Month: December 2005

La ronde des cocottes

Mélisande posted this great new work, titled “La ronde des cocottes”. It’s something like a tessellation of pajaritas, which I particularly enjoy. Click the pictures for linky goodness. But my favorite part is this: she uploaded a photo showing her workflow process, and how she goes about creating a new work of art.

Ferry Meewisse’s polygonal designer bags

Ferry Meewisse pointed out that the hexagonal leather purse is only 60 euros, which is indeed a reasonable price to pay for a designer bag. There’s a large selection of different polygons- I am quite impressed! I owe a large apology for assuming it was overpriced. Anyone notice a similarity between this and that first purse? I know it’s just coincidence, but it’s interesting how people who think about folded objects sometimes think of the same things!

Joel Cooper

I posted something about Joel Cooper previously, a few days ago. I was very pleased when he responded to my post, and furthermore sent me a few photos of his work. With his permission I am sharing them here with you. (Click the photos for the full-size version.) He mentioned via email that the masks he has worked on are different than anything he’s seen so far- and I agree with him completely. I think the use of tessellation techniques to arrange a polygon mesh for the purposes of 3d representation really crosses over into a level of technical folding that I have yet to see anywhere else. I feel this is really some mind-blowing material. He further says that he has been developing this style slowly over the last three years. I would love to see the progression of designs and explorations that led him to this particular line of thought, and see the development of both the technique and his folding skill! This is a real labor of love. Furthermore, he has some …

more open-source origami from

Phil (I hope he doesn’t mind me calling him Phil!) of has updated his “Puff Star” – taking it from pure CP status to a full diagram+photo set, with what I think is a particularly ingenious way of showing the folding/creasing process without spending 100 years making step-by-step diagrams. I heartily recommend that you go download his latest work, and thank him heartily for giving us all another great example of what it means to actually share, rather than hoard. Puff Star, Redux:

Flower Tessellation

Flower Tessellation Originally uploaded by infinite-origami. infinite-origami on flickr posted this rather interesting tessellation today- it’s a tiling based on pentagonal tiles, with hexagonal spacers. The pentagonal tiles look somewhat like the deltoidal tiles, but different- I’m sure they have a special name but I’m clueless as to what it is. Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing the reverse of this piece- there’s a lot of interesting material that is unexplored in the pentagonal tiling space, mostly due to the difficulty of folding it! This is a nice one that plays well with triangular grid precreasing.