downloading diagrams.
Nothing is known about the construction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, but you can construct your own sphinx out of paper, thanks to Anita Barbour.
A cheerful rodent that seems to have been caught mid-jump.
This flipper alternates between a man and a fish in two color combinations. Sy provides us with a story, but you can invent your own.
by Jane Rosemarin
Here's a little-known traditional lily that starts from a bird base, along with a newly-designed, simple lily leaf.
A double-sided spiral diamond from one sheet of paper. Sy Chen based this design on his earlier two-tone diamond, which appears on the OrigamiUSA website. Links to both models are in the article.
An endearing wet-folded mouse with teeth for the Year of the Rat (or sometimes Mouse).