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Trash Origami

by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

Published:
2010 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
96
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805313527
ISBN-10:
4805313528

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Skill Level Simple to Intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

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This book helps answer the question - What can I fold from this interesting scrap of paper?. Origami enthusiast tend to save interesting paper, waiting for the right design to come along. In Trash Origami LaFosse and Alexander collected designs that prominently feature the paper they're folded from. Modular cubes and boxes, a few toys and practical designs. So you can use that sheet you've been keeping, or just fold from some interesting brochures, junk mail, and even old maps and calendars! Other than providing instructions, the book also discusses many different types of available paper, provides presentation and use ideas for the completed projects.

The DVD that comes with the kit contains full video instructions for each and every single project in the book. It's hard to beat Michael LaFosse's teaching videos - they are very well executed, with over-the-shoulder views and good lighting, and he takes care in explaining every move in detail, while giving many tips and tricks, discussing the background of the designs and more.

There are 24 Origami Designs in Trash Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Crowns and Towers game

Toys - Games

Michael G. LaFosse16Square
14 units
Jumping frog

Toys - Action Models

Michael G. LaFosse18Square
Scoopy ball game

Toys

Michael G. LaFosse20Square
Cube with faceplates

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional22Square
12 units
Photo cube

Objects - Frames

Michael G. LaFosse24Square
12 units
Chessboard

Toys - Games

Michael G. LaFosse26Square
16 units
Ali's dish

Boxes and Containers

Nick Robinson30Square

Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2013
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 90
Also in Tanteidan 11th convention
Also in The Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques by Nick Robinson
Origami Ali's dish by Nick Robinson Folded from a square of gift-wrap by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional34Square

Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 134
Also in NOA Magazine 165
Also in NOA Magazine 167
Also in NOA Magazine 490
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
and in other sources...
Origami Masu box by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Star box lid

Boxes and Containers

Richard L. Alexander36Square
4 units
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse40RectangleOrigami Butterfly by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a rectangle of gift-wrap by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Interlocking flower petals

Geometric and other shapes

Michael G. LaFosse42Square
6 units
Sailboat envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Michael G. LaFosse46Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2000
Also in CDO convention 2001
Also in Folding Australia 2007
Also in Japanese Paper Crafting by Michael G. LaFosse
Also in Origami Kit for Dummies by Nick Robinson
Also in Origami Stationary by Michael G. LaFosse
Origami Sailboat envelope by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michel Grand
Flapping bird envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Michael G. LaFosse48Square

Also in BOS Convention 2000 Spring
Also in Origami Stationary by Michael G. LaFosse
Also in OrigaMIT 2015 Convention Book

With flapping action
Origami Flapping bird envelope by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of hand-made paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shuttle dart

Toys - Planes

Michael G. LaFosse52Square
Art-deco wing

Toys - Planes

Michael G. LaFosse56Square
Snack-bag wallet

Objects - Wallets

Michael G. LaFosse60Other shape
Bag ballot box

Boxes and Containers

Michael G. LaFosse62Other shape
Book

Objects - Useful

Rona Gurkewitz64Rectangle
10 units
Calendar wreath

Geometric and other shapes

Michael G. LaFosse68Square
12 units
Curler unit ball

Geometric and other shapes

Herman van Goubergen72Square
12 units

Also in BOS Convention 2003 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 205
Also in NOA Magazine 457
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 61
Also in Tanteidan 14th convention
Origami Curler unit ball by Herman van Goubergen on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Heart

Hearts

Florence Temko76Rectangle - 1X2Origami Heart by Florence Temko Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mushroom

Fungi

Vincent Floderer78Square
Pinwheel envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Traditional82Square
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

David Brill84Rectangle - A size

Also in NOA Magazine 258
Also in BOS Convention 1996 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 179
Also in CDO convention 1996
Also in Der Falter 17
Also in MFPP 1995 Convention
and in other sources...
Origami Masu box by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com