Today we are celebrating the art of Origami.....
these Monday morning picks are beautiful pieces of art, more than a fashion statement and are like a well draped couture dress, each of them sure to be the center of conversation!
Featured here: Alejandro Ingelmo 120mm Origami Suede & Patent Low Boots, Origami Jewelry from boticca.com, River Island Silver Tone Origami Bird Long Necklace, Neon fuchsia pink necklace - origami lotus flower from Etsy, Ted Baker Bowvet Glitter Origami Bow Clutch Handbag, Black, Francesco Ballestrazzi Versace Origami Satin And Felt Hat, Ted Baker OAKER - Origami bow platform shoe and Douwe Jacobs & Tom Schouten Origami Foldable Flux Chair.
Origami: (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origami)
[Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper"; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with.
The principles of origami are also being used in stents, packaging and other engineering structures.]