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916: Zhen Xian Bao (Traditional Chinese Thread and Needle Book)

Posted by wonko on January 7, 2018 in boxes, domestic, geometry, Traditional |

Interestingly, paper folding developed independently in most countries that made paper. In China, traditional folding included objects like this: This is a modern interpretation of a Zhen Xian Bao – a traditional thread case. Even cursory research on teh interwebs reveals astonishing combinations of these little compartments, nested in other compartments. This fold was designed […]

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899: (349/365) Spikey Cube

Posted by wonko on December 15, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Continuing the modular bent, I had bookmarked this fold in my collection of Tanteidan magazines as a “must try”: This is Jun Maekawa’s “Spikey Cube” – a 6 part modular that only holds itself together when the last part is slotted in place. The locking mechanism is difficult to master initially, and seemingly different each […]

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898: (348/365) The Droid You Were Looking For

Posted by wonko on December 14, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, geometry, machine, scifi, wtf |

Now I am as much a Star Trek fan as the next one, and love a comedy sidekick movie plot device. It was interesting that the Star Wars franchise returned to the tried and true “quirky beeping droid” sidekick in “Force Awakens” and the BB8 droid seems a cute successor to the more limited R2 […]

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897: (347/365) Deathstar

Posted by wonko on December 13, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, geometry, scifi, seasonal |

Tomorrow in Oz the next chapter of the Star Wars saga opens in cinemas. I am not likely to see it until the crush of “real fans” abates but thought on the eve I would fold something relevant: This I have labelled “Deathstar” because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the space station the Liberator […]

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896: (346/365) All 3 Dimensions

Posted by wonko on December 12, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I have folded a number of axis-type geometric modulars in my time: This is Nick Robinson’s XYZmbe, a 6 part model that shows the intersections of the X, Y and Z planes with a curious twirly intersection.

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888: (338/365) Cubo Twist

Posted by wonko on December 5, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

This charming 6-piece modular cube is designed by Francesco Mancini and is included in his booklet “Mancinerie”, which I think I purchased from the BOS shop online: Each face is a twisted square. Folded from A5 sheets, the pre-creasing is pretty easy and the twist is satisfying.

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870: (320/365) Nymph Ball

Posted by wonko on November 17, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Exam invigilation is one of the most boring things that exists, when possible I fold repetitive things during them (thus allowing me to be vigilant and productive): This is a 30-piece modular ball made from Ekaterina Lakasheva’s “Nymph” module – simple tab and pocket creations folded from 7.5cm squares.

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865: (315/365) 11/11/2017 Lest We Forget

Posted by wonko on November 11, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, seasonal |

The poppy has become a symbol of remembrance, reverence and honour: A humble flower capable of thriving in the harshest of conditions, flourishing under duress with a beautiful, if short-lived ephemeral flower. Something existential to learn here for all of us. 

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864: (314/365) 6-part Rhombicuboctahedron

Posted by wonko on November 11, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

…yes, I know, a day late but, meh! Always on the look out for fascinating geometry, I had put this 6-part Rhombicuboctahedron, designed by David Mitchell, in my “fold this when you get a moment” pile: 6 relatively simple modules interlock to make a fascinating ball-like structure but the devil is in the details.

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856: (306/365) Brillex Cube

Posted by wonko on November 2, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I am always on the lookout for interesting folded geometry: A modular exploration, designed by David Brill is usually interesting and these Brillex cubes seem fascinating.

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