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916: Zhen Xian Bao (Traditional Chinese Thread and Needle Book)

Posted by wonko on January 7, 2018 in boxes, domestic, geometry, Traditional |

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 […]

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910: (360/365) After Christmas Sales

Posted by wonko on December 26, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, domestic |

Retailers really have a nerve when you think about it. Right up to Christmas they hike up their prices. We dutiful drones pay top dollar for loot which we wrap and give away. Come “Boxing Day” prices plummet in almost obscene ways and it can get hectic as people clamber for bargains: We went early, […]

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909: (359/365) The Real Present is your Presence

Posted by wonko on December 25, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, geometry |

Christmas is many things to many people. For me it is another chance to get together with family and catch up over a shared feast: I hope that wherever you find yourself, you stay safe and look after each other, share some joy, love, hugs and laughter. Merry Christmas, ho ho ho and all that […]

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891: (341/365) Drop Box

Posted by wonko on December 7, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, Crease Pattern, domestic, geometry |

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!

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873: (323/365) Elephant Trophies

Posted by wonko on November 19, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, boxes, mammal |

When an orange clown decides that rich stupid people should be allowed to hunt wild animals for fun, hack bits of them off and use them as trophies it makes me cross: When that same “ass hat” orange clown then tweets that he might change an existing law to allow this banned activity to happen […]

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842: (292/365) Divided Bowl

Posted by wonko on October 20, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes |

Doodling with a traditional birdbase, I noticed a way to open it up so there were 4 equal sized partitions that I could get to go flat: Researching a little, it seems Jun Maekawa pioneered this, and also suggested a lovely corner locking mechanism that made the whole structure quite stable. I can see this […]

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806: (256/365) The Gift that keeps Giving

Posted by wonko on September 13, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes |

‘Tis marking season (I am a teacher) and I hate marking – do not get me wrong, I love designing assessment, just hate having to mark it, especially under ridiculous deadlines: This is Xiaoxian Huang’s gift box – a delicate little fold that I had to modify heavily to get the lid to fit given I […]

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797: (247/365) Brill’s Triangle Box

Posted by wonko on September 4, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes |

Time is short, this fold is cute: A rather lovely triangle box designed for David Brill’s wedge flexicube.

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785: (235/365) Pentagonal Masu

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

A Masu (or box) was traditionally square and used to measure rice in Japanese kitchens. These days, masu are typically used to sip Sake out of: Having mastered David Brill’s Square Masu, I thought it time to try the pentagonal one. Apparently the pentagonal masu exists only in Origami circles – this makes sense as […]

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783: (233/365) Simple Money Box

Posted by wonko on August 21, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, geometry |

I quite like the apparent simplicity of this design: Folded from a square split on the 1/3 line, larger piece making the base, smaller for the lid, this ingenious design neatly makes a moneybox, coin slot and all.

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