Author(s): Shufunotomo Co Ltd
With Practical Origami a world of simple useful designs await. With little more than some paper and your hands colorful sheets are transformed into everyday necessities such as stationary, packaging, toys and even kitchen utensils. You can impress your friends with origami-inspired wallets, table settings, and envelopes that pop up, fan out, and even hold hidden goodies. With a few basic techniques under your belt and the endless opportunities that paper offers, Practical Origami's projects will teach you the fundamentals of origami as you create playful animals and other designs perfect for greeting cards, jewelry, and more. The possibilities for using origami in design are limitless. Some applications take advantage of the richness of the folds that have a depth all their own. In addition to explaining the three very simple steps of the technique, the authors show how even novice folders can create breathtaking works of paper craft, as well as accessories and home furnishings incorporating these three-dimensional embellishments. Sweets BoxDeli BoxLunch BoxCutlery CaseHandbagJapanese Chopstick HolderRabbit-shaped Chopstick RestHat-shaped Chopstick RestCrane-shaped Chopstick HolderCherry Blossom DishCrane-shaped Place-matPepper ShakerHeart-shaped Napkin RingCard StandPhoto FrameCD CasesWalletsBusiness Card CasePencil Box
One of the longest running publishers for women Shufu-no-Tomo has been releasing craft and fashion magazines and mooks since 1915. With its first publication, the semenal magazine, "Shufu-no-Tomo" (A Wife's Friend) in March 1917 SnT has set the standard for design for women ages 20 to 35 in Japan for generations. SnT currently publishes around 15 magazines and dozens of books each year making them one of the more recognized sources for crafts, cooking and women's fashion in Japan today.