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29 Apr

Three Card Monte — Again?

Yeah, there’s a contest over at and I’ve never been much for contests, but this one has a really cool prize — an SD card with Wi-Fi built in. Got to say, that caught my eye. If you’ve already folded one of these, you could certainly give this a go-by. Nothing new here. Well, […]

18 Jan

Champagne Flute

Champagne Flute The bold lines are cut marks. Yes, yes — blasphemy. Okay, you don’t have to cut on the bold lines. If you wrap the fifth part, it’ll hold together just as well. Me, I just think it’s a more satisfying model if you give it a little cut, either side. C’mon – how […]

14 Jan

¡El Diabolo!

Photo and folding by Mélisande* ¡El Diabolo! Ah, Mephistopheles! –Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

15 Oct

North by Northwest

The City Fathers (a few Mothers, too) and the Department of Public Works have given me several broad hints lately that the art I pursue is no art at all, but a mere “craft or decorative art.” So be it. Urania, Muse of Astronomy and Mathematics, who used to come see me now and again, […]

30 Jul

The World Box

Sure, the Icosahedral Twist Box is great, but a little bland. You could soup it up with some fancy paper, maybe, or you could go with my original conception and make a World Box. The World Box is in honor of the first international exhibition on origami tessellations, July 29th through August 6th at the […]

30 Jul

Icosahedral Twist Box

This is ambi-epistolary – hey-ho, there’s a nonce-word for the ages! Yes, ambi-epistolary, it can be made with equal facility out of letter paper of either persuasion, A4 or American 8½ ×11″. How’s that for thinking globally? You make two pieces and one fits into the other. Or the other way around. The male becomes […]

05 Mar

The 8-Sided Compass Rose Jar

I’ve been doing some more complicated things – but I thought I probably ought to put out the simple version before getting all publicly jiggy with it. This one has an iris closure going to every second corner, a nice basket weave look. This is probably the easiest version of this model to learn, but […]

10 Dec

Geflocktne Dreidl

Dreidl is a Yiddish word meaning “top” or “little spinning thing.” Geflocktne means “twisted” or “interwoven.” I’m not in the least sure about the inflection – please feel free to send corrections. This one is showing nun up, meaning that you win nichts, nada, niente, nichievo, not so much. Spin again, please. At Hanukkah, it […]

24 Nov

The Three Card Monte

— Greetings, Metafiltrationists — what’s up with that $5.00 cover charge? This post is from a while back and better instructions can be found on this post. — Greetings, Boing-Boingers. The files are linked farther down the page. There is a how-to and you can find it here. Make sure you turn the page scaling […]

28 Aug

The 16-Sided Compass Rose Jar, Continued

The 16-Sided Compass Rose Jar, shooting down the interior, to show the compass rose. A crease pattern to follow shortly.

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