Author(s): Mari Ono
Make beautiful items for the home and gifts for loved ones with these beautiful paper projects inspired by the Far East.
THE SIMPLE ART OF ORIGAMI reveals the best of true Japanese design, focusing on understanding and using paper in a modern and authentic style to make beautiful gifts, decorations, and more. Tokyo-born graphic designer Mari Ono reveals the top Japanese origami techniques in a range of projects, each with clear step-by-step images and easy-to-follow instructions. Also included are 50 pieces of gorgeous origami paper to help you get started.
The projects range from traditional ideas to more contemporary designs. Give a card embellished with Oriental symbols of love and luck on a special occasion or fill a vase with pretty paper irises to decorate your home. Why not present some roses in your own handmade flower box, or if you are an animal lover, bring paper to life by folding a rabbit or a crane?
With tips and variations throughout, this is the book that will show you how to create truly authentic Japanese papercrafts using the best papers from the modern East.
Born in Japan, Mari Ono worked as a graphic designer and crafter in Tokyo during the 1980s and 1990s. Now living in the UK with her artist husband, Takumasa Ono, she runs art and cultural exchange courses promoting Japanese crafts and contributes regularly to Japanese craft and interiors magazines. Her other books include ORIGAMI FOR CHILDREN, MORE ORIGAMI FOR CHILDREN, ORIGAMI FARM, WILD AND WONDERFUL ORIGAMI, FLY, ORIGAMI, FLY, and DINOGAMI, all available from CICO Books.