As any cat owner knows, cats seem to be able to tie themselves in knots, and this pose is fairly typical of a stretch pose: Well, I say cat “owners” but in reality, cats own and train us to serve them, it is in the nature of cats really.
This fold was folded on our 34th wedding anniversary, chosen because a long and happy relationship is not reliant on luck: This dice is clever is a little obscure – rather than traditional dots each face has a partial coverage of colour.
Any self-respecting Nirvana fan is familiar with the song “Heart Shaped Box”: I was listening to some vintage Nirvana on Spotify and that simple song inspired this simple box.
Starting with 2 squares of paper, some simple creasing, an odd thing happens – a solid shape emerges: This squarish donut is odd, it slides together with nearly no folding and creates an interesting geometry.
Puddling around in an old Tanteidan magazine, I noticed that the first few pages are usually devoted to smaller folding projects – often modular in nature: This 2-part modular is fascinating and initially I found it baffling as the diagrams were not really clear (the illustrator was trying to represent stages that were 3d in […]
Now it seems Beatrix Potter has gone out of favour in the age of political correctness, but there is no denying the charm of her stable of animal characters as they anthropomorphise through their day: This is “Peter Rabbit” – well, more correctly it is supposed to be the rabbit from “Through the Looking Glass” […]
“He’s not a messiah, he is just a very naughty boy”. “Crucifixion? Good. Line on the left, one cross each”: In my opinion, “Life of Brian” by the Monty Python team is close to perfect, such a beautiful play in an otherwise familiar ancient world, full to the brim with some of their cleverest work. […]
Paper dolls are big in Chinese and Japanese culture, this little charmer is a two-piece model from Jacky Chan: Head and body are folded separately from the same size bits of paper and then the head neatly slots into the shoulders of the body. When folding this I started with the head and was convinced […]
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 […]
When asked by a friend of my son’s if were possible to fold something to celebrate their fist wedding anniversary, which coincidentally is the “Paper” anniversary, I thought why not: The couple are dragon fans, so it seemed obvious to include something from that world. I looked around for something that would present in a shadow […]