Pete's Blog

Inspirations

Many of our products are based on ideas we have serendipitously bumped into and found attractive. But we also hear from people who help us create a new product, or...

Inspirations

Many of our products are based on ideas we have serendipitously bumped into and found attractive. But we also hear from people who help us create a new product, or...

Try to tesselate with Corona Tiles

We were recently introduced to an interesting area of tiling research by mathematician Colin Adams. This is a story about tiles that can fill the plane, tiles that clearly can't,...

Try to tesselate with Corona Tiles

We were recently introduced to an interesting area of tiling research by mathematician Colin Adams. This is a story about tiles that can fill the plane, tiles that clearly can't,...

Golden b: aperiodic with one shape

At a JMM conference, mathematician Keith Copenhaver called our attention to Robert Ammann's Golden b tiling. It is unlike the tilings we see around us every day. Most tilings are...

Golden b: aperiodic with one shape

At a JMM conference, mathematician Keith Copenhaver called our attention to Robert Ammann's Golden b tiling. It is unlike the tilings we see around us every day. Most tilings are...

Loopy Cipra Tiles

We were recently introduced to an interesting set of tiles by Barry Cipra. Barry writes about mathematics and science, designs games, and has a keen interest in recreational mathematics. Barry...

Loopy Cipra Tiles

We were recently introduced to an interesting set of tiles by Barry Cipra. Barry writes about mathematics and science, designs games, and has a keen interest in recreational mathematics. Barry...

Stuck on Socolar–Taylor Tiles

A set of tile shapes is aperiodic if, no matter how you try, the tiles refuse to allow a wallpaper like pattern of repetition. The first known set of aperiodic...

Stuck on Socolar–Taylor Tiles

A set of tile shapes is aperiodic if, no matter how you try, the tiles refuse to allow a wallpaper like pattern of repetition. The first known set of aperiodic...