Small, delicious crustaceans abound all over the world, in Australia we have the Yabbie: Found in freshwater dams, billabongs and rivers, yabbies are treasured as an Australian bush tucker.
A folder I follow on Facebook asked for volunteers to test his diagrams for a new crab design so naturally I put my hand up: This is Tuan Hoang Pham’s “Shore Crab” design, a delightfully dense creation that is morphologically fairly close to a ghost crab in my opinion.
The link between a boy and his pet is a special one, even if the pet is a hermit crab named “Smee” When I heard Sam had suffered the loss of Smee I remembered the pets I had also said goodbye to, tough gig indeed. I remembered I had folded, as part of the 365 […]
As a member of JOAS (Japanese Origami Society) a present arrives in the mail every now and then – the Tanteidan magazine. Although it is written in Japanese (and I can not read Japanese) there are lots of fun things to try, occasionally amazing models to try: Now I know I should be marking, but […]
Our local council library has a large glass display case that usually has things on show for a month. I cautiously asked one of the librarians if she thought some origami would interest patrons and she was very enthusiastic: There are around 200 models now on show at Holland Park Library for June and I am quite […]
I had this idea in my head that is should be possible to fold a DALEK (you know, that improbable plunger-wielding arch nemesis of Dr Who) from a single sheet of paper: I began over a two week period to explore the morphology of a Dalek, to come to the conclusion that it is most […]
Tomoko Fuse is undeniably a genius, her work with exacting spiral forms unequalled: This is her “Nautilus”, a lovely recursive form that, after teh pre-creasing, almost folds itself. Elegant and graceful curve, perfectly planned pleats and a tidy shell end make this model a keeper for sheer geometric beauty alone. I want to pretend that I go […]
When I first saw this design I put it in the “yeah, prolly not” because it looked hard: A twisted shell, claws, legs, eyes on stalks and a seemingly impossible series of paper torture instructions. Previewing instructions, many of them made no sense until you were in the moment – the impossible collapse to get […]
My second favorite sci-fi film of all time (Alien) brought new forms of terror to the screen: In a well tried formula, a nasty makes itself on board a spaceship firmly clamped to the face of an inquisitive explorer (John Hurt), implanting an egg in the host’s tummy before scaring everyone and dropping dead. The […]
I have been a little crabby lately – not sure why: Times are busy, change is inevitable and I am not sure I cope well with it at times (prolly less well when I am tired) This is a lovely fold, based on a waterbomb base and teasing 8 legs from one set of flaps […]