Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Kim Beom

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Botanical Layers is the creative brainchild of Masha Reva and Syndicate. The collection juxtapositions immersion in the rapid pace of contemporary life, gadgets and social networks with a yearning for our natural environment, explored as a metaphorical botanical garden of Photoshop layers and loading bars. Check out their websites for more – Mesha Reva and Syndicate

Monday, 10 December 2012

Dash Magazine

DASH Magazine is the London-based illustrated magazine on fashion and fashion art. Published biannually and distributed worldwide, DASH is aimed at opinion formers of all genders with an interest in fashion and art-related fields. It is its strong focus on fashion illustration. DASH Magazine provides seasonal coverage as well as a launch platform for emerging talent from the fields of illustration, photography, the arts and journalism to showcase, and thus gain exposure, for their work.


Patternbank aims to keep you up to speed with the rapidly evolving world of print, pattern and apparel graphics.   

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Beata Boucht

Illustrations by Stockholm-based, Beata Boucht.

Dan Funderburgh

Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose creations are rooted in the world of decorative arts. Dan was born in Seattle and reared in the Midwest, receiving a BFA from the University of Kansas with a focus in illustration. Dan's personal and gallery work includes letterpress and screen prints, sculptures and installations that play off of historical ornamentation. Revealing an acute appreciation for both the baroque and utilitarian, Dan's work often combines the language of ornament with objects that surround us. 


Yoko Furusho

YOKO FURUSHO is a Japanese artist/illustrator based in New York. She was born in Tokyo and moved to New York to study illustration at the School of Visual Arts. After her graduation, she started to work as a professional illustrator/artist. She likes to draw details, textures and patterns with ink and acrylics. Her world is full of imaginary monsters, weird animals, and funny landscape. Now she is working as an illustrator for various magazines and newspapers. 


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Prada's parallel universes

Prada parallel universes is an exercise that grows out of the drive to experiment with, and to match, new communications media and prada’s semiotics; to be consistent with the present without nostalgia.
This dreamlike yet virtual story was entrusted to the Armenian born illustrator Vahram Muratyan. Through his adopted city of Paris, Vahram recently came into the limelight for his newly published book paris vs new york, a work of art which compares the two great cities with graphic signs exploring their different similarities.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Carnovsky, aka the artist/designer' duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, are famous for their RGB love and exploration of the ''surface’s deepness''.  By overlapping three different images, each one in a primary color – in RED, GREEN and BLUE, the blend of lines, shapes and colors is unexpectedly beautiful and surrealistic. The final result of this colorful mix resembles an experience that is so alive that it is akin to watching a 3D picture with special 3D glasses, where reality blends with fantasy. They recently decided to translate their RGB principles from interior to fashion producing a limited edition of silk scarves, which are digitally printed, numbered and signed.  

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Andrew Huang

Andrew Huang is a Los Angeles based commercial and music video director who graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California. After his dark sci-fi short film called ''Doll Face'' which went viral on YouTube, numerous films, and awards followed and his worked has been featured at Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theater, the Annecy International Film Festival, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, as well as the latest 2012 Slamdance Film Festival where he proudly won the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short category with his 'SOLIPSIST film which according to the jury won this category ''for its unique blend of live action footage of the human body, puppetry and computer animation that creates a colourful and insightful fantasy world.'' SOLIPSIST is a three part psychedelic fantasy short film about otherworldly beings whose minds and bodies converge into one entity. Filled with elaborate costumes by Lindsey Mortensen, visual effects, and underwater puppets, the film is a non-narrative experience designed to transport viewers through a hypnotic, dream-like journey...FULL Screen recommended!

SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer Dresses

Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer dresses from his Spring/Summer 2007 Collection, was amazing marriage between Fashion and Technology. It you haven't come across it before check it out its clever stuff...

Philips Design Probes

Philips Design Probes is a dedicated ‘far-future’ research initiative to track trends and developments that may ultimately evolve into mainstream issues that have a significant impact on business.

