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Origami Tessellations

Origami Tessellations
To continue the origami how-to video fun, here’s a new one from my partner Ioana Stoian showing how to fold a cute origami cat designed by Roberto Gretter and Ioana during the Polish origami convention earlier this year. What a fun little cat! And it’s based on 60 degree angles, which for geometers like me is particularly satisfying… I saw this fantastic little 4:30 minute documentary on Bobby Jaber, a retired chemistry teacher who has spent the last 20 years working with porcelain to represent geometric shapes and solids. It’s beautiful artwork and well worth seeing. It reminds me a lot of Shuzo Fujimoto, a Japanese chemistry teacher who decided to fold paper to help represent chemical structures for his students; he was one of the first origami tessellation masters, and his explorations became the basis for most of what exists in the origami tessellation world these days.

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Arts & Design > Crafting > Paper Crafts Menu Paper Crafts Create A Page! Fresh Pages Latest Additions Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them!

s Best Photos of paperfolding Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Square Twist The above images show the simplest square twist pattern - one unit, four units, 16 units, and 64 units sucesisvely. Each is folded from a single sheet of paper. The square twist is one of the simplest kind of unit for a tessellation.

A Boy And His Sculpey Blob Capturing the cuteness of Wayforward's character designs for the forthcoming WiiWare remake of A Boy and His Blob as his inspiration, Appy molded Sculpey polymer clay to form the titular characters into these accurate models. Have you seen the remake lately? It's super adorable, with details like the boy calling out "Blooob!" or "Heeyyyy!"

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