The LAMB butterfly

The LAMB butterfly

A little challenge emerged a couple of months ago: to create an origami butterfly as a tribute to Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, who were guest teachers at the BOS Birmingham online meeting in August. Michael is well known as a butterfly creator: many of these are dedicated to his friends, and form the backbone […]

Lamb Panorama at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lamb Panorama at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

At last I’m delighted to announce that the incredible moving panorama London to Hong Kong in Two Hours, painted in 1860 by my grandfathers John Lamb Primus and John Lamb Secundus, was acquired in 2018 by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. You can read all about the panorama here. You can […]

Thanks, Max!

Thanks, Max!

Early days I met Max Hulme at my first BOS convention in London, Spring 1975. It was immediately clear that Max was a natural origami creator. I took Max’s class for a matchbox which is folded flat, then pops into 3D at the last move when the tray is pulled open: simple, clever, and fun […]

Cube roots and tangents

Cube roots and tangents

Tinkering with an existing design, (the HOALOT cube discovered a couple of years ago), I found that only two of the six units from the original would themselves fit together to make a new cube construction. The original unit was clearly unnecessarily complex for the new cube, and I saw that the same result could […]