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762: (212/365) Free Hugs

Posted by wonko on July 31, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, crustacean, fantasy, scifi, wtf |

Anyone who knows me realises I am a HUGE Alien fan (well, except for Alien 4 – The Apology) so I find it irresistible when I find an Alien-related fold: This is Makoto Anzai’s “Face Hugger”, a snarly hand-inspired ovipositor that is the precursor to a chestburster. Similar to Fernando Gilgado’s model, this one has a different […]

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760: (210/365) Akiko Yamanashi’s Scallop Box

Posted by wonko on July 29, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, crustacean |

To celebrate the 201st fold in this challenge, I was looking for a shellfish-based fold – not sure why but there you go: Leafing through a Tanteidan Convention book, I came across a “Scallop Box” design designed by Akiko Yamanashi.

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749: (199/365) Oyster Box

Posted by wonko on July 18, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, crustacean, geometry |

David Mitchell is a legendary origami designer, responsible for countless geometric wrangles: This is an “Oyster Box” – a box that resembles a bivalve, that locks together rather satisfyingly and opens to reveal a spacious interior.

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736: (186/365) Stoopid Monkey!

Posted by wonko on July 5, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, creepy crawly, crustacean, dinosaur, fish, humanoid, mammal, reptile |

Australian politicians are a weird lot. Not “American” (shoot first then barbeque something) weird, just an odd lurch from crisis to crisis and stab your mate in the back for a shot at leadership kind of weird: A recently deposed Prime Minister (Mr Tony Abott) is being a bit of an arse clown in the […]

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725: (175/365) 145 Point Sea Urchin

Posted by wonko on June 25, 2017 in 365-2017, crustacean |

So I ended up scoring an unexpected free afternoon so decided that serious paper torture would be fun: Gridding then a breathtaking collapse took 4 hours to begin with. I knew I was up for a marathon fold to finish. Annoyingly I did not get this finished before fatigue took me – sometimes you get […]

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721: (171/365) Kythera Dreaming

Posted by wonko on June 20, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, crustacean, geometry, nature |

A colleague recently spent an extended time back home on Kythera, a lovely island in Greece: Returning to work is never easy after such time away, but I can feel and understand her longing to return. This shell is meant to evoke dream memories of Kythera.

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647: (97/365) Yabbie

Posted by wonko on April 8, 2017 in 365-2017, crustacean |

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.

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594: (44/360) Shore Crab

Posted by wonko on February 13, 2017 in 365-2017, crustacean |

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┬áTuan Hoang Pham’s “Shore Crab” design, a delightfully dense creation that is morphologically fairly close to a ghost crab in my opinion.

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Smee

Posted by wonko on September 22, 2013 in creepy crawly, crustacean |

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 […]

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443: Gettin’ Crabby

Posted by wonko on June 23, 2013 in crustacean, wtf |

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 […]

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