Archive | July 2012

RANA BEGUM again!! Super simple slick



I just can’t get enough of the simplicity and colour combos of Begum’s work.


See more of her here


The paper Wing

So I attempted to make the paper wing from the t/shirt issue website.

What they say about the piece:

“The Muybridge installation is a study set out to capture temporal change in 3D.

A three-step sequence of a bird spreading its wings is reconstructed and sculpted into T-Shirts. As the change in the wings’ position is a function of time, each wing’s plumage is reduced to polygonal form, modeled and rigged into successive arrangements to portray the spreading motion.

This study leans on Eadweard Muybdridge’s photography work in the late 1800s, with which he pioneered in the field of capturing animal and human locomotion. Challenged by a bet whether all four horse’s hooves are off the ground at the same time during gallop, he conceived stop-motion photography and later on the Zoöpractiscope, which turned still photographs into dynamic projections.

With the Muybridge installation, shape and fractional motion are interpreted through jersey garments. The T-shirts capture a movement that happens in the bat of an eye and perpetuate it by material augmentation.”

I thought it’d be a good idea to have a look at how to construct a faceted concept. You can see my process in the block of photographs below and then below that you can see how the wing has ben constructed in fabric (not by me). The process is really interesting, however, the maths blows my mind… Anyone good at Geometry!?

This is the process of making the wing out of paper from the download pdf. You can get it here

here is my version of the wing in paper –

Here are some of the shots from the website

You can see more here


New Talent!!!!

Today is a good day.

We are lucky enough to have the very talented Caileen working along side us for a short while, I can’t wait to see what wonderments she comes up with.

Caileen recently graduated from Heriot watt university with a 1st class Honours degree in Fashion Communication and design.

Her work is so in tune with what we’re doing it was a no brainer to get her on board!

Check out her video from her Degree show here. Brilliant!

Here’s a link to her blogs

Faceted work from ECAL/Mathieu Rivier

Once again I’m seduced by the relative simplicity of this work by Mathieu Rivier.

A faceted structure is placed on a plinth where interaction is enabled by touching it. The shape is heat-welded semi-transparent plastic which allows the projection and detection of fingers from inside the structure. Rivier says “I particularly liked not just working on the code of a software programme but also on its material implementation.”

Hats off I say, it’s beautiful.

Lot’s of thoughts regarding 3D printing and textiles to produce a faceted surface… BIT (bring it on!)

Important Colour Choices

It is with great joy that I can let you know that we have finally ordered our Ultimaker 3D printer. It could take some time to materialise so in the mean time I have some very very important colour choices to make!

Which colour do I paint the printer..

Here are some examples of how they look –

This is the printer as it comes, flat and ready to assemble.

I could paint it green?

Or Turquoise!?

This Blue looks pretty awesome however!

Now, how about some lighting!! I’m thinking a few wee LEDs in there and we’ll be ready to get down to some seriously cool printing.

Can’t wait!

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