Posts by wonko:
Currently, in Queensland, there is a project to weave one million stars:
This is a Froebel Star, one of the million forming around the state. Read more…
Inspired by the work of Tomoko Fuse, I began experimenting with a square and using most of it to do a spiral. Initially I tried even divisions but found a more logarithmic progression from wide to narrow worked best: Using alternating mountains and valleys, a lovely spiral emerged and there was enough paper to fashion […]
Sometimes a modular is deceptively complex, this 6-part modular from David Mitchell is no exception: Four cubes, interwoven in evil ways has done my head in for days now, I simply could not (1) imagine the shape it was going to end up; and (2) make the modules connect in ways that made sense.
The dragon is a favourite subject for origami designers – most have tried their hand at one: This is Joseph Wu’s “Eastern Dragon” – how can we tell it is an eastern dragon? It has no wings and does not need them to fly. It is only us silly westerners that decided to rationalise the dragon […]
I quite enjoy folding modulars – the way they combine to make a larger form can be fascinating and this module is no exception: This is Dave Mitchell’s “Artefact” module, it can be put together in 2’s and 6’s.
Another paper plane – this one a lot like a single propeller Cesna: An interesting fold, thankfully executed with thin paper (a sheet of purple hand-made washi from Daiso)
Toys for people with ADHD are all the rage – people pay for things with switches, moving clicky bits and spinney things because, reasons: This paper toy continues to be an enigma. Made of 4 modules, it is a twisty cube that also folds flat in a myriad of ways that break your brain.
Spirals have most recently been explored by Tomoko Fuse, but lovely spiral shail shells have existed in traditional origami for a long while before that: This is Eduardo Clemente’s snail, well, one of them. As a bi-colour model it cleverly manages the 2 colours ensuring the soft slippy bit of the snail is one colour […]
I must admit to liking folding insects in Origami – something about the extreme paper wrangling necessary to separate out features from the sheet is a great challenge: This is Eduardo Clemente’s “Mariposa” or Butterfly. An interesting fold indeed.