753: (203/365) Origami Lampshade

Posted by wonko on July 22, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

I am clearly in the wrong business, if making money is the aim. Being slightly (well, I think it is healthy) obsessed with paper, when a new dealer arrives on the scene I take notice. A colleague asked if I knew of “The Paper Empire” – a new QLD outlet in Newfarm: I had not […]

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591: (41/360) Miura Ori Fold

Posted by wonko on February 10, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

Paper-influenced materials engineering has gained incredible momentum in the last few years as ancient and modern folding techniques get applied to modern materials: The Miura Ori fold is a fascinating corrugation that takes large flat surfaces, divides them up into “shallow” parallelograms, re-arranges the creases into alternate rows of mountain and valley across the folded […]

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528: Joisel’s Pangolin

Posted by wonko on May 2, 2016 in animal, blarg, geometry, mammal, paper |

Few Origami models reach Iconic status, few have the charm and grace of Eric Joisel’s Pangolin. I thought I would have a go at this fold: Based, in part, on a field of diagonal graduated pleats that are “popped” into scaley plates, shaped simply to suggest tail, head and feet, his folds have a unique […]

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519: Before the Big Bang

Posted by wonko on December 28, 2015 in geometry, paper |

Curved creases seem to do interesting things to stiff paper. Paper tension that has been tortured by curved folds tends to force planes into curves and distorts geometry in interesting ways. I had a huge offcut of Canson watercolour paper and decided to try Thoki Yenn and Josef Albers “Before The Big Bang” – an […]

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518: Flasher

Posted by wonko on December 24, 2015 in geometry, paper |

I have had sheets of Elephant Hide for ages, and read that it was really good for geometric folding (corrugations and tessellations), so set out to find something I could do as fold therapy: Jeremy Shafer is a genius designer of origami action models and I had seen his series of collapsing “flashers” so thought […]

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404: Joisel’s Bandonéon

Posted by wonko on September 2, 2012 in blarg, domestic, geometry, machine |

I first noticed this lovely little fold nestled amongst the masterpiece that is Eric Joisel’s Musicians, and decided that i must try to work out how to make it: Now the “purists” amongst you will recognise this as a “Concertina”, but that is splitting hairs, given a “Bandonéon” is square, this is clearly hexagonal, but I digress. […]

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