929: Penrose Triangle

Posted by wonko on July 11, 2018 in geometry |

I love geometry that messes with your head, and a “penrose triangle” is a faux 3d shape that is clearly impossible as a whole: Looking at any 2 adjacent vertices, it looks fine.  The twist of dimensions is what makes it difficult for our brains to comprehend.

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690: (140/365) Max Hulme’s Chess Queen

Posted by wonko on May 20, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

Behind every good man there is often an even better woman: The Queen in chess is a valuable piece, being the master of all skills, often the most deadly of opponents.

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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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525: Tadashi Mori’s Darth Vader

Posted by wonko on February 25, 2016 in fantasy, scifi |

Needing to fold something and having a lovely sheet of Elephant Hide paper means something is going to get creased: I saw this model in a video tutorial just published by Tadashi Mori and knew I had to try it. It reminds me of one of those cute little plastic dolly’s that are all the […]

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520: Blackstar

Posted by wonko on January 12, 2016 in blarg, geometry |

Having pre-ordered the new album by David Bowie, I was delighted when it arrived in my postbox yesterday morning (Monday 11 January 2016). Much hyped, I put it on loud, in high rotation for the day, each listen affirming a new favorite Bowie Album. In the afternoon we went grocery shopping, to return home to […]

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489: Happy New Year!

Posted by wonko on December 31, 2014 in geometry, seasonal |

As 2014 rolls to a close, we welcome the new year: These are digits designed by Andrey Lukyanov, as demonstrated via videos by the talented Sara Adams – check them out. Happy New Year!

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