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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Arigato Shingo Sato Sensei!!!

TR Cutting School by Shingo Sato is just one of the many YouTube channels that could get me totally addicted for days. So many pattern-making ideas, and a totally alternative approach to 2D/3D pattern cutting. Must-watch...the following are just a few of the more popular videos.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Printsource: Art: Paul Jenkins

Printsource: Art: Paul Jenkins:
Paul Jenkins was an artist originally associated with abstract expressionism and his work looks more relevant and inspiring today than ...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Light/Soft Sculpture/Movement: DIY Possibilities & Inspiration

Due to major renovations to the family home, I have recently been paying more attention to interior design and home decor stuff, which has led to a hunt for eco-friendly/upcycling DIY options for certain singular items, such as light fixtures.

SO that's how it's done!

Pretty complex huh!

With the sheer trend in fashion still around, (it will always be around in bridal I guess?) it is also interesting to consider design ideas revolving around how elements of moving/travelling light, varying degrees of opacity and translucence, and sculpted material/fabrications interact with the movement of the human body...this reminds one of the experimental "emotional-sensing" SKIN clothing - integrated with moving light reactive to various environmental/physical changes-  that Philips Design was doing before...

The garments, which are intended for demonstration purposes only, demonstrate how electronics can be incorporated into fabrics and garments in order to express the emotions and personality of the wearer.
The marvelously intricate wearable prototypes include 'Bubelle', a dress surrounded by a delicate 'bubble' illuminated by patterns that changed dependent on skin contact- and 'Frison', a body suit that reacts to being blown on by igniting a private constellation of tiny LEDs.

 And the inspiration hunt went quite naturally in a more performance art direction...super-cool stuff...