613: (63/365) David Mitchell’s “Gemini”

Posted by wonko on March 4, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

We are heading into assignment season in many of my classes – this means my students are busy getting on with it, occasionally asking for help, but I am stuck there inert and when I get bored I get naughty: …so I fold stuff to keep me awake. Modulars have an advantage that, once you […]

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551: (1/365) Mummy Star

Posted by wonko on January 1, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, seasonal |

When my sister in law went to Nepal, she found some rather charming Lokta paper, hand-made with block printed gold floral designs. She carefully transported it back with her for me to wrangle. I had a modular in mind and the orange Lokta seemed the obvious choice: This is Miyuki Kawamura’s Mummy Star, a startlingly […]

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486: Little Turtle Kusudama

Posted by wonko on December 14, 2014 in geometry, paper |

A dear friend (*waves to Caff) holidayed in Europe, visited Florence and found some amazing block-printed handmade paper, popped it in a post pack tube and mailed it to me. To be honest, I have struggled to use this paper┬ábecause it seemed a such a terrible shame to cut it. Lovely irregularities, vibrant colours and […]

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411: Phizz-based Stellated Icosahedron

Posted by wonko on October 25, 2012 in geometry |

The “phizz” unit designed by Tom Hull is a basic building block that can be used for many modulars: I thought I would start manageable, so devised a 30 unit ball, 6 faces each of 5 colours – total of 30 units. These are easy folding and have a positive locking mechanism so were a […]

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