I am always on the lookout for interesting folds, this one was shared on a fakebook group as a photsequence on Flickr: A fun folding technique, and a fascinating fractal pattern gradually converges towards the centre of the original octagon.
As I relax from the 365 challenge, I am finally getting the need to fold again: Fractal folding is relaxing and yet challenging, Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea fractal seems to be able to be tessellated also. In these 2 folds I experimented with different densities of repeat, discovering that accuracy matters – a fraction of a millimeter […]
It is a little known fact that mice used to originally be triangular – the closer to a right angle triangle, the more genetically successful apparently*: This charming model is designed by Makoto Yamaguchi, a quirky fold that I found when browsing Tanteidan 106.
Interestingly, paper folding developed independently in most countries that made paper. In China, traditional folding included objects like this: This is a modern interpretation of a Zhen Xian Bao – a traditional thread case. Even cursory research on teh interwebs reveals astonishing combinations of these little compartments, nested in other compartments. This fold was designed […]
I have a long and terrifying “fold me” list of models I will one day get around to – this was on it: An excruciating fractal tessellation that eats paper like few other folds, based on spiral collapses of a dodecagon that then gets turned inside out to make the next level to collapse. The […]
Christmas is many things to many people. For me it is another chance to get together with family and catch up over a shared feast: I hope that wherever you find yourself, you stay safe and look after each other, share some joy, love, hugs and laughter. Merry Christmas, ho ho ho and all that […]
When looking for a simple fold, one’s attention naturally falls on a torturous corrugation-based model that takes an age to fold (not): This is Maarten Van Gelder Caterpillar – an exhaustive corrugation executed on an 8×1 rectangle (although I think it would be more effective on even longer paper).
Continuing the modular bent, I had bookmarked this fold in my collection of Tanteidan magazines as a “must try”: This is Jun Maekawa’s “Spikey Cube” – a 6 part modular that only holds itself together when the last part is slotted in place. The locking mechanism is difficult to master initially, and seemingly different each […]
Now I am as much a Star Trek fan as the next one, and love a comedy sidekick movie plot device. It was interesting that the Star Wars franchise returned to the tried and true “quirky beeping droid” sidekick in “Force Awakens” and the BB8 droid seems a cute successor to the more limited R2 […]
Tomorrow in Oz the next chapter of the Star Wars saga opens in cinemas. I am not likely to see it until the crush of “real fans” abates but thought on the eve I would fold something relevant: This I have labelled “Deathstar” because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the space station the Liberator […]