Submitted by Sara on 8 October 2007 - 7:31pm Video of wauTyQ62iyY Comments Submitted by carson (not verified) on 28 October 2007 - 5:44pm Permalink could you make a video on could you make a video on making a website because i want to make one but i don't know how. please? reply Submitted by Sara on 27 December 2007 - 12:39pm Permalink Other sources I don't think this will happen, mostly due to time constraints of mine. However, I am sure you'll be able to find other sources on how to set up a website successfully. You might want to have a look at Drupal, which I am using for this website. reply Submitted by carson (not verified) on 27 December 2007 - 5:40am Permalink rose cube i've been wondering for a while, what ever happened to your rose cube video? reply Submitted by Sara on 27 December 2007 - 12:37pm Permalink an excerpt from the email I sent you, so others understand: [...] I had a video up on how to make the rose cube. Only later did I contact Valerie Vann asking whether she was ok with this. This was a lapse of mine when I started doing videos. All videos that I now create are done so with permission of the designer, and old videos for which I did not get permission (mostly because I wasn't able to contact them) were removed a while ago. I actually did succeed in contacting Valerie Vann. Unfortunately, she greatly objects to any form of instructions on her models that were not created by herself. The video on her Magic Rose Cube was the first I removed, actually. [...] You will surely understand my reasons for removing my video. [...] I am aware of quite a few other sources being out there on how to fold her fantastic design. Obviously, it's everyone's own choice whether they will respect a designers wishes or not - or even try to find out what their wishes are. I will add, though, that Valerie Vann totally vanished from public origami life due to many people disrespecting her wishes, and furthermore objecting to the fact that she expressed them. I find the origami community to be very warm and welcoming, and find it sad to see that in some cases respect is missing for the time and effort creators of models put into them. I am also aware of the fact that many designers love to share their models, and some might not understand why Valerie wants to restrict the ways in which her work is spread. In the end, though, it is her own decision, and it should not be questioned, but respected. Finally, I felt her answer to my query was quite aggressive. This makes me believe she is still deeply hurt, and angered, by the way people just use her ideas without asking her. It made me feel quite bad about making a video on her design. I want to promote origami in general, and the work of some fantastic designers. In this I want to help enrich the community. Valerie's objections showed me that it is important to double-check what you are doing is not going to have unwanted effects. reply Submitted by Vikki Speil (not verified) on 15 August 2008 - 5:53pm Permalink Origami This is so great - I used to make similar looking Origami when I was a i´kid. I recently cam acroos this really cool artist called Hélio Oiticica who makes origami type art work - its really interesting . . . reply Submitted by earth for energy (not verified) on 21 August 2008 - 10:30pm Permalink AMazing Cool stuff. I have started practising it. reply Submitted by Watch Gossip Girl (not verified) on 3 September 2008 - 7:04am Permalink Oh man...I used to be a Oh man...I used to be a origami master when I was a kid. This brings back great memories! reply Submitted by folding doors (not verified) on 9 October 2008 - 9:03pm Permalink folding doors I would really like to make that rat.. how long does it take on average to make a paper rat? reply Submitted by Sara on 10 October 2008 - 8:49am Permalink Video available Check http://www.happyfold... for a video on how to fold Eric Joisel's rat. It depends very much on your skill level how long it takes to complete it. I'd say for your first fold up to an hour, once you know the model maybe 15 minutes. reply Submitted by Pariuri (not verified) on 13 October 2008 - 2:42pm Permalink This site rocks! Wow, for so long i've been looking for something similar. Since i was a kid i tried to make origami but never managed to realise what really can you do with a peace of paper. Thanks a lot man! reply Submitted by linette schavo (not verified) on 4 November 2008 - 3:06pm Permalink lovely it is simply amazing, fabulous piece of art. reply Submitted by Professional We... (not verified) on 11 November 2008 - 10:05am Permalink origami rocks I also love seeing people make things out of paper. A nice thing I recently came across can be seen at http://cultivategrea... where you can learn ways to fold a currency note in various shapes and leave that to tip the waiters at a restaurant. reply Submitted by Nayna (not verified) on 6 December 2008 - 4:33pm Permalink A Revival Of Culture I really think Origami should be encouraged. It is truly an art most forgotten with video games and networking websites. reply Submitted by tats march (not verified) on 29 December 2008 - 1:27pm Permalink Cool work I like your blog very much you have done a beautiful work with paper it is a beautiful art and the pictures you have shown are the beautiful one i liked your work very much. reply Submitted by Alex Malone (not verified) on 12 February 2009 - 9:05pm Permalink fabulous piece of art. fabulous piece of art. reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 March 2009 - 2:12pm Permalink Beautiful - like glass work in Prague Seeing this kind of art reminds me of the fantastic glass sculptures that we have here in Prague. I'm glad to see that origami is being taken to further heights - unfortunately, glass art here is on the down due to the world crisis and falling tourist rates. Hotels get less business and this also affects the glass and ceramic workshops in Czech. Perhaps Czechs should consider origami now! :) reply Submitted by Sharon (not verified) on 24 June 2009 - 1:10pm Permalink This is a really neat site This is a really neat site you've got here, and this video provides a great overview of it! I've always been fascinated with origami and all things