Not many people know that Tomoko Fuse draws much of her inspiration from Cadbury’s chocolate. Curly Wurlys and Twirls led her to develop her range of twisted origami. Her classic “jointed lizard” was conceived whilst consuming a bar of Old Jamaica. Creme Eggs led to many of her octahedral designs. Her caterpillar was developed whilst high on a 6 pack of Dipped Flake.
In recognition of this unique symbiosis of chocolate and paper-folding, Cadburys released a special bar named in her honour, made to her exacting specifications.
I checked out the company pages for my Flexagons book recently and was midly confused to see that I apparently wrote a book about Osama Bin Laden! I’m not convinced this will do a great deal to boost sales…
I had the following droll email from a bassist I worked with in the 80s
Trust you are well – we must have that re-union!
Just back from holidaying in Florida USA. Of course we did all the parks, but imagine my dismay when in Epcot, in the Japan bit around the lake I came across one of your books – ‘Beginning Origami Kit’. Gabber was well and truly flastered! So much so I bought the one next to it – ‘Geometric Origami’ by Michael B LaFosse and Richard L Alexander.