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Thermochromic Tutu goes through phase change…

… and comes out the other side glowing!

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Controlled by Arduino and over 3000 hand soldered heat sinks, it took it’s time coming!

Plans are afoot to show it in action, you can watch this space but I can’t promise how long it’ll take to appear!

Over and out

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‘COSTUME CHANGE’ hits the Edinburgh Science Festival!

OK, I know you’ve waited a LONG LONG Loooooooong time to see this, but…. Drumroll please…..

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Finally, I managed to finish the costume, the tutu, the elephant in the room, and get it installed at the Edinburgh Science Festival art trail! Wahooooooo! Why don’t you go along and have a look, it’s in Summerhall for the next two weeks (well just over one really!)!

If you don’t live anywhere near Edinburgh then here are some (not very great) pictures to whet your appetite!

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I would like to say a HUGE thank you to allenomis for the use of the Amazing mannequin (designed and built by her and Brian at MAKLab Glasgow)

 

KNITWEAR will become your new currency! Loes Veenstra, you’re my hero!

When I said (not that long ago and those of you who know me, may remember the conversation) that cardigans will become the new currency I may have been onto something!

Wool and jumpers/cardigans are so underrated and I find it hard to express my appreciation and love for these items!

Here’s a wee film about a women in Rotterdam that knitted 500 jumpers that weren’t worn until this was made and book produced about her and them! AMAZING!

Since 1955, Loes Veenstra knitted over 500 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn. Until today.

The sweaters are all presented in a book called “Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat” designed by Christien Meindertsma, published by Stichting Kunstimplantaat.
To order the book: dnacharlois.nl

Original song: “Happy together” by The Turtles

COLOUR spotted at Sainsburys Glasgow!

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I just had to post this photo of a delightful women that I saw shopping with her granddaughter in Sainsburys last week. I thought she looked fantastic and really colourful.
I hope I’ve got the balls to be this bold when I’m older. There’s definitely not enough people like this! Scotland with its climate definitely needs more colour and this beautiful mature women is doing a great job in my opinion.
My only regret, I forgot to ask her name, how rude of me! If you know who she is, please let me know, I thought she was fantastic and posed for me beautifully so that I could share her look with all of you.

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