920: Koala – A Possible Travel Fold

As I am about to embark on more world travel (see travelblog), I am on the lookout for a fold I can leave in each of the places we stay. Oddly, it is something I do, often hiding little Australiana figures in out of the way places,  to hopefully provide delightful surprises for subsequent guests:

Oddly, the very best Koala designs do not come from Australian designers at all, but from places that do not have them. This lovely design is designed by Mindaugas Cesnavicius, a talented folder from Lithuania. Continue reading

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

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 humbug. Continue reading

839: (289/365) Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport!

I am always on the look out for well designed Kangaroos:

Interestingly, the best ones are often designed by people who do not have them around. This delightful 2-part model is designed by Kunihiko Kasahara, from the book “Origami Made Easy”. Continue reading

831: (281/365) Swimming Fishie

Perusing my copy of Tanteidan Magazine #163, I came across a cute 2-part model that I thought I should try:

Using orange for the fish and blue for the waves seemed to make sense at the time. Continue reading

814: (264/365) Complementary Modular Octahedron

Having recently realised I had forgotten to re-subscribe to JOAS, I hurriedly did so then went on holidays, fully expecting the back-issues of Tanteidan to not arrive for weeks:

Due to the miracles of Australia post (or was that Japanese post and a courier?) they arrived while I was away, fortunately kept dry in my mailbox.  Continue reading

797: (247/365) Brill’s Triangle Box

Time is short, this fold is cute:

A rather lovely triangle box designed for David Brill’s wedge flexicube. Continue reading

774: (224/365) Boney McBoneface – Backbone

So I am stepping up and doing a charity walk tomorrow. 35km for Mitochondrial Disease research. I would like to pretend I am super fit, but in reality I am a walker and am not really sure if I can make it:

I am however willing to give it a go. YOU can support my efforts by adding to the money I have already had pledged here: https://blw-brisbane-2017.everydayhero.com/au/peter-2

This is a section of BoneyM’s spine, a little backbone that bridges the ribcage to the pelvis. Continue reading

756 757 & 758: (206..8/365) Cat, Mouse, Cheese

So I have been really busy, with meetings and … stuff, so I fell a little behind. Looking to catch up, I noticed a lovely group of folds designed by David Brill:

This is Cat, Mouse, Cheese – a naturalistic composition with a pair of lovely fold-related critters and a lovely wedge of cheese. Continue reading

726: (176/365) Star Block

Sometimes a simple crease pattern leads to some interesting emergent geometry:

This is Charles Santee’s “Star Block”, a 2 part modular that I found when trolling among Origami USA’s “The Fold” issue #22. Continue reading

696: (146/365) LED Display

Scratching around for something to fold, I stumbled across a 2-part modular that I had filed in the “must try” pile:

LED displays are part of my past, little blocky symbols that were all the rage before screens went pixels and graphical. Continue reading