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604: (54/365) Heart-Shaped Box

Posted by wonko on February 23, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes |

Any self-respecting Nirvana fan is familiar with the song “Heart Shaped Box”: I was listening to some vintage Nirvana on Spotify and that simple song inspired this simple box.

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589: (39/360) Box with Hinged Lid

Posted by wonko on February 8, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes |

I seem to have an endless fascination with clever origami boxes – this one caught my eye and I knew I needed to try and fold it: Anna Kastlunger has designed a nifty scalable box with an integrated hinged lid that is delightful and possibly useful for precious things.

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557: (7/365) Jun Maekawa’s Borromean Cube

Posted by wonko on January 7, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, geometry |

Most Tanteidan magazines start with a section that deals with modular folding. I was surprised to find a modular cube designed by Jun Maekawa, along with a bunch of variations. With cursory research, it appears “borromean” relates to interlocking shapes, and this cube has “ribbons” of colour that weave in among each other in an […]

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544: ‘Ball

Posted by wonko on August 20, 2016 in boxes, fantasy, geometry, paper |

Now apparently, when faces with a wee beastie, you throw a pokeball at it and that, somehow, traps the beastie …inside.. the ball for safe keeping – truly, I cannot make this shit up: This is Jeremy Shafer’s Pokeball – a genius modular fold using 2 bits of paper that interlock at the hinge, forming […]

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524: Happy Valentines Day

Posted by wonko on February 14, 2016 in blarg, boxes, flower, geometry, seasonal |

I find it fascinating that there are so many models and folding techniques I have yet to try. The “Magic Rose Cube” is a case in point – I am amazed I have never folded it: Such a beautiful little modular, 3 pieces the flower, 3 slightly different pieces the leaves, slots together into a […]

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495: Soma Cube

Posted by wonko on March 20, 2015 in boxes, geometry |

I can remember a block puzzle my maths teacher introduced to me, the “soma” puzzle was a lot like 3D Tetris. There are 7 puzzle pieces, all variations of stacked cube clusters that fit together into a 3×3 cube when put together right. A fab fold, a simple series of box pleat collapses and a […]

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Tim’s Surprise

Posted by wonko on October 21, 2014 in boxes, geometry |

A mate, Tim, knew of my paper bending tendencies. He is also a Bank Manager and so he came across a rareish paper Australian $20 note: Once upon a time, boys and girls, Australian currency was made of paper, not shiny brittle plastic as it is now. Much to my surprise, a letter arrived addressed […]

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463: Going Crackers

Posted by wonko on December 16, 2013 in boxes, domestic |

Contemplating buying Christmas Crackers, you gain a sense of waste and expense – they are hideously expensive and full of stuff no sane person would actually want: …so I thought about folding some. I am fond of a twist, and whilst exploring the maths of a hex  twist, I discovered a method for making a […]

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Chiyogami/Washi Hex-Boxes

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2013 in boxes, geometry |

When life gives you Chiyogami or hand-made Washi, with a relatively simple twist you can turn it into a hex-box:  Lovely hand-printed Washi (swirls of fibres, block printed 20+ years ago) and modern Chiyogami (machine made but lovely) are actually fairly difficult to work with because you cannot see the creases and Fujimoto’s hex box establishes a […]

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402: Washi Hex-Box

Posted by wonko on August 18, 2012 in boxes |

This model combines two things I love about Origami: The geometry of Fujimoto’s Hex box is wonderful, it provided me the perfect excuse to do that which I have put off for far too long. A colleague (thank you Mrs Erizabreth) gave me a roll of hand-made Washi she brought back from Japan many years […]

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