Edson Oda has created this quite clever short about a bounty hunter paid to kill death. I love the animation, the art style, the music, pretty much everything about this.
This isn’t Edson’s first animation of this type his VImeo page also has this video called “The Writer” which was created for Quenetin Tarantino’s Emerging Artist Contest to promote the film Django Unchained.
Hexaflexagons are hexagonal folded bits of paper that can be inverted onto themselves to show multiple faces. Watch the video for more information, the reason this phenomenon happens is that the Hexaflexagons are a flattened out folded up Möbius strip. I had a go at this yesterday using patterns I found on the flexagon portal it’s quite simple.
I think these would make for some pretty cool business cards.
Vihart actually posts quite a lot of cool maths related videos, it’s worth checking them out.
I can never remember how to make origami boats, though I’ve learned how to do it several time as a child I think I’ve forgotten every single time. The Origami Boat Candles by designer Roman Ficek are available in 6 colours and apparently float.
I bought @Avarinne something like this from a craft market a while ago, but I don’t think it was Sterling Silver if it was it certainly didn’t cost as much as these things do… Still they are very pretty. They are on sale for the next day or so: Origami Crane (Above) Origami Triceratops & Origami Dog (Below) all $139.50
Russian Artist/Designer Natalia Ponomareva has created this concept for Origami tea bags. I love tea and I love origami so it saddens me that this is just a concept. I also wonder why she chose the above “Dove” design over the more recognisable “crane” especially since the crane has a ready made compartment to put the tea leaves.
I’m a big fan of Jello/Jelly (depending on which side of the pond you hail from. I’m also a fan of origami, so when I found out that a group of people called My Jello Americans (You could not make this up…) Had made “Jello Origami” I was extatic! Okay maybe not extatic but a smile did creep across my face…