Dodecalendar ’17

Dodecalendar ’17

Cristina Bonnet has made a video for a great 2017 calendar (in Spanish).   She says: “How to make a 2017 calendar in origami? Download the template for free at cristinabonnet.com/calendario-2017″ What’s the connection? The basis of the calendar is this dodecahedron which started life in 1985 as a Christmas decoration. Original diagrams here. Thanks, […]

Season’s greetings!

Season’s greetings!

Time for some Christmas presents to all friends everywhere. I’ve had a good year and I’m grateful to all of you who have helped to make it so. A Christmas card first: please select your printer’s best settings, and print it out! Fold in half twice and display proudly on your mantlepiece. More importantly, I’ve […]

Tippers and Stars

Tippers and Stars

Long periods of inactivity punctuate my origami explorations. Often these are broken when something intriguing catches my eye: last week I spotted Tine Blasek’s recent work which she called “stars-stars-stars”. Made from 60 units folded from squares, I was fascinated by the the arrangement of diamond shapes, apparently following classic origami geometries. I was reminded […]

Not so Brilliant horses…

Not so Brilliant horses…

With the vast selection of pictures available from stock image sites comes an increase of unauthorised interpretations of copyrighted work. Maybe I should see this as flattery, particularly when the derivative item is attractive. But there remain feelings of bad manners, injustice and dishonesty, particularly when it is a commercial activity. In one case, I […]