My personal bookmarks for origami are in the 100's, from models, to book, to reviews, to blogs, events, origami personalities, education, math, uses, decorating, advertising & origami, the unusual. All this can be ordered on a CD but here is a start:
Hitomi, has a new Website since her return to Japan from America.
A talented folder, innovative artist, her giftwrapping is unsurpassed!
If you are in Japan, find her to see or purchase her exceptional work. We have nothing like this in America. A dear and talented friend of Origami Designs, we miss her and await her return to the States.
If you are in Southern California in the LA area, I highly recommend a visit to Yoshino Japanese Antiques. It is a most enjoyable journey to the Japan of yesterday. Whether you are just looking, or looking for something in particular, your visit here is worth the time. Yoshino ships nationwide, & service is the best!
Looking for Japanese pieces that are perhaps not antiques but of a quality and style that is special. There service is special. If you have problems accessing the website keep trying. Origami Designs has added a piece to our studio.
I have spent hours online gathering these listings and cannot list them all here. I do offer a CD with these links, for a fee that covers the cost of burning and shipping the CD's. Please inquire by email. Or try the green Models Listings at the left to start your own search.
I do my best when creating these links they all work. Occassionally a website will be down, not working for a time, or have been relocated. Please try them again at another time or type them directly into your browser. Thank You.
I have literally 100's of websites & pages of origami instructions bookmarked. I shall add more here as time permits.
Origami & Education... using origami in the classroom is of special interest to me. I will be updating this section with an entire page in the near future.
Max Kitano is an artist specializing in hand-crafted sugar creations. His sugar works are very original & unique. At a glance, their appearance is reminiscent of stained/crystal glass with prismatic reflections ! Amazingly, they are made entirely of sugar - hard candy - undetectable as sugar until discovery ! I highly recommend his work! His packaging is superb. his pieces beautiful!!!Check out this marvelous website
A special place to find some exception items of Japanese Tansu, Furniture and Antiques. I can personally recommend going to the website for a look around. They ship and are exceptional with packing and accommodating buyers. Visit the website to experience these special items.