Cute Circuit has designed yet another illuminated dress for European pop star Safura. Embellished with a an underlay of light, this particular haute-tech frock is rather elegant and creates a beautifully draped silhouette.
Curious if this trend for illuminated gowns will continue and be embraced by pop-divas worldwide.… Continue
I've been watching a lot of sci-fi films lately. Last night I watched THX 1138 —George Lucas' first movie— for the the first time. Watching these futuristic films inspired me to write a post on how Hollywood visualizes wearable technologies and what we will be wearing in the near future. All the typical tropes — from wired headgear to large computers strapped like tumors to the body — are in play.
I absolutely love the idea of DIY fashion kits — especially when they involve wearable technology. They are a sustainable means of production that involve and engage the creativity of the end-consumer.
If you are looking for something smart reflective thread ( reflective yarn ), please try my newly patented reflective thread. Advantages : Strong tenacity - 3800cN, Good sewability, Soft flexibility, Strong brightness fastness ( reflective materials will not be peeled off, even after severe stitching, knitting, weaving, washing ... ).
Disadvantages : Rather thicker than normal systhetic thread and a bit stiff. It is not made of Reflective film, but synthetic polyester thread. For free… Continue
Added by Upp Kwon on May 22, 2010 at 11:30am —
I wanted to introduce you to Salt n' Peanut — a soft circuit kit that I developed for the Maker Faire this year.
Salt n' Peanut are a mother and baby elepahnt duo that love to be in constant contact. When the trunk of Salt (the mother elephant) and the trunk of Peanut (the baby elephant) connect, the LED in Peanut’s chest illuminates, signifying love and joy. :-)…
Exhibition 31 May 2010 - 24 June 2010 11:00-16:00
Location: Nutshuis Riviervismarkt 5 Den Haag
If you're in the Netherlands be sure not to miss the exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles, opening the 27th of May in the Nutshuis in the Hague. The exhibition brings together for the first time e-textiles made by young artists and designers in the… Continue
I am looking to connect sewn conductive 4 ply threads to wires (in a close proximity layout along an elastic) for an assistive device I am designing, and cannot find any hardware out there that specifically suits this purpose.
It seems to be the big stumbling block in using conductive thread technology: soft to hard connection.
Permanent, durable and clean interfacing that is scalable for manufacturing? As well, there is risk of shorting/crisscrossing with exposed… Continue
I can't believe its already that time of year again! The Maker Faire is just around the corner. I've gathered a collection of must-see events related to wearable technology and soft circuits. If you're going to be there, please give me a shout and hopefully we'll get a change to meet up in person.
For those of you who can't make it, I'll be covering the Maker Faire events the… Continue
The link between technology and jewelry takes another step forward with the launch of a new line designed to make Bluetooth beautiful. The Victoria line from Novero is a collection of exquisite communication pieces that can be worn around the neck when not in use. Designs include the Victoria Lapis set with sterling silver, the Victoria Pearl with pearls and gold and the Victoria Stripes molded from contemporary black silicone with stripes in brushed gold. The Victoria collection will be… Continue
On the 19th of May the CBK's Digital Workspace in Den Bosch will present works made during their Saturday wearables workshop. If you're in the Netherlands, this is your chance to see Joanna Berzowska from XS Labs. She will give a lecture describing the current landscape of wearables and talk about her own work. Anja Hertenberger,… Continue
Using the skin as an input device, Tony Olsson transforms flesh into a keyboard to create sound art.
The project uses the arduino for computation and skin as an input medium for the performance. There is something just a little eerie about this. Who needs electornic textiles when the surface of our own bodies can be transformed into an activation… Continue
Added by Syuzi on May 13, 2010 at 11:15am —
British researchers have developed an environmentally friendly garment that can simply be dissolved in water after being worn. Fashion and engineering students at Sheffield Hallam University developed the wedding dress, which can be transformed into five new fashion pieces.
The dress has polyvinyl alcohol, a biodegradable substance that is used in laundry bags and washing detergents, knitted into the fabric. This enables to be dissolved into… Continue