Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is the Alexander Swallowtail by Michael Lafosse. Here is a movie that shows you how to make it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


These are all Kawasaki Rose Model. If you wanna learn how to make it, press here.

And two small ones.... :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An origami project - Aclasta ballerina

At the begining of this month, I took part in an origami project, which was initiated by the Novartis company. They released on the pharmaceutical market a new product for the treatment of osteoporosis , named Aclasta.
We were contacted by Mihai Lupu, head of strategy for Unconventional Advertising Concept , who asked us to fold a few hundreds of ballet dancers. :)
We couldn't find a diagram for a ballerine, so Elsix, from Romanian Origami Forum, invented one who soon became the mascot of Aclasta product.
For making this project work and for managing to fold all the models, we received help from a few other members of the forum and friends, whom we thank a lot. :)
The project took place in Brasov, and the models were given to the visitors of the Novartis stand, along with other models that Elsix and I folded "live".
Furthermore, we were more than happy and excited to teach those who wanted to learn how to fold a model themselves.
Here are some photos:

That's us playing teachers :)

And here is Mihai Lupu and Elsix:

Saturday, October 25, 2008


A beautiful and very simple model, made out of 12 units.
You can learn how to make it here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Share with others

On the Origami Romania forum we lunched a campaigne in order to promote origami - Share with others! ( click here for more information )
The idea of this campaigne, started by four forum members ( Adina, Cridiana, Elsix and Horatiu ) is to give origami to people in an indirect way: by leaving the models in the bus, or banks, or postal offices, or in any public place that comes in our minds.
On the models we will write our forum address, or simply just write "origami", so the person who will find the paper will be able to find out more about it just by doing a Google search.
We decided to do this because we believe that origami is an art that deserves all the attention and should be better known in our country.
And just like the name of our campaigne says, beautiful things are meant to be shared with others.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Origami Peace Tree Romania 2008

This is a project that started in Russia in 2000 and each eddition is held by another country. This year the OPT host will be Romania.

Everyone is invited to participate in this beautiful event to enrich the Origami Garden with another tree. You can send up to 3 origami figures that will become part of the exposition.

For more information, press here.

These are the 3 models that i choosed to send:

1. A Morning Glory Kusudama variation:

2. A Venus Kusudama ( made out of recycled paper ) :

3. A Pluto Kusudama:

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Origami brings us together

I've been in Bucharest these days and I've met some of the Origami Romania forum members.
I knew that people having a common hobby are likely to get along well, but I never imagined we could become such good friends. :)
What was suppose to be "the first meeting", soon became the second and the third one and I'm sure there are more to come. we are ( from right to left: Copilutz, Horatiu, Elsix, Adina )

Folding paper was, of course, part of our meeting:

And my favorite, a crane made out of a beer label, by Elsix. :)

And this is an extraordinary humming bird, a gift that I received from Horatiu. :D

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


These are two Venus kusudamas, with a small modification: tops are up!
They look like hedgehogs to me. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Paper for rugby

I made these models for a friend that loves the Auckland Blues rugby team.

And this is the All Blacks kusudama. :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Over the seas

A couple of weeks ago, i left Romania to go to one of the most beautiful countries in the World ( in my opinion ) - New Zealand.
Its amaizing landscapes, its rich culture, rugby, cricket, silver ferns, greenstones but most of all, its great and joyful people, made me love this country as much as i love my own.
To get here i flu over 40 exhausting hours and i changed 3 airplanes, but it's a great journey, one that is worth the effort.
One of the tranzit airports was Narita - Tokyo's airport. I can honestly say it's one of the most beautiful and full of facilities airports i have ever seen ( free internet, shower rooms, resting rooms ).
I am ashamed to say that i didn't have the courage to go out the airport ( i was alone and my orientation skills are not exactly brilliant.. ), but i could still taste a bit of the Japanese culture.
And when i left Tokyo, at thousands of miles altitude, Japan gave me an amaizing present: the chance to see Mount Fuji:

And a beautiful sunset in the Japanese skies:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Anniversary Kusudama

This kusudama was created by Mio Tsugawa in Atelier PuuPuu to celebrate 100 years since Japanese began emigration to Brazil. To learn how to make it, press here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rose and kusudama - both Japanese :)

The rose from my yard has flowers and I couldn't stop myself from joining two things that remind me with so much pleasure about Japanese culture. :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

I love

Am bannerul cu "I love" de ceva vreme, dar nu făcusem nimic în a-mi demonstra dragostea. Ei bine, iată şi dovada concretă. :D
Recunosc, iubesc pitzipoancele, dar nu unele oarecare, ci unele consacrate: Bad Pitzi şi Fashion Pitzi.
Pentru cei 1% dintre voi care încă n-aţi vizitat ( de cel puţin 3 ori pe zi ) site-ul lor, daţi un click AICI.
În poză se pot vedea nici mai mult nici mai puţin de 50 de cocori ( făcuţi pentru provocarea de pe forumul Origami România ) şi aranjaţi în formă de... Bad Pitzi. :D
Din următorul set...ştim cu toţii ce va ieşi, nu-i aşa Fashion Pitzi? :p

Friday, June 13, 2008

Another kusudama

Another version of the Morning Glory model:


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


The Morning Glory kusudama and another one that starts from the same model, but with a small variation.
They are both made out of 3.5cm squares.

Save the trees!

During an advertising contest that took place in Bucharest this year, my team and I used origami to recycle paper.
The swan was the product of a team work, because i have "corrupted" my colleagues to learn paper folding. :)

Ever since i made this project, i continued recycling and i only realized swans made out of already written paper:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My little Panda

I liked so much this little Panda ( finished 10 minutes ago ), that i have decided to make a post especially for it. :) You can learn it from HERE.

Make a wish!

In the Origami Romania Forum we have launched a challenge that will end up with....a wish coming true. :)
It all started from the 1000 cranes legend. We will complete it and we will make those 1000 cranes in a topic that was created especially for them.
You can post as many cranes as you want, but with one condition: make a wish at the end, when we gather them all 1000! :)
For more details, press HERE.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I like miniatures

Origami is an exceptional art, that gives birth to some extraordinary models. But the smaller they are, the impressive they are.
Although it is more difficult to make them in small dimensions, it's totally worth the effort! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Primul forum despre origami din Romania

La initiativa unui prieten, a luat nastere primul forum cu si despre origami din Romania - apasati AICI.
Asa ca toti cei interesati de acesta arta, sau care vreti sa invatati, sunteti bine veniti oricand.
Asteptam pareri, sugestii, poze si teme de discutie din partea voastra si speram ca acesta sa fie un inceput bun pentru promovarea origamiului in Romania.

Saturday, May 31, 2008