Posts Tagged ‘clothing’

Organic prosthesis

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Grow On You by LucyandBart.

LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.

Playing with suggestive photography for high impact, they seem obsessed with the body metamorphosis. I call their work organic prosthesis, because they mainly use organic material in their body extension. For instance, they grow seeds on a fabric, which gives the impression of a body grown of grass and soil. The following pictures show the germination from day one to day eight.


I love their work with foam. The foam transforms the body in a gentle way. Here the artists embrace the prosthetic impulse …

Body and foam

Posted by Cati Vaucelle @ Architectradure

[tags] art, body, culture, clothing, design, fashion, vision, visualization, prosthesis, inspiration [/tags]

Blogging in Motion

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I met Diana Eng at the seamless fashion show in 2006 when my team and I presented Taptap: the scarf that hugs you back! She was showing an impressive inflatable dress, a gown that fits the body to later inflates …

Photos from the rehearsal & Photos from the show that I took during the event.

One of her newest project, Blogging in motion, is a purse which involuntarily blogs your day. Each time the wearer walks 30 steps, the purse takes a photograph and automatically uploads it to a blog online. Time and GPS location for each photo can also be added to the blog. At the end of the day, blog readers can trace back through the wearer’s footsteps by viewing the photographs taken during the day.


Project by Diana Eng, Emily Albinski, Audrey Roy, Jeannie Yang and Yahoo Research Berkley.

[tags]art, body, clothing, design, fashion, technology, vision, visualization[/tags]

Posted by Cati Vaucelle @ Architectradure

Pepper ghost mannequins

Sunday, March 30th, 2008


Created for the Musée de la mode et du textile, Paris 1998, Radi Designers created a beautiful exhibition design that integrates 98’s technologies such as projections of portraits. The exhibition consisted in a retrospective on graduates work from FIAMH (Festival International des Arts et de la Mode, Hyères) where moving heads animate mannequins and produce ghost like pictures.


Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Table Cloth designed by Maija Louekari.

Posted by Cati Vaucelle @ Architectradure
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Costumes for Domestic Oppositional Training

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

atHABITAT: Costumes for Domestic Oppositional Training, 2007

Kate James focuses on interests of the body, it’s habits, movements, and dynamic sectional relationship to it’s surrounding structures. She hopes to question and complicate the interfaces between the corporeal and the environmental — those objects, surfaces, and systems that mediate the body’s experience within an environment and fuel the habitual kinesthesia of everyday life.

Posted by Cati Vaucelle @ Architectradure
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Knitting RSS feed data

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Created by Ebru Kurbak and Mahir M. Yavuz, News Knitter is a data visualization project which focuses on knitted garments as an alternative medium to visualize large scale data.

News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular period is analyzed, filtered and converted into a unique visual pattern for a knitted sweater. The system consists of two different types of software: whereas one receives the content from live feeds the other converts it into visual patterns, and a fully computerized flat knitting machine produces the final output. Each product, sweater of News Knitter is an evidence/result of a specific day or period.

New Knitter will be presented at the Seamless fashion show in Boston at this end of the month! In 2006, my team and I had presented at the Seamless fashion show, Taptap , the affectionate scarf!

Posted by Cati Vaucelle


Facial corsetry and bioactive glass implants

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Discovered on the Body Modifications’s web site, these garnments temporarily alter the structure of the wearer’s face. They are created by artist Paddy Hartley and Dr Ian Thompson.

Project facade’s web site

They cast molten Bioglass© “into shapes up to 5cm long which can then be carved to a required shape and implanted into the face of a patient in need of repair of the nose or eye socket to name but two.”

The futures of textile

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

My friend Jane Harris, the director of the Textile Futures Research Group at Central Saint Martins just invited me to this awesome salon on Textile Futures at the ICA. So if you are in London, you should check it out!

TEXTILE FUTURES SALON (ICA and University of the Arts London collaboration)

20 March 2007, 6-8pm. Textile Futures Research Group, University of the Arts London in collaboration with the ICA presents the Textile Futures Salon. The first in this series of seminars and workshops will ask the question, “What is the Future For Textiles?”. Fashion designer, Katherine Hamnett; founder of the Future Laboratory, Martin Raymond; architect, Ian Ritchie; textiles author and curator, Sarah E.Braddock Clarke; and interaction & textile designer, Rachel Wingfield will be in the hot seat to respond, chaired by Dr Jane Harris, member and director of the Textile Futures Research Group.

Photo © Ian Ritchie

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