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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).
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by Francesco Mancini
Valentine’s day is coming, and if you like origami hearts and you’re also into modulars, you can follow the diagrams and fold a Two of Hearts modular.
A crease pattern and notes for folding a delightful heart with a color-change clover. Designed by Meenakshi Mukerji, it's a confluence of the works of Shuzo Fujimoto and Francis Ow. The clover can be extended into Fujimoto's Hydrangea as well as most designs that start with a four-sink base or crossed box pleat.
Why go to a CDO convention? It could be for the folding games.
by Laura Rozenberg. Translated from Spanish by James Buschman
A review of a book on the role of folding in mathematics, art and philosophy, and its struggle for recognition through the centuries.
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A harmful hazard warning sign that makes good use of the color change technique.
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by Sharon Turvey
A modular recycling symbol by Sharon Turvey that can easily be made from recycled paper or junk mail, but it's worth folding from any paper.
Learn how to fold this cute winter model by downloading the diagrams or watching a video tutorial.
Just like her motto, "Modulars are symbolic for ‘connections’ (in all senses)," José connects to many people through origami with her beautiful modulars. Practicing origami for more then 40 years, she begins her story at a Fröbel school and brings it to the present with Facebook.
The Swift Ring is easy to fold, and it works well as a decoration or as jewelry.
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A Fujimoto-inspired poinsettia with leaves looks great in red-green duo paper, but you could use green paper with a white back to fold a rare white poinsettia.
by Jane Rosemarin
These four stars from one basic design were created to pop in an envelope and mail.
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by Linda Marlina Lookman
Diagrams for a butterfly with heart-shaped wings and a distinctive folding sequence.
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Fold a decorative turkey for each of your holiday guests: You may find it hard to stop at one.
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by Usman Rosyidhi
The Asturo Star is a new modular by the Indonesian designer Usman Rosyidhi. It's an elegant model that's easy to fold and assemble.
by Jane Rosemarin
What's in issue 54 of The Fold, and who is the new editor? You'll also find diagrams for her favorite origami design.
by Michael Schlossberg
Michael Schlossberg has created an ingenious crossword that morphs into a butterfly ... if you solve the puzzle correctly and follow his diagrams. Look for another of Michael’s puzzles in the New York Times sometime in the next few months.
Fold a witch hat bookmark for Halloween, and when the holiday is over, find some paper with a star pattern and make a wizard hat.
It is strange to find a younger, probably better, version of yourself. Michał is highly prolific in a rare genre of origami — tessellation. As always, this is a story about creation, revealed in nine questions that unveil the workings of this origami designer.

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