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872: (322/365) MATRICULATE!

Posted by wonko on November 18, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, humanoid, seasonal |

I have this image in my head – last day of Dalek highschool, a bunch of Daleks more and more excitedly rattling off “Matriculate! Matriculate!”: Yesterday another cohort of seniors left school to join the journey to the next phase of their life. I am blessed to have taught some of them. For a teacher […]

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271: Pelican

Posted by wonko on September 28, 2011 in bird |

I have been looking for a nice pelican (yes, I know that is an odd thing to say, but good pelican origami models are hard to find): This is the best I have found so far, and although it is not free-standing, contains much that is pelicanny. Lovely bill, nice feet (if a little thin […]

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199: Lego Block

Posted by wonko on July 18, 2011 in boxes, geometry |

Now I like a good challenge, but this was a little beyond the pale: I have seen photos of this model less than half as big and I am buggered if I can work out how you could fold it that small as I struggled at this scale. A fascinating exercise in box pleating that […]

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198: Walkies (aka tree watering time)

Posted by wonko on July 17, 2011 in mammal, plant |

We live in a fairly quiet suburb and we like (not often enough sadly) to go for walks – as do dog owners who do it as much to get some exercise as to “empty their pet”: I saw this exercise in box pleating and thought it had promise – starting with a grid of […]

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118: Grammophone

Posted by wonko on April 28, 2011 in furniture |

In simpler times, music was encoded onto black plastic discs as bumpy valleys a needle would bounce along to extract the sound. In even simpler times that sound was amplified by a large cone, no electricity involved at all: These days it is all iPods, mp3s, downloads and stealing music – sometimes the older, simpler […]

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