Archive for March, 2007|Monthly archive page
I would never have guessed Home and Garden TV would have such a nice selection of origami projects. They very clearly list supplies and have pictoral instructions that are very nice. They had several projects that were interesting. http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_paper_crafts_origami/0,1788,HGTV_3293,00.html
Most recent tessellation. I am getting a little tired of stars. I played with a nice little equilateral triangle in the center, but backlit the star was nicer. A couple more photos here http://flickr.com/photos/christine42
This website has a link to free pdfs to make this furniture yourself. All you need to furbish the well folded home. As I am interested in buying a home, my mind focuses on such things. Inhabit’s website makes me think of Dwell Magazine, their focus is on sustainable architecture and design. They have nifty links to prefab dwellings and I am a big fan of do-it-yourself projects. Great site to check out.
I am also fascinated, because an area of interest of mine is 3-d tessellations and the inherent structural stability and strength in given collapses.
This is a prototype idea for a beverage container and is a mockup. That said, it is a marvelous design idea from Clara Lindsten. This is not new on the web, but it is new to me. I found it at http://designsponge.blogspot.com
I should limit extraneous expenses, but this is tempting. http://www.elsewares.com/commerce/Origami-Bird-Tee_MPD792.html#
I found this interesting as I have played a lot with circles lately. I also like slide three and the origami robe. http://www.promostyl.com/actualite/origami/origami.php As I am house hunting my mind focuses on origami with a practical bent. A lot of designers/inventors have been finding that with lasers and new technological developments origami has a ton of real world applications. Dwell magazine regularly has tessellated goodness and architecturally fascinating buildings. Melisande kindly emailed a link so I’ve included it. http://www.moroso.it/home_moroso.php?n=products&model=141&l=en
This site has downloadable pdfs of nifty little containers predecorated with graphic designs. Kids and adults will like them. Cut them out follow the directions (you need scissors and glue/double sided tape) and you have little containers to clutter your desk. I have paperclips in the baby skeleton design (The design makes me think of Day of the Dead).
The funny thing is I never was very interested in making boxes when I first started; yet they seem the easiest thing for me to design and make. I started with a circle, the base is a hexagon, and the box is a equilateral triangle. The top and bottom are the same. On the crease pattern treat the straight line as valley folds.hexangle crease pattern