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I’m excited to be assisting with the curation of Fashionware, the first fashion show at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show). The show is produced by Living in Digital Times and Mommy Tech and will have a selection of fashion ranging from corporately produced on the shelf garments to experimental prototypes. I finished up sketches this weekend for the look book. This middle sketch was my most challenging. How do you style a taser and smart sunglasses with a chiffon dress?

 

THERMO-MAN® is dressed completely in protective apparel and engulfed in flames so factors such as garment construction, fabric weight, material type, style, fit and the impact of outerwear and undergarments can be taken into account. Results are then analyzed to determine the extent of thermal protection Nomex® provides.

If you are interested in attending a THERMO-MAN® demonstration and seeing first hand how garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® helps protect workers from burn injury, sign up here.

 

I can’t believe this! Germany entered the scene on the digital globe today! Congrats! Google Streetview is finally life! Although it seems Google had some trouble keeping the good quality. Many images are blurred or even black, strange – how come? ;-) ….. Oh! whats that?!? Look what I found!!! F.A.T. patrol is on Steetview OMG! yes true, I heard they tagged the car with a GPS last February … what?!? They even hijacked it?!?! (http://fffff.at/google-street-view-car/don t miss the video) …

Update:

OMG! It seems that Google for one day even considered to run Streetview in Germany as a paid premium service … it would make sense! They spend so much extra money on ‘post production’ ;-)

 

Terracycle Caprisun Lunchbox

Terracycle upcycles consumer waste into new salable goods. They primarily harvest their raw material from schoolchildren as part of charity drives, though they are now placing recycling stations at certain Walmart stores. At the Walmart centers they pay 3 cents per piece, but only for a narrow range of product packaging; the website supports a wider range of recyclables.

The spirit of the project is wonderful, but the problem is that it creates zombie advertising and branding for these undead consumer objects. Which is actually not all that surprising, as the Walmart program is sponsored by the very brands whose packaging are featured in the upcycled goods.

 
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It’s a little short notice, but if anyone fancies taking part in a fascinating parapsychological art experiment this weekend, look no further:

VIGIL

Royal Academy Schools, 1-2 October 2010

Researching a series of unexplained incidents at this historic building, artist Blue Firth uncovered a first-hand account of apparent poltergeist activity in the artists’ studios.

 

Radar made a great video of the Fairytale Fashion project. They captured some really beautiful shots and showed some of the work behind the collection.


It’s always crazy behind the scenes. We filmed this whole video in one day at three different locations! There was a video crew of about 8 folks, 2 photographers, a photo assistant, 3 models, hair, make-up, and my assistant for the day Luther Cherry.

 

Finally, I met with a nice vendor who makes really high quality components for companies ranging from Michael Kors to Disney! They even sent me back to my office with a huge library of components. And I have a very promising appointment with a leather supplier tomorrow, and some appointments later in the week. Things are looking up!

I also found out later from some fashion designer friends that they haven’t always had the best experiences at trade shows. It’s not just me! Most of the vendors I am working with are contacts from previous jobs.

 


Image courtesy of premierevision-newyork.com

A few weeks ago I hit the fashion trade shows (Texworld and Premiere Vision) to start the search for components. I had a really discouraging time. It turns out that when you tell manufacturers that you want to put electronics in clothes, some of them A. think you are crazy and B. don’t want to do business with you.

 
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