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799: (249/365) Turning over a New Leaf

Posted by wonko on September 6, 2017 in 365-2017, plant |

…shows you the underside of that leaf, really: This is Naomiki Sato’s “leaf”, a lovely green thing that is destined to be attached to stems holding up flowers.

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798: (248/365) The Elephant In The Room

Posted by wonko on September 6, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal, wtf |

In a fit of elephantine existentialism, one must ask an important question: “What makes a good Origami Elephant?”: This is Paul Jackson’s “One Fold Elephant” – is it a good elephant and how would we know? What are ESSENTIAL characteristics that a model should have to be considered elephantine? Obvious characteristics of an elephant (well, for […]

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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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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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795: (245/365) Tessellated Fractal

Posted by wonko on September 2, 2017 in 365-2017 |

Further exploring Shuzo Fujimoto’s “Hydrangea” fractal, it seems they can also be tessellated: This is a 4x fold, but I have seen many many more, closer together also, interweaving and other mind-boggling combinations. This fold has taken an age – started 4 days ago, finished yesterday (I had already decided on the spring shoot for […]

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794: (244/365) From little things, big things grow

Posted by wonko on September 1, 2017 in 365-2017, nature, plant |

September 1 is often trotted out as the first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere: Purists will argue that the spring equinox is not until the 21st of September, but with the climate as it is, it has felt like spring for weeks now in Brisbane.

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793: (243/365) Jun Maekawa’s Tetra tetra

Posted by wonko on August 31, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Looking for today’s fold, I returned to a collection of bookmarked models from my growing collection of Tanteidan magazines: Made of 4 tetrahedral modules, each with deep tabs along a pair of adjacent sides, you then fold a pair of interlocking preliminary bases as the core.

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792: (242/365) Fractal Folding

Posted by wonko on August 30, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

Speaking of fractals, as I was (well, kinda sorta) I realised I had never tried the Fujimoto Hydrangea fold before: This is an interesting thing, with each iteration folded inside the previous – in theory you can keep folding this infinitely. In reality the tryanny of paper thickness and fat clumsy fingers stops you.

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791: (241/365) Flower Tessellation

Posted by wonko on August 29, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, flower, geometry |

Browsing a MiniNeo eZine that I follow, I noticed a rather interesting looking hexagonal flower and thought it worth a try: You triangle grid a hexagon into 16ths, then put a hex twist in the middle, then add the swing-back on petals and tidy up the tessellation to make a swirl.

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790: (240/365) Monica’s Bunch

Posted by wonko on August 28, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, geometry |

Asked by a colleague whether I still do rose folding commissions, I lied and said “sure”, realising this was the opportunity to learn something new: Working my way through Naomiki Sato’s book “Rose”, I had never tried his “Simple Rose” until this point.

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