Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And today I’m going to be reviewing Ekaterina

Lukasheva’s latest book called Modular Origami Kaleidoscope. Before I get started, I figured I would give

you some background on the author. So for those of you who don’t know, Ekaterina

is a very talented and well-respected origami artist who specializes in modular origami

kusudamas. She has hundreds of original modular designs,

and she has also recently gotten into single-sheet origami. So if you’re also interested in tessellations,

corrugations, and spirals, her recent work is really impressive and definitely worth

checking out. I’ve always been fascinated by Ekaterina’s

work, so I was really happy to try out some of her new designs after she was generous

enough to send me a copy of this book to review with you. And this is actually her third book on modular

origami. Before this came Kusudama Origami in 2014

and Modern Kusudama Origami in 2015, which I also just reviewed on my YouTube channel

as well. And you can find a link to that review in

the description below. Similar to her other books, Modular Origami

Kaleidoscope starts off with a brief introduction and an explanation of some basic origami folds,

which I think is a great reference for beginners who are just learning to read from diagrams. After that, you’ll find instructions on how

to cut squares into various sized rectangles. I found this section to be extremely useful

since not all of the models in the book are folded from squares. And for those of you who are just getting

started with modular origami, there’s an entire section to help you understand how to assemble

these types of designs. The diagrams will help you understand the

underlying geometry behind the designs, which makes it much easier to visualize the final

shape and to put all of the units together. The book features full-color diagrams for

over 33 of Ekaterina’s beautiful modular designs. The book starts off with some simple stars

and flowers, which are each folded from about 5 or 6 units, before getting into the more

intricate kusudamas which are folded from about 30 units. You will also find paper recommendations to

go along with each design, which is pretty useful when deciding what paper to use before

folding each model. So here are some of my personal favorites

from the book. This one is the very simple Delicate Flower

which is folded from 5 units. Then we have the Masquerade which is a 30-unit

kusudama. And then we have the Tigra, which is my personal

favorite. And it’s a 30-unit kusudama that has some

really amazing color changes. Overall, I am really happy with this book,

and I think it’s perfect for low intermediate to advanced folders who are looking to try

out some really interesting modular designs. All of the units have pretty neat folding

sequences which keeps it interesting when assembling them into 30-unit kusudamas. The book itself is very well designed, and

it’s laid out with a nice mix of simple and advanced projects. Some of the designs also have several variations,

so you’ll always have something new and interesting to fold. So if you’re interested in picking up a copy

of Modular Origami Kaleidoscope, you can easily find it on Amazon and Origami-Shop.com. And those links can be found in the video

description as well. I also have permission to teach one of Ekaterina’s

designs in one of my future videos, so definitely check back soon for a new tutorial. Also be sure to visit Ekaterina’s website

over at www.kusudama.me for diagrams, videos, and hundreds of photos of her original designs. This was only my second origami book review,

so please let me know what you thought of it. I’d really appreciate your feedback, so definitely

let me know if you’d like to see more videos like this or if you have a specific book in

mind for a future book review. And if you end up buying a copy of Modular

Origami Kaleidoscope, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank

you for watching!

Have you found out how to fold the oriland Magic star yet?

Definitely gonna buy. : )

Very good.

Excellent review Evan, I have this and Ekaterina's first book and love them both. I've also folded Masquerade and Tigra too, I did the Icosahedron version though. They're lovely models π

Ekaterina is hot as hell and she folds amazing. Best woman ever.

Hello my friend!ππππ LIKEπππππExcellent video, thank you for this job!ππππ Have a nice weekend!

good review . i am deciding to buy one <3

i would be waiting to see the review of zen origami

Good review, Evan ππ

Good review, Evan ππ

Nice reviews! I usually prefer to watch and follow along with YouTube tutorials as that's how I learn best, and I've never bought an origami book for myself before… but I'll definitely look for it on Amazon. I think I'd find modular/kusudama pieces easy to follow on paper than one-sheet models.

Good review! I have an unrelated suggestion: you should update your website. I get that you're probably busy, but it wouldn't take more than a few minutes each week to keep the site up to date. There's no point in even having a website if the resources on it are constantly outdated. You haven't listed this video or the other book review on your site, and you haven't posted a blog post in several months. Since your upload schedule is kind of sporadic, you should at least keep your website up-to-date so we can have some idea what's going on during the videoless gaps.

I subed

Where can i buy this? =)

Where do you get your origami paper from?

Could you make a video on how to make the Tigra design? π I really loved that one.

there's two models I want too Tiger being the most wanted!!i follow her and she's mastered Tessellation better than most experts in the game..Although she rarely shares the instructions….

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