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796: (246/365) Japanese Andon Lamp

Posted by wonko on September 3, 2017 in 365-2017, furniture, Traditional |

Paper is an amazing thing. In Japanese culture, for centuries, walls and furnishings were made from timber and Washi (hand-made Kozo fibre paper). Candle-driven laps made of paper (counter-intuitively) are still common, this is an Andon Lamp: There are 2 versions of this – one that uses 4 squares (this one) and another minor variation […]

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708: (158/365) Nollentonk

Posted by wonko on June 7, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

When I was in Japan, I bought 2 origami books and have not really folded much from them to date: The books are totally in Japanese, no English at all so I have NO idea who the designer of this model is. Made from 4 squares of paper (back legs, front legs, head, tusks) and […]

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692: (142/365) Wu’s Modular Chess Board

Posted by wonko on May 22, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, geometry |

Looking around for a chess board in origami was fun, there seem to be a few out there, including a few that use only 1 sheet of paper and a million creases to perform the necessary colour changes for the squares: I discovered I could not source paper large enough to make a playable chess […]

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637: (87/365) Cyclonic Spiral

Posted by wonko on March 28, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Currently, North Queensland is being beaten up by Cyclone “Debbie”: Australian cyclones are huge. As weather systems go, we do them big down under and “Debbie” was once a category 4 (which is nearly Category 5, for the folks at home) which on a scale of “is that a cloud” to “fuck, most of my town […]

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