-- Mark Twain
I love pretty much anything that intersects design with textiles and electronics. My friend Mike is my personal web browser. His field is artificial intelligence, so he's constantly trolling the Internet for tidbits and when he comes across something he knows will interest me, he sends it along for me to read. This week's treasure is just too cool. I must share. Imagine an app that can turn a fashion sketch into a made-to-measure dress? That's exactly what designer Mary Huang has done. To make the software a reality, she needs financial help, so she's started a Kickstarter campaign. You must see the rest of her designs. She and Jennifer Kay collaborated on an accessory design that generates electricity as you wear it outside.
I LOVE the website Ecouterre! It pulls together a collection of articles on design, textiles, DIY etc, all with an eco-fashion slant. I must admit though, I'm not too crazy about the concept of feeding silkworms a mixture of mulberry leaves and florescent dyes to create intrinsically dyed silk fiber in order to save on water used in dyeing. It smacks of genetically modified seed. Sometimes it better to leave nature alone.