It’s been said before and it’s being said again…. IT’s BEEN TOO LONG!!!
We’re so sorry for not keeping you up to date with all the news and happenings, It’s about time we updated you on our progress! Over the next few days we’ll be back blogging all about what we’ve been up to for the last few months and also what we’ll be up to in the coming few months.
In the summer Sara and I (Lynsey) attended the E-Textile Summer camp at Paillard in France, it was incredibley inspirational and motivating, so much so that this poor blog has been neglected!
There’s been a couple of exciting small projects happening to do with yarn technology and another to do with optical pattern.
We’ll be posting imagery soon but to keep you going have a little stare at the image at the top of this post and see how it makes you feel.
Speak to you all soon I hope
Here Moritz Waldemeyer talks about his inspiration for the Beck’s Sapphire sculpture installation.
Nice wee video -<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/68540309″>Beck’s Sapphire – Interview with Moritz Waldemeyer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/tonygaddis”>Tony Gaddis</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Check out more on his site here! http://www.waldemeyer.com/beckssapphire
Design New Futures are proud to promote the work of recently appointed Textile Futures lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Sara’s research works within the field of wearable technology and smart materials.
She has recently completed an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD in the area of smart textiles. And is currently involved in developing a research project on sustainable colouration of textiles, with a practice-led PhD student whose project is additionally supported by Lenzing the fibre manufacturer.
Well, a first mock up at least!
Things have been busy at Codedchromics HQ recently and we may just have something very delightful to show you all very soon. In the meantime here’s a sneaky peek at a piece of costumeI’ve been making. More to follow imminently! (there is a deadline!!!! Arrghhhhhhh).
It’s not looking at it’s best in these photographs but I thought it would be good to show what I’ve been up to… we’re working on a little movie to show it in all of it’s glory and different states.
Watch this space and thanks for checking us out so far.
“The paper torso project began in 2011 when I took up a suggestion by Ms. Joanne Nakora from the International School Nadi in the Fiji Islands to design and build a torso with removable organs. 3 months later I had completed a first version and uploaded some images to my Flickr account. In January 2012 My Modern Met blogged about it which led to many requests to make the templates available.
Improving certain parts of the design, fitting the patterns to A4 paper and working out how to best write the instructions took about 4 times as long as building the first version.
The templates and instructions are available by clicking on the banners below. In the spirit in which this project was started they are available for free. If you manage to complete some of the organs and/or the torso I would appreciate it if you could send me an email or some images of it.
This is incredible and relates to the paper wing by the t-shirt company that I blogged about last year!
Very cool indeed… When this current project finishes, I may well be tempted to try this one!
If you want to do it you should try! Go here http://torso.amorphous-constructions.com
I hadn’t heard about this before but fist (whoops, mean first) saw this earlier this month mentioned on Syuzi Pakhchyan’s blog Wearable Technology (always an inspiration!)
Sophie de Oliveira Barata offers a ‘real’ option ‘surreal’ option and an ‘unreal’ option – you’ve just got to love that!
Here are some of the incredible decorated and unusual prosthetics from The Alternative Limb Project -
“The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal and friendly bespoke service, which provides unique prosthetics to blend in with the body or stand out as a unique piece of art, reflecting the wearer’s imagination, personality and interests. We will involve the wearer in all stages of the process from conception of ideas to the final work. An alternative-style limb can help to break down social barriers, delight the eye and provide an unusual talking point.”
Read more about what they are doing here http://www.thealternativelimbproject.com/#