As seen on BBC's Make! Craft Britain. Fold your way to zen calm and happiness - featuring tear-out origami pages to get you started! Origami has been shown to aid relaxation, concentration, hand eye co-ordination and memory, and what's more, it does not require complicated tools or materials to perform. All you need is a piece of paper and some focused thought, and the results can be enjoyed almost immediately. In this beautifully designed book, with clear step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to make 16 inspirational models that you can display on your desk, your windowsill, or your mantelpiece, or give to somebody as a gift. Every day millions of us sit in front of a computer screen tapping away at a keyboard and don't create anything real. Undertaking an origami project is a chance to get creative and make something tangible; turning a piece of paper into a 3D sculpture is a meditative journey that instils in us a sense of pride, competence and accomplishment. As we slow down and start to fold paper, which is so beautifully tactile, so we start to unfold our minds. Worries and troubles float away as we follow the instructions and start to fold, fully focused on the task at hand, able to mindfully contemplate our intentions, hopes and dreams. Why not sit with a friend or a child and fold together? Like colouring in, origami is a wonderful shared pursuit - as you get into it and find 'flow', time is suspended and as you discover the art of origami, so you start to lead a more authentic, simple and calmer life.
Author: William J. Eccles
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Pragmatic Circuits: Frequency Domain goes through the Laplace transform to get from the time domain to topics that include the s-plane, Bode diagrams, and the sinusoidal steady state. This second of three volumes ends with a-c power, which, although it is just a special case of the sinusoidal steady state, is an important topic with unique techniques and terminology. Pragmatic Circuits: Frequency Domain is focused on the frequency domain. In other words, time will no longer be the independent variable in our analysis. The two other volumes in the Pragmatic Circuits series include titles on DC and Time Domain and Signals and Filters. These short lecture books will be of use to students at any level of electrical engineering and for practicing engineers, or scientists, in any field looking for a practical and applied introduction to circuits and signals. The author's "pragmatic" and applied style gives a unique and helpful "non-idealistic, practical, opinionated" introduction to circuits.
Author: Michael G. LaFosse
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This compact origami kit contains everything you need to create beautiful, geometric origami sculptures. Art and math intertwine in exciting and complex new ways in Geometric Origami Kit. World-renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander bring you this paper craft kit where folding a piece of paper can create a new and wondrous origami object. In Geometric Origami, the first folds are easily created, but once the basic building blocks are ready, the intricate combining of these pieces form new geometric origami sculptures that interlock into interchangeable origami puzzles. Ideal for demonstrating the sophistication and wonder of geometry, they can also be great conversation starting decorations for the home or office. This kit and DVD provide the beginning folder with a series of fun, modular origami projects that represent a wide variety of subjects and techniques. This origami kit includes: Full-color 32-page book Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams DVD with video tutorials Videos are also streamable or downloadable online 48 sheets of durable, authentic origami paper A variety of different colors At a glance, Geometric Origami may seem too difficult to attempt, but once the methods are broken down and explained they are quite simple and can be completed by children and or beginning origami students. The intricate, multi-paper origami sculptures will put your paper folding skills on a whole new level and are excellent for use in the classroom, for art, math or geometry investigations. Origami projects include: Harlequin Cube Chevron Pinwheel Dazzle Star Hedgehog Dado Stellated Octahedron
Little Elephant and Mama Elephant are going for a walk. “Hold on to my tail,” says Mama. “If you want to ask me a question, tweak twice.” Tweak, tweak! “Mama, what is that?” Little Elephant is curious about the frog, the monkey, the songbird, the butterfly, and the crocodile—and especially about what a little elephant can do. Mama knows just how to answer, to help her cherished Little Elephant grow. Eve Bunting’s tender text and Sergio Ruzzier’s whimsical illustrations make this walk with Mama an excursion any little elephant would enjoy.
Popular as party favors and presents, origami figures folded from paper money offer clever possibilities for folders at all levels of skill. This easy-to-follow guide features thirty-two simple models, both traditional and original. Figures include a heart, a house, and an array of animals, from a bird and a butterfly to a whale and a rhinoceros. There's even a model of George Washington himself! Numerous diagrams illustrate each model, rendered in dark and light green to indicate the two sides of a bill. The finished models are shown in full color.
Everyone dreams of visiting the big city, with its bright lights, tall buildings, and millions and millions of people. One lucky girl named Izzy climbs in her stroller and rides through all the hustle and bustle, impressed by the sheer magnitude of everything she sees. Wow! City! is based on Izzy's real-life escapade, as page after page she is quoted verbatim. (Izzy was just learning to speak at the time.) Every illustration captures the grandeur, energy, and exuberance of Izzy's great adventure with her dad, in a book children will quickly learn by heart and ask to read over and over and over.
Turn your favorite Pokémon into folded art with the easy origami projects in Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokémon! 80 full color pages featuring 48 pages of instructions and all the special sheets of origami paper needed to complete 10 Pokémon! Folding Fun for Everyone! Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokémon offers a dozen new ways to play with the Pokémon you love best! In these detailed pages, you get the full how-to guide including: Simple step-by-step origami walthroughs * All the materials necessary to complete your 10 Pokémon, including special sheets of origami paper *Helpful full-color examples of all the finished origami Pokémon * Tips and tricks to keep your Pokémon looking extra sharp!
Take an expert-level course in folding breathtakingly beautiful origami flowers. Arranged by designer, this book offers you step-by-step instructions to make 12 of the most complex flower models ever designed.
MiniEco is the sensational craft blog of Kate Lilley. With over 250,000 followers it has taken on cult status in the international craft community, and that is purely down to Kates fresh, contemporary and beautifully explained and executed craft projects. With a book for children already under her belt, this publication focuses more on adults with 33 pieces including paper gems, an origami lampshade, macrame hangings, pop-up pixel cards, hama bead candle holders, and tie-dyed furoshiki cloths. The ideas range in complexity from the simple to the advanced, but each one is totally unique and has never before been published. The look of the book will reflect the immaculate, Japanese-inflected minimalism of the MiniEco website, with some high-end production finishes including a die-cut, dust-jacketed paperback binding and boldly pared-back photography. QR codes will link to animated gifs of the craft being made.
Author: L. Hill
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2006-04-18
Genre: Performing Arts
Written by both practitioners and scholars, this significant and timely collection explores the sites of contemporary performance, and the notion of place. The volume examines how we experience performance's varied sites as part of the fabric of the art work itself, whether they are institutional or transient, real or online.
These boats don't just look nice on a shelf--they're made to move! Build your own fleet of Origami Sailboats that actually float and sail in water. These step-by-step instructions offer young crafters all they need to create floating and fully functional paper folded sailboats. All of the models in this how to orgami book catch wind currents, float and retain their shape in water. Believe it or not, these paper boats hold up in water for several hours, or even several days if they're made from freezer paper or wax paper. Whether you're an origami beginner or an experienced folder, Origami Sailboats is a great do-it-yourself arts and crafts activity for children and parents to create original origami toys and decorations.