• This globe is assembled from layered Sonobe units
  • The units come together to form 12 large pinwheel faces
  • A larger pinwheel is formed when five pyramids converge
  • It takes three units or six pieces of paper to form a pyramid
  • These pyramids are also known as "Toshi's Jewels"
  • The flowers in this print have glitter dots at their centers

Not my usual style, something about this bold floral design spoke to me when I saw it in the store so why not use it for my next design. Perhaps it’s the rich chocolate brown background or the tasteful daisy-like flowers painted bright blue and green. The little glitter dot at the center of each flower adds a bit of whimsy to this otherwise lovely print. Maybe that’s why I like it. The paper feels soft to the touch and has a subtle hatched grain texture which created a softer edge and slightly rounded vertices in the final product.

This model is made up of 30 units, each made from two Sonobe units that are folded together. The two papers form a single layered unit with a pinwheel accent. For the accent, I knew that I had to be careful with my choice of papers. I found that the existing color scheme was best left alone and so I paired it with a complimentary brown that had it’s own subtle texture and sheen.

Polyhedron

Icosahedron

Diagram Credits

Type-I: Wedge A by Tomoko Fuse
  • 60 units
  • 4 1/2 inch globe

Materials

Kraft paper, Floral scrapbook paper

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