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Cipra City: a map on a Donut

We've been captivated by the Cipra Loops tiles, and we've added another Barry Cipra invention to our lineup. Cipra has again found inspiration in the work of Sol Lewitt, who often...

Cipra City: a map on a Donut

We've been captivated by the Cipra Loops tiles, and we've added another Barry Cipra invention to our lineup. Cipra has again found inspiration in the work of Sol Lewitt, who often...

Koch Snowflakes

The Koch snowflake is one of the first fractal curves to be described. Like other fractal curves, it has an infinitely long boundary, and the self-similarity is obvious as you...

Koch Snowflakes

The Koch snowflake is one of the first fractal curves to be described. Like other fractal curves, it has an infinitely long boundary, and the self-similarity is obvious as you...

Fibonacci, Sunflowers, Voronoi, and a Clock

Fibonacci's famous sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ...) has been linked to many natural phenomena. The arrangement of seeds in sunflowers is one...

Fibonacci, Sunflowers, Voronoi, and a Clock

Fibonacci's famous sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ...) has been linked to many natural phenomena. The arrangement of seeds in sunflowers is one...

Here be Dragons!

Whenever we are showing at art and craft fairs, people of all ages love playing with the Koch tilings. I think the appeal is that like many fractals, they evoke...

Here be Dragons!

Whenever we are showing at art and craft fairs, people of all ages love playing with the Koch tilings. I think the appeal is that like many fractals, they evoke...

Solving a Penrose P1 puzzle

The Penrose tilings, P1, P2, and P3 have many different solutions. It could be different every time, although you are likely to see strong similarities in the patterns. Chet and...

Solving a Penrose P1 puzzle

The Penrose tilings, P1, P2, and P3 have many different solutions. It could be different every time, although you are likely to see strong similarities in the patterns. Chet and...

Tesselating Twin Dragons

After creating the Dragon tiles, we decided it would be fun tessellating with Twin Dragon fractals. Twin dragons have much more frilly edges. An individual twin dragon clearly shows self-similarity. Note the...

Tesselating Twin Dragons

After creating the Dragon tiles, we decided it would be fun tessellating with Twin Dragon fractals. Twin dragons have much more frilly edges. An individual twin dragon clearly shows self-similarity. Note the...