Thursday, 28 August 2008

Bob's Helicopter

Now I have to admit this is a bit overcomplicated but I think I have a good working version of a Helicopter that Bob asked for drunkenly a while ago.

Yes I think it looks a bit like a rabbit too.  I will work on other versions but it may be inevitable.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Tessellation Fish

So on the tessellation theme here is a fish made basically from a grid with the odd diagonal fold to tuck things back.

It is rotationally symmetrical.

Feeling Better

I was showing some of the origami I had to some friends and they liked this one.  It is tessellation based origami and from 1 piece of paper.  I have always been nervous of trying to show abstract origami as it does most peoples heads in.  

Monday, 18 August 2008

Exploding ball and a lack of originality

So.... a few years back I came across a book with modular origami (multi part origami pieces).  The piece I am thinking of has 12 pieces (the first lamp design here is the pattern I saw). So I went and played with the idea and came up with the two pieces pictured here.  I then worked out that you can inverse the individual pieces of one shape to get a second shape.  Now I was quite pleased with myself.  The larger form explodes when you hit it and is an excellent gift for stress relief.  
None of this is original however.  Looking at the guardian the other day I saw an image of a skeletal octahedron. Not only that but every concievable variation of this is out there.  This has popped my bubble. I will continue but am deeply humbled by the internet itself and the realisation that it is unlikely anything I have done has not been done better before.

Friday, 15 August 2008


Carrying on with the bat theme I first made the bat mask then interlocked it with other pieces to make the manbat and finally have made a bat out of one piece of paper.

Bat Mask

So the manbat thing began as a bat mask.
The paper was divided into nine squares and then petal folded in various ways to achieve this bat mask. (the black mask is just the negative image of the white one)
There are two things I like about the bat mask. The button nose and if you wore it you would be blind (I do not cut my origami).

Thursday, 14 August 2008


Just so you know.  I have a backlog of stuff I am trying to sort out for display meaning I am archiving my work from the last few years.  There are quite allot of pieces to put up and if people want further explanations / instructions please ask.

So... manbat. Not even close to anatomically correct for a bat. This piece is made in 4 parts interlocking with petalfolds (something I will illustrate soon I promise). 

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


Here is a Scorpion based on a Lily base.

Squid 2 the revenge of squid (Cthulhu)

This is what happens when you play with paper while reading Lovecraft.
Actually made out of 3 interlinked pieces of paper.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008


Here is a more complicated series on how to make a squid albeit with only 3 tentacles.


Here is a butterfly I am working on illustrating.



This blog is about origami. Mostly just the stuff I make. I hope you enjoy it.

If you like my designs feel free to make them (or email me for instructions).  If you intend to publish them contact me first and we can sort something out.
Disclaimer: I will be posting my designs but if I have accidentally made something somebody has already made I will endeavour to change my blog accordingly.