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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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912: (362/365) Abandon Ship!

Posted by wonko on December 28, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, vehicle |

As the year 2017 swiftly comes to an end, after seemingly being in a hurry to do so all year, it is almost time to abandon ship: Time for one last waltz, one more visit to the buffet, perhaps a cigar on the poop deck then it is lifejackets on and over the side into […]

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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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908: (358/365) ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas …

Posted by wonko on December 24, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, fantasy, mammal, seasonal |

…and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse: Prep for festivities is always fun. Family feast tomorrow, lots to do. I hope you and your families enjoy the prep time as much as the day itself.

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893: (343/365) Teddy

Posted by wonko on December 9, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, mammal |

It has been said that “you are never alone with a rubber duck” – equally true with a teddy bear I suspect: I must experiment with the posture. designed for bi-colour paper, you cannot see the colour changes for eyes and the rest with this fold, but the arms and legs are charming, cutie ears […]

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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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879: (329/365) No Crib for a Bed

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, furniture |

So, I needed some furniture, and thought of a feed trough, but had to invent one: Folded from a smallish square, this has trough and some rather nice legs, but does not look very comfortable.

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844: (294/365) Our House, is a very very very fine house …

Posted by wonko on October 21, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, geometry |

It seems to be the season for buying houses. A couple of my work colleagues have, individually, in the last little while purchased houses: The “Great Australian Dream” apparently is to own your own home – this seems irrefutable proof that it is still entirely possible.

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822: (272/365) Excalibur

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, wtf |

“The Lady of the Lake,… [angels sing] …her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] THAT is why I’m your king!”: “Listen, strange women, lyin’ in ponds, distributin’ swords is no basis for […]

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796: (246/365) Japanese Andon Lamp

Posted by wonko on September 3, 2017 in 365-2017, furniture, Traditional |

Paper is an amazing thing. In Japanese culture, for centuries, walls and furnishings were made from timber and Washi (hand-made Kozo fibre paper). Candle-driven laps made of paper (counter-intuitively) are still common, this is an Andon Lamp: There are 2 versions of this – one that uses 4 squares (this one) and another minor variation […]

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