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10 Apr

Again with the Smart Waterbomb

Himanshu was asking the other day about how curve folds were made and I did what I usually do, respond with a text description of what I think I’m doing when I fold curves. But I’m always aware, this is not a very satisfactory way to explain it. The Smart Waterbomb is a simple model, […]

20 Mar

Origami for the People Challenge

Who: Christiane Bettens, Christine Pape and Philip Chapman-Bell, the administrators of the Origami for the People flickr group… What: …cordially invite you to participate in our first annual Feast of All Fools Challenge. Where: The Origami for the People group page. When: From now until 23:59 April 1, 2010, Greenwich Mean Time. Why: Really, that’s […]

13 Jan

Victoria and Albert

This is the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London, UK. I can’t say I know much about it, but you can read up on it by clicking the photo above — it will take you to the Wikipedia article. I mention it here because someone who works there recently blogged about this blog […]

03 Dec

I Ought to Be in Pictures

Our subscribers by email will be seeing a whole lot of nothing, here. But if you click on the title link, it will bring you to this post and some cool video instructions for the Iso-Area Double Masu. Which is a variation on Toshikazu Kawasaki’s Iso-area Cube from Kasahara’s and Takahama’s Origami for the Connoisseur. […]

24 Nov

O or Non-O?

This is Vincent Floderer demonstrating his crimp method of folding a mushroom. It came to my attention on the that directory of wonderful things, bOING-bOING, where it was posted under the heading, Perfect mushroom origami. I’ve never seen Floderer fold before, though I’ve admired his work for some years. This is brilliant stuff and well […]

08 Aug

Origami for the People

This is Wilhelmine, quondam Princess of Prussia and Margravine of Bayreuth, holding one of Kalami‘s models — and this works for me in a number of ways. One, the color is dead on, really on. Two, Wilhelmine would have totally dug it — she was a bluestocking, a lady polymath, and the mathematics and beauty […]

05 Apr

Perspective

You have to compare. So you can get a little distance from things. Like Laika. She really must have seen things in perspective. It’s important to keep a certain distance. [audio:PR.mp3|titles=Far jag kan inte få upp min kokosnöt|artists=Povel Ramel] That’s what Ingemar says in one of my favorite movies, Mitt liv som hund.  It came […]

01 Apr

Zhoubi Bowl on Origami Weekly

Photo and hand by Andrew Hudson Just a note to alert our readers to another publication well worth a visit and a read: Origami Weekly began publication earlier this year and has been warmly received by the greater folding community. It is the ambitious project of two young men out West, Andrew Hudson and Jared […]

29 Mar

Twist Stars – A Method of Construction

That’s my old friend, Catullus, who often wrote in hendecasyllabics, that is, an eleven syllable line. Here, he’s saying, To whom shall I give this pretty little blog entry? To you, gentle reader… It occurred to me the other day that twist stars, such as the nine- and ten-pointed models I written about before, probably […]

15 Mar

Claudine’s Tato

Indiscipline I do remember one thing. It took hours and hours but… by the time I was done with it, I was so involved, I didn’t know what to think. I carried it around with me for days and days… playing little games like not looking at it for a whole day and then… looking […]

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