Cool Paper Airplanes and Warm Afternoons

Cool Paper Airplanes and Warm Afternoons

I remember two books from my childhood very distinctly, both unusual for a child barely learning the mechanics of reading. One was my Mother’s college biology book with exquisite transparencies of the insides of frogs. The other was a glossy book with photographs, specifications, technical schematics and the history of Japanese war planes from the […]


50 Origami Pictures on Instagram

50 Origami Pictures on Instagram

At the beginning of this year I started taking pictures of origami with my phone camera. Not counting scribbling, photography is my oldest love. I’ve been taking pictures since I could read and write, and it was always as a visual exploration rather than as a mere recording device of family snapshots. This long history […]


How To Make an Origami Diwali Lamp

How To Make an Origami Diwali Lamp

It’s been ages since I properly indulged in folding paper things, and yet more ages since I attempted to design an original origami object of my own. In keeping with the festive mood of Diwali, and some prior experience in this regard, I decided to create a design for an origami Diwali diya, the open […]



Easy Christmas Paper Crafts

Easy Christmas Paper Crafts

I have always been into paper crafts. I have no memory of when the interest was sparked, though my Dad showing me how to make an origami crane was likely one of the stepping stones on that path. While other little kids might have indulged in paper crafts because they were asked to, and because […]


Paper Cutting Into 2010

Paper Cutting Into 2010

Can you have too much of a good thing? I hope not, because my first paper cut in ages was definitely a good thing from my viewpoint. It was fun to do, and the results were attractive enough. Now that I’m in the paper cutting zone, so to speak, I thought I might as well […]


Paper Cut Outs for Christmas

Paper Cut Outs for Christmas

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend when the topic turned to paper crafts and our mutual interest in them. She shared some gorgeous designs she’d come across for paper cuttings, which she had put up on her tumblr blog. I was a little surprised, because I had not heard paper cutting […]