Thursday, 21 February 2013

DIY: book origami


I do have to admit I have a thing for origami. So when I first saw these book origami hanging from a bookshop window here in Barcelona I was so tempted. But, it was not until the images from Lotta Agaton's styling  for String came out that I decided to give it a go.
Here you can see the shape inspired by Tom Dixon's Etch tea light holders but the variations are just infinite. Check my Instagram for more!


The process is simple: you need to fold the corner of each page towards the centre of the book. The dimension of the space left between the triangles will define the shape of the book origami. I suggest to go for a thick book with thick pages in order to have a more volume.
  

Try to keep at least 4-5 cm on the short side of the book because this will be the base of the origami and will help to make it stand. And now, fold.. fold.. fold!
 


For a sneakpeak of String styling, follow the link here. Tom Dixon's Etch Tea light are visible here.

8 comments:

  1. love this! i may try this for my studio. thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I'm very happy you like it!

      Elena x

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  2. Looks absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Really nice and lovely photos. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

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    1. Hi Ann!

      Thanks for your nice comment.Happy you liked the post!

      Elena

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  4. Thanks for sharing, now I really have to try this out! I shared your idea with one photo on my blog (linked of course), hope you don't mind. If, please let me know and I will remove it! http://neovias.blogspot.fi/2013/04/diy-book-origami.html

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    1. Hi Katja, thanks for stopping by!

      I'm hapy you liked the diy and I'm delighted you wanted to share it in your blog (very nice!). I loved your pics from Milan. Hope to see you here soon!

      Elena x

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