I've had an interest in Origata lately...maybe because I love the art of folding and the unique method of wrapping gifts. You can read a little about it here. I got my hands on a few books on Origata and am amazed on how some of the folds fit perfectly together when you fold them. There is some exact measuring in some of the folds like this one where I used vellum to put stamps in:
That compass looking thing is my dividers tool. It's a tool I use for bookbinding to measure equal distances. I'll post on how I use it in another entry. It's a great tool for origami too if you need to divide something in odd numbers.
Here are more hexogonal houses/boxes I made. This is not my design, it's a design from the Origata Design Institue. I just figured how to fold it with different sizes based on the original model. I used different colored card stock and used mizuhiki cords and some ribbon from Angela Liguori. The bows/knots are ones that were in the origata books.
Here are a couple of boxes secured with washi tape:
You can view images and a couple of how-to's in this video on origata.
I have purchased a few things from Upon a Fold that they had from the Origata Design Institue. They have lovely things in the shop from around the world and the customer service is great.