I just adore it when new Origami books hit Netgalley. My boyfriend and I are big lovers of origami (my boyfriend especially is pretty dang awesome with it). So yesterday I decided to open the book, get the origami papers and grab my boyfriend and get to folding.
We tried out various different models, from cute to practical. We wanted to do more, but it was already quite late so we will have to get back to the book and try a few others later.
The book’s instructions are quite clear for most of the time, though some of them had us scratching our heads and checking how the final product looks. Some reactions while folding: “Whut?” “Um, wait, how?” “WTH?” “What kind of magics is this?”
But again, most are really good to follow and it was quite fun to see the box become real, and some looked even prettier in real life than in the pictures.
There is a wide variety of boxes, from tiny open boxes to boxes that can close to flowers and cats. I definitely love that there were so many varieties to pick from. Though it was also quite hard as we couldn’t try out all of them and had to select the prettiest ones. And then it was another hard choice as so many were pretty. 😛
The photographs are very well made, often showing various sides to a project. Which really helped when we couldn’t figure out the instructions.
All in all, we really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to all who like origami.