Month: June 2005


I received a great email from Danilo in Chile, with a bunch of great photos attached- I’d like to post them but I’m waiting for his permission first. His origami group in Chile has a website, located at It’s very nicely laid out and has a bunch of stellar photos and diagrams. Someone definitely went through a lot of work to put that site together! Since there seem to be a bunch of people visiting from Brasil and Chile, I’m going to hit up my nice Brasilian coworker to translate some of my documents and web junk into spanish (and Brasilian Portuguese!) for me. Hopefully he can make it a little better than Babelfish does! I’m plugging away at some new materials, worked a bit on some existing crease patterns for release but I spent quite a few hours today trying to fold arbitrary angles to see what it takes to solve that problem. and the answer is… lots of math! it hurts my head! something that Alex Bateman should be programming, instead of …

technorati tag post

tessellation – trying to help technorati fill in some of the blanks on it’s tag pages. not that I’m a tessellation freak or anything… tessellations working on a new crease pattern today- well, new to you, not new to me. hoping to put it online tonight if I can find the time- it’s FirstSunday crafting day at our house, so the hordes will descend upon our humble abode at 3. Hopefully I can run off and hide long enough to get some work done. I’m also kicking around some ideas about arbitrary angle folding, but I don’t want to say much about it because I’m not sure it’s an idea that will work. more info to follow if it’s not a total dead end. hope your weekend is going well!

Origami links!

I have some new, *great* links to check out. First off is: Sebastian Kirsch’s website. He’s got some seriously great material, including a fold that looks suspiciously like a log spiral, or something similar to it. except it’s not a spiral… well anyway, it’s something that I’ve been searching for! For about 2 months! so this will hopefully save me from reinventing the wheel. Jean-Claude Correia more Correia work. I really dig this guy. his folding is just excellent and so very analog. I hope that last statement makes sense to you, maybe it doesn’t- but when you work with digital info all day, and you fold very precise geometric things, it’s nice to just get a little chaotic with your folding and learn to let go. good stuff. Hatori Koshiro’s blog. His blog is in japanese, but google can translate it for you. He also has linked to Correia, and he’s got some very nice folding, too. And, of course, a stupid plug for my website. I had to reload my server today …