, a designer who melds craft with technology, has recently launched her online boutique Lost Values
. Her shop carries e-textile kits and products ranging from toys to unique fashions.
My personal favorite is the Solar Vintage Fan
constructed from flexible solar panels, LED lights, lace and embroidery. I love the aesthetics of the decorative circuit board juxtaposed with the texture of the embroidery. The concept behind the piece is quite simple: the object functions as a hand fan by day and portable light by night.
Elena delicately infuses the old (hand fan) with the new (flexible solar technology) to create an object pregnant with meaning and rich in history.
Solar Vintage Parasol
None of her products are meant to be disposable — and at a price point of £1,285.00 for a limited edition Solar Vintage Fan — I believe her clients will cherish these delicate objects.
For a more affordable product, Lost Values offers a cute Build Your Own Loopin
craft project. The kit allows you to build a cute creature whose eyes light up and blink.
For more products, please check out LostValues.com.