This delightful 6-part modular cube is designed by Meenakshi Mukerji: The modules cleverly isolate a colour-changed heart at the centre of a “U” shaped module that forms one side of the cube.
Trolling around in my collection of Tanteidan magazines, as one does, I came across a little 6-piece modular designed by Jun Maekawa: Oddly named until you notice that each of the modules is a little “house” shape, complete with pitched roof.
Leafing through “Folding Australia” I came across an odd modular that results in half and three quarters of a cube: Simple folding, deft locking mechanism and a little geometric brain bending.
I was casually puddling around in origami blogs, as you do, and came across the one page diagram of this little charmer and decided to give it a whirl: 8 pages, sort of a spectrum, combine in a whirl not unlike the leaf garland popular in Roman times however the locking mechanism leaves a small […]
Most Tanteidan magazines start with a section that deals with modular folding. I was surprised to find a modular cube designed by Jun Maekawa, along with a bunch of variations. With cursory research, it appears “borromean” relates to interlocking shapes, and this cube has “ribbons” of colour that weave in among each other in an […]
When my sister in law went to Nepal, she found some rather charming Lokta paper, hand-made with block printed gold floral designs. She carefully transported it back with her for me to wrangle. I had a modular in mind and the orange Lokta seemed the obvious choice: This is Miyuki Kawamura’s Mummy Star, a startlingly […]
I am always on the lookout for something to keep my hands busy in the boring bits of the day. At the moment, many of my classes are doing assignment work, when they do not need assistance, rather than sit idle I fold: This “Star Twirl Torus”, designed by Yuri Shumakov, was a bit of […]
I seem fixated on modular origami at the moment (a branch I have not really done very much in). When I saw Francis Ow’s Double Cube, I asked him if I could have a go at folding it: He generously shared some instructions with me (how amazing is the Internet – it can put you […]
As a teacher, I have a pastoral care group of students from multiple year levels, many initial strangers and new students at the start of the year. I look for an activity that we can all focus on, conversations and collegiality usually follows. Francis Ow published diagrams on a “house” module (strangely appropriate) and hints […]
I have a low tolerance of boredom, so slack time between busy times at work required me to keep my fingers busy: This is an interesting module, made up of useful units – tiles of joined equilateral triangles with solid pockets and tabs.