Tuesday, May 25, 2010

body movement tuesday :: capacitor

Performance. Art. Science.
A San Franciso, California group of interdisciplinary movement artists 
that accumulate energy from our technologically impacted culture and 
release it through.  From the movement of the human diaphragm to 
the story of evolution, from the behavior of electricity to genetic 
manipulation, from the birth of the moon to the cycles of digestion -
natural and synthetic processes form the basis for Capacitor’s study 
of performance. Obsessed with the mechanics of the human body as 
well as machines that propel the body through space, Capacitor 
artists have become masters of rigging systems, coutures of wearable 
sculpture, and engineers of large scale props designed to stretch the 
limits of physical poetry.

Monday, May 24, 2010

magikal monday :: parliament and wake

Parliament and Wake
"An ongoing actualization of something that is probably not unique, 
but maybe somewhat different.  Hopefully it brings you some measure 
of enjoyment, or makes you think, or disrupts the equilibrium of 
someone, somewhere, at least a little.  It is presented as a collection of 
incomplete books that describe, and tell stories set within, the Edges – 
fantastical worlds that exist just beyond our perception. These worlds 
reflect our own, but are infused with impossible technology, subtle magic 
and a reckless disregard for laws of time and space.  Sometimes the 
Edges are places of playful whimsy; but extra-spatial horrors and 
nightmares spawned in the dark hearts of men are never distant."

Sisterhood of the Immaculate Heart

Giberon Primer of Elementary Machine Physiks


Sunday, May 23, 2010

sustainable sunday :: ecouterre

"Ecouterre is a website devoted to the future
of sustainable fashion design. We’re dedicated to showcasing
and supporting designers who not only contemplate cut, form, and 
drape, but also a garment’s social and environmental impact, from 
the cultivation of its fibers to its use and disposal.
Our mission: To follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a 
more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation 
about why sustainable fashion matters."

"In September 2009, Jill Fehrenbacher, founder of sustainable-design 
website Inhabitat.com, launched Ecouterre to dispel any disparaging 
stereotypes that still cling to the concept of eco-fashion (hemp ponchos, 
anyone?), while highlighting innovations in fiber technology that will help 
pave the way for designers and manufacturers to embrace sustainable 
materials and processes."

"Her goal with Ecouterre: To get both designers and consumers to start
taking the issue of sustainability in clothing design more seriously. 
Frustrated by constant criticism for her fashion-design coverage from 
hardcore greenies and eco-snobs who dismiss the impact that clothing 
design has on our planet, Jill was compelled to launch a site dedicated 
exclusively to eco-fashion to raise awareness of these issues."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

fashion friday :: mended mosaic

Mended Mosaic
founded in 2008 by Chicago natives KC and Louie Mendicino.
For years, KC sat behind the hum of a sewing machine, with the
assistance of her greatest mentor - her mother.  
Beginning creations were small vests for festivals, corsets, then 
bellydancing costuming, pants, and more. When KC and Louie 
met, he put his handiwork to the needle as well. After an
overwhelming response to their handmade wares, they launched 
their creativity into the bigger picture.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

photographic thursday :: retroatelier

"Creativity of the photographic institution, Retroatelier, is 
inspired by the aesthetics of the past.  The styles of bygone days, 
vintage photographs, painting, cinematography and our love for 
these kinds of art made the work — we moved from dreams 
to actions.  On the pages of this site we bring to your attention the 
products of our creativity starting from the early period of our first 
steps and to the accumulation of our experiences.."

The Manifesto is quite intriguing as well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

whimsical wednesday :: sally ann

Sally Ann is an independent fashion designer in Georgia.
Everything in her shop is made handmade from repurposed fabrics 
purchased locally for less impact on the environment.  Sally Ann 
uses every piece of fabric possible, designing and creating 
everything from large handbags, cosmetic cases, to small 
sunglasses' cases.