Miniature Oribana ‘Dancing Kusudama’ by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov
Via Flickr:
Continuing our miniature Oribana project… Spring is really here in our paper garden :-) Folded a mini-version of our Oribana composition called DANCING KUSUDAMA from the Oribana Delight collection. Starring origami models are our ori-designs of Jasmine flowers with leaves, and Fancy Vase. The vase is just 1-¼ inches (3.5 cm) high and the whole arrangement is under 4 inches high (10 cm). Used wonderful washi, hand-made Japanese paper: Chiyogami for the vase and Moriki Kozo for flowers.and the greens. The step-by-step diagrams on how to fold the composition are published in our ORIBANA DELIGHT Happy folding!


Takeo Calendar & Diary 2015 —‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ by Shine Visual Studio /

Takeo is a paper company that believes that all works of artistic creativity begin with the blank slate we call paper.

Every year Takeo gives away a gift set to their clients, and for the year of the sheep 2015, it came in the form of a diary calendar. The design introduces the aspect of the sheep year using the age-old “Baa Baa Black Sheep” nursery rhyme as a basis.

The lyrics are brought to life through abstract designs according to an artist’s interpretation, creating a compilation that includes a set of Chinese New Year Red Packets with good wishes and a diary calendar. A fusion of Western elements and Asian influences to usher in a new year.