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Book alert!

While browsing the craft section of my local Borders at lunch today I came across the most awesome of books

Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories Tech

Ah, a perfect marriage of technology and DIY fashion. I flipped through the book and was blown away by the projects, everything from a digital locket to a flower USB necklace to a hoodie with headphones. All easy enough for someone with basic sewing skills and soldering iron. I was even more excited when I realized that the book was written by one of my favorite Project Runway contestants Diana Eng from Season 2! I loved her geometric patterns and how she really thought about taking clothes to the next level and incorporating technology into fashion. Unfortunately she was booted off far too early (I think that maybe just the time constraints of the show didnt allow her genius to shine) because I wouldve loved to have seen her final show in Fashion Week.


This is one of the designs in the book, it uses magnets to activate lights in the buttons! How cute!

The book is on sale now for about $20 at Borders and I highly suggest picking it up if you want some fun cute projects to try out. If youd like a sneak sample project head over to etsy as they feature Diana and the instructions for one of her projects in this weeks How Tuesday!

<3 seanalyn

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Book of the month! Hungry Scientist!

Yeah I know its only 2 days into October, but I can safetly call this my Domestic Geek Book of the Month.

The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies

The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at a memorable 2005 Bay Area dinner party and resulted in the formation of the Hungry Scientist Society—a loose confederation of creative minds dedicated to the pursuit of projects possessing varying degrees of whimsy and utility.

Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.

Heres a few shots of some of the projects within the book


I for one am rush ordering this book!

Check out more mad scientist domesticity at their webpage Hungry Scientist


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