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302: Pereira’s Jack In The Box

Posted by wonko on October 29, 2011 in boxes, humanoid |

If you were ever after proof that “magic happens”, here’s your proof: This masterpiece of design by Hugo Pereira is a Jack-in-a-box, complete. those who have been keeping up with this blog will remember a previous Jack in the Box by Max Hulme and I must admit I like this one better. The design engineering […]

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298: Violinist

Posted by wonko on October 25, 2011 in humanoid |

When I saw this design I knew I had to try it: Made, oddly, from a “T”-shaped box pleat, designed by Neal Elias in 1971 to celebrate the then popular violinist Yehudi Menuhin, this is a masterpiece of miniature modelling. We have a violin perched on a shoulder, being held by that hand, a bow […]

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297: Taxi!

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2011 in humanoid, vehicle |

In old Chinatown, when someone wanted to travel in style, they hailed a “coolie” pulling a rickshaw: This picture was common in days gone by, these days the hustle and bustle of bicycles, motorbikes and tuk-tuks has replaced the hard work. This is Neal Elias’ “Coolie and Rickshaw”, designed in1967. An ingenious box pleat using a square and […]

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296: Pas de Deux

Posted by wonko on October 23, 2011 in humanoid |

In ballet, a pas de deux (French, steps of two) is a duet in which ballet dancers perform the dance together. It usually consists of an entrée, adagio, two variations (one for each dancer), and a coda: In origami, few designers have mastered multiple figure folding like Neal Elias – this is his “Nureyev and […]

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289: Satoshi’s Mammoth

Posted by wonko on October 16, 2011 in dinosaur, mammal |

I decided today would be another Satoshi Kamiya model (working my way up to the ancient dragon you see) and so selected his Mammoth, figuring “how hard could that be?”: LOL Wow, no I mean WOW! So much technique packed into such a tiny package, resulting in a lovely little pachyderm. There is much to […]

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282: Skillman’s Chair

Posted by wonko on October 9, 2011 in furniture |

Now I freely admit as a kid I was an origami wimp – seeing complicated folds of this “comfy chair” and running a mile, or half-ass trying them, crumpling the paper and sulking. This fold, by Jack Skillman, seemed too hard way back then so I never tried it: As it turns out, the only […]

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281: The Jester

Posted by wonko on October 8, 2011 in humanoid |

Throughout history, people have acted “the fool” for many and varied reasons. In medieval court, Jesters acted the fool in a bid for self-preservation and increased favour: All too often the jester is actually pretty bright, but uses that intelligence to work out ways of appearing foolish, doing comically silly things and overtly hiding in plain sight. […]

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270: False Teeth

Posted by wonko on September 27, 2011 in domestic, geometry |

Anyone who knows me realizes the terror I experience when visiting the dentist: Don’t get me wrong, our dentist is awesome, and very aware that I have an irrational fear that I cannot control when being worked on. A red frog (chewy lolly) was the latest culprit, taking away most of a huge filling on […]

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259: Stag

Posted by wonko on September 16, 2011 in mammal |

Barbz asked me to make a deer, I decided to look for a stag (antlers etc) and found one by Neal Elias: I like this model – out of a severe box pleat a fairly graceful body, legs and head with lovely ears and antlers emerges. This was a tough fold – the thicknesses near […]

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258: Rodin’s Thinker

Posted by wonko on September 15, 2011 in humanoid |

When I think of my mate Mike, I think of Rodin’s “The Thinker”: There are many reasons, including his stunning good looks, poise but most of all because he is a thinker – he considers everything deeply, his responses are considered, balanced, always truthful and often factual 😛 This is a Neal Elias designed model, […]

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