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885: (335/365) Trefoil Knot

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

In topology, a branch of mathematics, the trefoil knot is the simplest example of a nontrivial knot: This is Kevin Hutson’s design, well CP really, that I sort of just nutted out after mis-folding it 4 times and uttering some bad words (sorry Mum). The observant amongst you will notice that it starts and finishes […]

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884: (334/365) Pegasus

Posted by wonko on December 3, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

In my list of “models to try someday” was this model designed by Takashi Hojyo: A complex management of points, this lovely rendition of a Pegasus has much to love. The wings, legs and general morphology are very pleasing to the eye but not easy to achieve as a fold.

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844: (294/365) Our House, is a very very very fine house …

Posted by wonko on October 21, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, geometry |

It seems to be the season for buying houses. A couple of my work colleagues have, individually, in the last little while purchased houses: The “Great Australian Dream” apparently is to own your own home – this seems irrefutable proof that it is still entirely possible.

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786: (236/365) Beth Johnson’s Hex Owl

Posted by wonko on August 24, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

I cannot believe I have not tried this before: A lovely hexagonal tessellation in one corner of a hexagon becomes the fluffy tummy, collapsing the body makes for lovely eyes and a pair of crenellated wings.

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782: (232/365) Wedge Flex

Posted by wonko on August 20, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, wtf |

Topologically convoluted geometric modulars confuse the brain – shapes that morph into different shapes in stable but seemingly unpredictable ways are fascinating: This is a wedge-flex – a modular hinged construction of a series of triangular prisms (wedges) that fold, bend, twist and re-align in interesting configurations.

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730: (180/365) No Frills

Posted by wonko on June 29, 2017 in 365-2017, reptile |

Exploring Tanteidan Magazine 138, I noticed a rather lovely Frill Necked Lizard that I had not yet tried: This is Gen Hagiwara’s Frilly, a torturous fold that spends lot of time isolating legs and tail from the large corner that would become the frill and head.

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698: (148/365) Cicada

Posted by wonko on May 28, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

I must admit to enjoying the challenge that is inherent in most of Robert Lang’s designs: When the Tanteidan magazine arrived, I saw there was a new version of his cicada, and I knew I needed to try it. Starting with a 35cm square of Daiso washi (that turned out to be slightly rhombic problematically), […]

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681: (131/365) Tim Rickman’s Xenomorph

Posted by wonko on May 11, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, humanoid, scifi |

I am so excited that there is a new Alien Movie out today – Alien Covenant. Although I would dearly love to see it right now, I will have to wait until I am less busy and tired: Having already folded both Kade Chan‘s Xenomorph, Fernando Gilgado‘s Alien and Face-Hugger I was struggling to find something […]

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676: (126/365) Stellated Octahedron

Posted by wonko on May 6, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I am always on the lookout for a striking modular to fold when I am idle at work. This beauty – two tetrahedrons mating, was an obvious choice: I have folded much more complicated versions of things like this – made with lots of little pieces each having different angle connectors. Ilan Garibi appropriates Francis […]

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592: (42/360) Sooo…Mr Whitehouse, Can you Fold a Paper Plane?

Posted by wonko on February 11, 2017 in 365-2017, vehicle |

I have lost count of the times I have been asked this by students, presumably based on the assumption that because I fold paper I must make a mean paper plane: Truth be told when I make simple paper darts they fly terribly, not sure why. Many of the worlds great origamists started with paper planes […]

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