I hate throwing things out – having cut the biggest 2×1 rectangle possible from an A2 sheet, I was left with a lovely thin strip of scrap: I was playing with a corrugation, with the view to design a millipede, but stumbled across a molecule that I then tessellated along the length.
I love geometry that messes with your head, and a “penrose triangle” is a faux 3d shape that is clearly impossible as a whole: Looking at any 2 adjacent vertices, it looks fine. The twist of dimensions is what makes it difficult for our brains to comprehend.
The international origami community recently learned of the death of Frances Ow: Francis was an active and beloved member of the Singapore Origami group, and sadly I never had the privilege of meeting him in the real world. But, via the magic that is the Internet I have been personally encouraged and supported by him […]
On the way home from the Doctor, I chanced upon a sign outside a re-purposed Scout den just up from the road from me. I googled it, as you do “Wellers Hill Arts Hub” and discovered, to my delight, that one of the member groups was Queensland Papermakers and Artists.I contacted the president, via email, […]
When I first saw this modular, it broke my brain, but knew I wanted to fold it. I looked and looked for instructions and finally reached out to Leong Chen Chit, through connections to Sydney Origami Group on fakebook: Units for this model are folded from an ‘almost’ half a4 sheet, through an ingenious geometric […]
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 […]