Published August 13, 2009
Tags: art, artistic, cute, fashion, food, food jewelry, japan, japanese, jewelry, kitsch, maki, nigiri, seafood, sushi, sushi jewelry
My friend Jasmin recently sent me a link to what might possibly be the most amazing jewelry ever.
Tiny Bento Jewelry
These tiny artfully crafted pieces of jewelry feature different japanese treats from green tea to uni nigiri to chopsticks to tuna maki. All are individually handmade and are a wonderful mix of kitsch and class…its hard to incorporate sushi into jewelry and not come off as cheesy, but San Francisco based artist Carolyn Tille pulls it off with an elegant and artistic grace. My personal favorite is Silver Ikura Ring.
She also makes Dessert Jewlery and other pieces all of which can be viewed and purchased on her website.
Published July 1, 2009
Tags: book, books, design, DIY, DIY fashion, fashion, fashion design, fashion geek, geek, how to, project runway
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!
Published June 15, 2009
Tags: DIY, DIY design, DIY dress, dress, dresses, fashion, graph, graphic design, graphic prints, paint by numbers, paint by numbers dress
Remember those paint by numbers books you had as a kid? Well now you can paint by numbers….on your clothing. Clothing designer Berber Soepboer has created a dress that lets you do just this.
The dress created in conjunction with graphic designer Michiel Schuurman is made so that the buyer can use textile pens to fill in the colors in any way they want which can create an infinite number of patterns and styles. Soepboer’s other design work is similar in that it encourages the wearer to be creative and unique modding their clothing as they see fit.
“Life exists of many choices based on expectations, desire and the available time.
When everything is still possible the world seems an incredible place.
I translate these endless possibilities in my design.
A start to realize the ultimate dream in daily life.” Soepboer
Personally, Im in love with this dress and the whole concept behind it. Not only is the idea of creating a unique and beautiful dress intriguing but the cut and pattern of the dress is just phenomenal. I would love to leave it mostly black and white with just pops of color to create a new pattern. You can purchase the dress from Soepboer’s webpage by clicking here. It retails at 238 Euros and will include the textile pens. Its time to take fashion into your own hands!
[link via Current]
Published February 12, 2009
clothing , fashion
Tags: ads, clothing, couture, fashion, hartland villa, lanvin, lego, legos, models, pacman, star wars
in case any of you do not already know this, i love pacman. i wish i owned my own arcade machine of ms. pacman. what i love even more is when couture ads incorporate pacman or other beloved nerd things:
clothing courtesy by designer LANVIN.
besides loving me some old school arcade, i also am obsessed with legos. i love building them! i actually have a star wars lego kit at home patiently waiting for my crafty fingers to build it!
photography courtesy of Hartland Villa.
ads that incorporate nerd references + expensive couture clothing = super nerd awesomeness! i mean come on, with a hot model blasting a lego gun, who wouldn’t buy her red ruffly dress?
Published October 29, 2008
handmade , Uncategorized
Tags: batman, clothing, craft, crafts, etsy, fashion, gaming, geek, handmade, mario, nintendo, videogame, Videogames
I usually don’t blog about clothing and fashion (even though thats my biggest passion next to domestic geekery) unless it has some sort of DIY domestic tie in. But I just cant not blog about these amazing handmade geek corsets for sale by one super talented seller on Etsy called The Vintage Doctor.
All the items are hand made from vintage fabric and fully boned, custom made for your order. The corsets cost around $130 and the dress retails at $175. Its a bit pricey for a corset, but I am seriously considering the Mario or Batman one because they are just beyond cute and geeky.
[link via Tokyo Mango]