A performance installation based on tradition

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 in Conceptual | 2 Comments

This performance piece was just sent to me from Miya Masaoka called LED KIMONO. Thanks for sending it in Miya! It’s a beautiful performance piece based on the historical context ...

Knitted stretch sensing

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 in DIY & Hacking, eTextiles, New technologies | No Comments

Hannah Perner-Wilson of Pulsea has been exploring knitted stretch sensing. She’s got a great photoset here that documents her experiments. I wonder how accurate the sensors ended up being. She ...

Diana Eng launches Fairytale Fashion

Posted on Nov 14, 2009 in New technologies | No Comments

DIY wearable technology expert Diana Eng has launched a site called Fairytale Fashion in collaboration with Eyebeam. Here’s how she describes the work: “Fairytale Fashion is using technology to create ...

The antithesis of original function

I recently discovered work by Joon Youn Paek who has some terrific explorations that challenge the use of everyday products by augmenting their original functionality. Pillowig, makes a humorous statement ...

Challenging the aesthetics of circuitry

Posted on Nov 6, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, New technologies | 2 Comments

Leah Buechley, a pioneer in soft circuits and the creator of the LilyPad developers kit, has been experimenting with paper computing and circuits. Her circuits are quite beautiful and intriguing ...

Anouk Wipprecht creates fashion using Lumalive

Posted on Nov 5, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, Fashion, New technologies | No Comments

(image via industrialnation.nl) Anouk Wipprecht from the Netherlands creates incredibly beautiful garments that will make you drool. Her recent work explores the uses of Lumalive. One of the many beautiful ...

A somewhat decent implementation of solar

One of the biggest challenges for personal computing devices, especially with wearable technology, is power. It’s difficult to obtain and it’s expensive and bulky to store. So, I’m always on ...

Shock-absorbing flexible plastic

d3o lab has an incredible new material that absorbs hits and shocks. It’s a soft, putty-like plastic that you can squish in your hand. When it experiences blunt force, such ...

Illuminating textile madness

Posted on Nov 2, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, Fashion, New technologies | No Comments

(image via Anke Loh) There seems to be a lot of designers experimenting with fiber optics and Illuminating textiles. Anke Loh is one of my favorites. I love her unusual ...

Shape-shifting garments by Hussein Chalayan

Posted on Nov 2, 2008 in Aesthetics, Fashion, Kinetic | No Comments

Hussein Chalayan, one of my all-time favorite fashion designers, is constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be technologically integrated into his garments. His 2007 “A Hundred and Eleven” show ...