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 […]
I have folded a number of axis-type geometric modulars in my time: This is Nick Robinson’s XYZmbe, a 6 part model that shows the intersections of the X, Y and Z planes with a curious twirly intersection.
Life is a delicate balance, kind of like being on a tightrope way above the ground in the bigtop. Balance is important, lots of things effect balance: Work, life, play, people, things that all take their toll on our balance, and we all struggle to walk the line sometimes, tipping this way and that as […]
I like a model that is a simple variation of the waterbomb and this is such a thing: Pre-creasing before locking together creates the facets when the solid is inflated.
Apparently there is a lolly in Holland called “Drop” – it is most likely a salted licorice, must look that up. This box is designed to gift “drop” to friends: When I first saw the model I was sure it was a bomb … I mean, look at it!
David Huffman is a bit of an origami enigma it seems – he pioneered a bunch of tessellations and surface corrugations and seems to be one of the first to explore curved creases and their bizarre effects on flat sheets: This is is “Arches” tessellation, an intriguing offset brick valley folded grid that then has […]
This charming 6-piece modular cube is designed by Francesco Mancini and is included in his booklet “Mancinerie”, which I think I purchased from the BOS shop online: Each face is a twisted square. Folded from A5 sheets, the pre-creasing is pretty easy and the twist is satisfying.
Paper fractals are fascinating self-repeating/reducing designs that are relatively new in the origami world: This 2nd-level “Octospiral” is a model I saw in one of my last BOS journals before my membership lapsed. Designed and modified by Roman Diaz, Endre Somos and Meenakshi Mukerji, it is a delightfully dense spiral that, theoretically, could keep reducing […]
In topology, a branch of mathematics, the trefoil knot is the simplest example of a nontrivial knot: This is Kevin Hutson’s design, well CP really, that I sort of just nutted out after mis-folding it 4 times and uttering some bad words (sorry Mum). The observant amongst you will notice that it starts and finishes […]