I had a lovely time last night teaching origami to the drunken design crowd that filtered through the Phaidon Bookstore. You can tell from the photo above that we had some design people on hand – look at that color selection on the trees!

With a large, loud space and three tables full of people, regular teaching would not work…I needed to get people collaborating. After teaching a few simple models, I got people to make Sonobe units. Some resources on how to make them are here and here.


Each table became a collaborative factory, churning out units to make cubes, octahedrons and dodecahedrons! And as more people showed up, people taught each other…which is awesome for retention.


Look how organized and color coordinated this crowd is!

So…yeah. That was awesome.

Thanks to everyone who came out to drink and fold!