Boxes

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 06:53 pm
faevii: "I take my noodles very seriously" (srs bizness)
Oops, I nearly forgot to post this before going to bed. Otherwise I would have tried to adjust the quality a bit more, but whatevs.

Origami boxes

On the left is the one that I've been making for some time, on the right is the inside-out version that I came up with a few days ago. You can't see it because I apparently wasn't thinking when I decided at which angle to hold the camera, but the inside of the left one is entirely coloured whereas the "floor" of the right one is white. Both have a second layer of wall that sticks off a bit on one side of each ... uh, side (...), but in one case it's on the inside of the box and thus not very noticeable. I wouldn't keep tiny objects in that one because they'd get stuck under the flaps.

Now what I'd like to know is, has anybody ever seen a box like these before?! Because the idea is so simple that I can't believe I'm the first one to think of it.

Uh oh, I really need to go to bed. *runs off*
faevii: "I sacrificed a bathtub for this!" (sacrifice)
I'm awake I'm awake I'm awake. This is such a relief.

I also think I may have spotted our trash containers back in the parking lot, which ... I'm not even going to comment on how very little sense that would make, buy hey. Once it's bright enough to actually see anything outside, I'll take another look.

I forgot to mention that I invented another way to make an Origami box the other day. Remember when that was sort of my thing? My quest for the perfect paper box?? (I haven't given up on my quest to find the perfect ketchup recipe, either. It's just on hold. XD) All I wanted was the ability to quickly make a simple, relatively stable, square box out of a single sheet of paper, and I thought it wouldn't be that hard to find instructions for one. I was wrong. I disliked the typical result that a search for "square origami box" would get you because it wasn't symmetrical and there were these pointless lose flaps covering the bottom of it. I don't like pointless lose flaps, okay? :P

So I went on to fold box after box, both simple and fancy, sturdy and decorative, square and not square ... until I eventually came up with a design of my own almost my accident. It was definitely a step up from anything I'd done before, but still not perfect. This new one isn't perfect, either ... but I like that it came to me so suddenly and that it's basically an inside-out version of the other one although I wasn't aiming for that and got the idea from a completely different kind of box. Now I've got two versions to choose from depending on what I want to put in them! You know, should I ever actually need a paper box. Which, uhm ... I am sure is going to happen one day. XD

I'd post a picture, but it's still a bit dark for that (though writing this certainly took a while) and I only have a neatly folded example of the one type at the moment. Maybe I'll do some more folding later.

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