Crafting wearables: touchable light

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in DIY & Hacking | 2 Comments

Textielmuseum Tilburg and designers Kristi Kuusk, Martijn ten Bhömer, and Paula Kassenaar have been exploring “crafted wearables”, one of which is a touch sensitive illuminated garment called Tender. “The world of high-fashion is home to many kinds of ...

GPS shoes inspired by Wizard of Oz

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in DIY & Hacking | No Comments

Dominic Wilcox teamed up with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and Northamptonshire shoe maker Stamp Shoes to create these GPS shoes inspired by the Wizard of Oz. In order ...

LittleBits teaches tech to young girls

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in DIY & Hacking | No Comments

I am a huge fan of any organization, individual, or product that encourages young girls to learn about technology in any way, shape or form. Ayah Bdeir, founder of LittleBits, is ...

adidas megalizer dj-mixing footwear

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Augmenting, DIY & Hacking, Sports Tech | One Comment

Paris-based “creative technologist” Didier Brun is developing a fantastic project for adidas to help promote the release of their sneaker collection MEGA. The project includes embedded sensors in the line ...

Hannah Perner-Wilson’s beautiful paper speakers

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in DIY & Hacking | 2 Comments

Hannah Perner-Wilson of Plusea has been exploring some amazingly beautiful sensors at MIT’s media lab that explore paper and ink-jet printed electronics. I particularly love these paper speakers and how ...

An incredible wearable technology resource list

Digital media designer-artist, theorist and curator Valérie Lamontagne has an incredible wearable technology resources page that lists the who’s who and who’s upcoming in the wearable technology and eTextile field. ...

Will Turnage shows off his “rocker” garment at #sxsw

I’m currently at #sxsw interactive in Austin soaking in all the ideas, conversations and people. I was pleasantly surprised when R/GA‘s Will Turnage stood up in his talk with Chloe ...

Umi Hotaru Dress

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in DIY & Hacking | 20 Comments

With all the buzz lately around gorgeous light-up couture, here’s a lovely dress made of chiffon, tulle and two strings of LED lights called the Umi Hotaru Dress. And as ...

Where Electronics Meet Textiles: a 2 day workshop

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in DIY & Hacking, Events | One Comment

Lynne Bruning and Troy Nachitgall are hosting a 2-day eTextile workshop in Boulder on January 15 and 16 and it looks like a lot of fun! Info from the event ...

Cushion controls by Droog Design

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 in DIY & Hacking, Products | One Comment

I love these playful and simple cushion controls created by Didier Hilhorst and Nicholas Zambetti at Droog Design a few years ago. The project consists of different cushions each with its ...

Even more light-up clothing

However long it’s been around in the wearable tech field, there seems to have been an explosion of light-up clothing in the news these days (read an earlier post about ...

A wind powered knitting machine creates scarves

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in DIY & Hacking, eTextiles | No Comments

This was sent to me by the talented designer from n-ktr.com. With the power of the wind, Studio Merel Karhof based in London, has created a knitting machine that automatically knits ...

An interview with Alison Lewis of iHeartSwitch

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in DIY & Hacking, Interviews | No Comments

I ran into DIY designer Alison Lewis at the Smart Fabric conference in Miami last week and tracked her down for an interview. She has been doing some amazing things ...

Nike makes a collection of musical footwear

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in DIY & Hacking | One Comment

Nike created this evocative promo piece called nikefreemusicshoe that turns a collection of footwear into musical mixers. Bend twist and squeeze the shoes to mix tracks and create compilations on the fly. Amazing promo ...

Studio 5050 provides a collection of modules

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in DIY & Hacking | One Comment

Designer and Founder of STUDIO 5050, Despina Papadopoulos, and her team have developed a set of modules for sound input and output, LEDs, and temperature sensing and display along with a flexible, removable ...