related to paper folding, but the most I can seem to get away with is making paper footballs at restaurants :-P I'm going to try to memorize a few of the projects you have around the site :) -SharonScrapbooking Ideas from ScrapTown.com reply Submitted by person (not verified) on 28 July 2009 - 6:45am Permalink different...? the website is a lot different now from the one that came out in this video..... reply Submitted by Sara on 28 July 2009 - 11:53am Permalink Sure enough Well, it's been over 1 1/2 years, after all. I've expanded the website, but the original features are still present. Some content has moved, but I think in a plausible way. And I do hope the website has improved since! -- Sara reply Submitted by Resveratrol Wine (not verified) on 8 August 2009 - 11:13am Permalink Very Interesting It's really very amazing and interesting art.I am also fond of making these kind of things out of paper.In my childhood I used to make so many things like kite ,frog,aeroplane,boat etc.I will try again to do it through your site. reply Submitted by Tim (not verified) on 11 August 2009 - 7:06pm Permalink Origami has always been an Origami has always been an interesting thing for me since childhood. I used to make many things with paper. The site is great and the video also provides an overview of it. reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 13 August 2009 - 5:06pm Permalink .. Hey.This is a really neat site you've got here, and this video provides a great overview of it! I've always been fascinated with origami. reply Submitted by michelle (not verified) on 19 August 2009 - 8:20am Permalink Thanx! :) Origami is always an interesting topic for most of us. And this site is really nice dealing with origami and also having video of how to do that! Wow! reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 August 2009 - 7:01pm Permalink Origami always got me Origami always got me interested since childhood. I loved using paper to make different sorts of things. The video is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. reply Submitted by lisa (not verified) on 23 August 2009 - 3:16pm Permalink Origami is such an appealing Origami is such an appealing art and also attracts a lot of attraction. I am sure of getting some more among my friends now. Really nice video. I'll be an entertainer now for the people around. reply Submitted by Amy (not verified) on 28 August 2009 - 7:07pm Permalink Wow...great videos I am a person who has to see something done to do it myself, and these videos are just great. I have always wanted to learn origami but was so overwhelmed and find books on it hard to understand. Thanks for this site! Amy reply Submitted by Rose Li (not verified) on 10 September 2009 - 5:02pm Permalink Origami is a very interesting Origami is a very interesting wok and it helps you pass your time whenever you feel bored. It gets the creative side of you out. I love paper work and making new new things. reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 15 September 2009 - 10:49pm Permalink I love your show and all my I love your show and all my fav thing on you tube. ;) reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 October 2009 - 12:19am Permalink Origami is always an Origami is always an interesting topic for most of us. And this site is really nice dealing with origami and also having video of how to do that! reply Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 19 May 2010 - 2:41pm Permalink another stupid question is that computer a mac? reply Submitted by Sara on 19 May 2010 - 3:21pm Permalink Not back then This must have been recorded on a linux machine. I may have had a Mac-style theme enabled back then, though. (I do have a Mac now.) -- Sara reply Submitted by Mike Elman (not verified) on 31 July 2010 - 12:06am Permalink Could my kids do this? i'd like to try to teach them how to do origami, but I don't want them to be frustrated if its a little above their skill level. Are there any beginner pieces I could try? reply Submitted by Sara on 31 July 2010 - 10:12am Permalink Models to try first I try to rate models by difficulty, but do know that my understanding of "simple" or "intermediate" differs from some other people's understanding. :) You can check the instructions page for the models I've classified as simple (currently 38 videos -- but including techniques). Here are the ones I'd go for first: the butterfly (Akira Yoshizawa), the collapsible box, the lotus flower, and the dress shirt. Then "Can Love be Squashed?" (Sy Chen), the bat (Anita Barbour), and "Jump" (Hans-Werner Guth). Hope this helps, -- Sara reply Submitted by Origami Guy (not verified) on 3 October 2010 - 8:56pm Permalink vids... i have read you removed a lot of vids then put so many of them back which did you remove which did you re-upload reply Submitted by Sara on 3 October 2010 - 9:53pm Permalink Summary I removed all videos where I either did not get permission to make these accessible online, or those where I did not succeed in contacting the designer (or copyright holder). This was around the time when I switched from making videos without asking to always asking beforehand. I removed a couple of videos and made the credits a bit more prominent, and re-uploaded those. As to which videos vanished: all of the videos I made on Toshikazu Kawasaki's models (Rose, New Rose, Frog, Lizard, Spiral Snail Shell), Patricia Crawford's Full Rigged Ship, Junior Jaquet's Kissy Fish, Kazuo Haga's Tetrahedron, Miyuki Kawamura's Geosphere; and Joseph Wu's Bird-base Chess Set. Reasons: Joseph Wu's Chess Set - first no permission, then did get permission, but was too devastated by the quality of the video to reupload them All of Toshikazu Kawasaki's models - no permission All remaining models - did not succeed in contacting the designer -- Sara reply Add new comment Your name E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Homepage Subject Comment * More information about text formats Text format Plain textFiltered HTML Plain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.Filtered HTMLWeb page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <strike> <h2> <h3>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.