Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
8-point Stubby Stars
 
Polyhedra
 
  Name: 4Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from 2x1 rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Sonobe 6-part 8-point Stubby Star / Convertible Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, early 1990s.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Harlequin Star aka Blue Balloon / Epsilon Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Kenneth Kawamura, early to mid 1970s. Robert Neale also independently discovered this design at an early date. I do not know who has creative priority.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Bi-colour Harlequin Stars

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Sonobe Alpha 12-part 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Mitsonobu Sonobe, mid to late 1960s.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Sonobe Beta 12-part 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Sonobe Corner-pocket module 12-part 8-point Stubby Star / Convertible Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: .

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Letterbox Alpha 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Letterbox Beta 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Star of Wonder - made using triangle modules.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Spiral Cluster 48

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 12 compound modules, each of which is made from 4 modules folded from squares of paper using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4

 
Kusudamas
 
  Name: Q - a three layered kusudama.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 18 modules from squares using standard folding geometry, in three layers of 6 modules each.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4.

 
  Name: Arcadia 36

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 24 embellishments in the form of petals to a 12 module Matrix base. All modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

Diagrams: Not yet available.