In the United States of America on this day they are inaugurating their 45th president – one Donald Trump: I _want_ to congratulate him and his party on a campaign well fought, policies well considered and popular vote being a landslide but sadly none of these seems true from where I sit. Looking for a […]
…so apparently, like, on the internets and stuff, Tiny Sneks are a thing, right: This is Gen Hagiwara’s cartoon snake, a cute little model with lovely googly eyes and a smile. I made it tiny… because.
Flipping through the book “Origami Masters – Bugs – How the Bug Wars Changed the Art Of Origami”, you cannot help but be frightened by this model: Robert Lang, mathematician, engineer and origami design genius in this model pushes the envelope of what is possible with paper on a number of levels. The book gives […]
Ever since first watching the telly series “Vikings” (currently 3 seasons, worth looking for) I was a fan of the gritty realism and glimpse into the lifestyle (albeit cinematicised) of what I imagine was a hard working and noble race: The character “Floki” was an odd inventor genius and ship builder, I think he would have […]
As a member of Origami USA (OUSA), we get access to some member designs and this one stuck out as something fun to try: Jason Ku’s Convertible uses some standard (and not so standard) box pleating tricks to sculpt a fully formed car from a flat sheet.
Needing to clean my brain, I looked for some box-pleating (as that is absorbing, fiddly and it is difficult to to do or think anything else while doing it): I came across a design for a folding chair, folded in 24ths and decided to give it a go.
Perusing a Tanteidan, I noticed a crease pattern challenge, set by Jason Ku, and filed it as a “that’s impossible” fold: Needing to unwind from a hectic and punishing term at work, I cut a 55cm square of light weight Kraft paper and set about working out, geometrically, where the myriad of creases were. Although […]
When I first saw photos of this model, I could not believe it was folded from a single sheet, without cuts, folds only: In case you were wondering, this was WTF (What’s That Fold?) # 8. I was determined to give it a go. Noticing it was made from hundreds of pleats, and given the […]
Anyone who knows me understands my fascination with the Sydney Opera House, as a kid I saw the sails of it being built: Set magnificently on Bennelong Point right in the heart of the harbour, it together with the Sydney Harbour Bridge (no, do not panic, I am not making that) are quintessential Australian icons. […]
There are a number of models in the origami world I see as “legendary” – the Phoenix (version 3.5) is one of those: When I bought Satoshi Kamiya’s works book volume 2 I knew I would one day put myself up against this challenge, I also knew it would take me a while to master […]