The Design Probes program was established to generate insights and explore far-future lifestyle scenarios based on rigorous research in a wide range of areas. Probes projects are intended to understand future socio-cultural and technological shifts with a view to developing nearer-term scenarios. These scenario explorations are often carried out in collaboration with experts and thought leaders in different fields, culminating in a ‘provocation’ designed to spark discussion and debate around new ideas and lifestyle concepts.

Philips Design Probes

Xavier Barrade

Dry the River created these huge paper-craft horse posters in collaboration with FOAM creative Xavier Barrade. This short film shows the posters being crafted and fly-posted. Xavier designed the horses in 3D with Google Sketch Up before printing out and assembling the component parts. Each horse took around 35 hours to build. It Definitely caused a reaction from passer byes!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

What will the fashion industry look like in 2025?

To help get a clearer understanding of what urban life may involve in the future, fashion experts from around the world in manufacturing, design and retail have produced 4 fashion futures scenarios. Within these is an exploration of every aspect of the industry, from production of raw materials, through manufacturing and sale, to use and end of life. The scenarios are not intended to be predictions or visions of desired futures. They look at how global trends may change our world and the consumer goods industry, and how sustainable products, services and business models could become mainstream.

Slow is Beautiful from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Community Couture from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Techno-Chic from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Patchwork Planet from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles is a London based textile designer working in the field of digital textile design. Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design and author of Digital Textile Design publisher Laurence King.

Melanie’s work explores new concepts for digital textile design developing systems for emotional durable and sustainable design through bespoke digital print.

A practicing designer and researcher and member of TED Textile Environmental Design, TFRC,Textile Futures Research Center and The Slow Textile Group.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Asta Roseweay & Sheridan Martin Small

Researcher Asta Roseweay and her team’s aimed to design a dress to visualized with the use of wearable technology developments the old-meets-new and how this could possibly influences the future of fashion.

The result is a dress made almost entirely of paper, symbolizing the past and connects with todays wearable technology and communication forms like tweets. ‘The Printing Dress’ visualizes the constant flow of our always-online, continuous stream of messages.

Electricfoxy talks with Asta Roseway at Microsoft Research from Electricfoxy on Vimeo.

Manel Torres

Manel Torres conceives the idea for Spray-on Fabric whilst studying for his MA in Fashion Women's Wear, Royal College of Art, London. Aware of the slow process of constructing garments, Manel investigated novel ways to speed up this process. Manel's foresight and vision led him to think of developing a material that would almost magically fit the body like a second skin and at the same time have the appearance of clothing.

The original concept was to utilise Spray-on Fabric in the fashion industry. However, the technology has the potential to revolutionise and enhance numerous market areas. Fabrican Ltd

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Tactility Factory

Tactility Factory is an innovative company that mainstreams tactility in the built environment. It does this through a range of innovative products and processes that can be used in a variety of contexts. The Girli concrete range involves designing fabrics combined with concrete in such a way that the textiles remain in the surface on the concrete and are are fully integrated within it.
Tactility Factory

Aurore Thibout

Based in Paris, Aurore Thibout defines her work through both art and fashion. Art performance, exhibitions and costume designs, clothes are a way of expression where she tries to capture the mark of time. Just a piece of poetry to dress on.

Aurore Thibout

Thursday, 23 February 2012


Talk2MyShirt is dedicated to Wearable Electronics in the purest sense: Textile based, Clothing and Fashion Accessories. talk2myShirt is created first of all for consumers. This site gives reviews and background information on products. It also provides an overview of the technologies involved.

Don’t Break My Heart is a wearable, colour-coded distance warning system prototype for cyclists to wear on their back. It incorporates a sewable LilyPad Arduino microcontroller, RGB LED, proximity sensor, conductive thread and fabrics to create an easily Velcro-ed on and off (moveable between garments & bags) and highly visible alert for traffic traveling behind cyclists.

Electric Foxy

Electric Foxy is a blog and resource on fashion that uses technology. It investigates on-body experiences that are beautiful, wearable and connect with software and services resulting in a new aesthetic of form and behavior that become a core part of our expression, our identity, and our individuality.

Ping from Dos Rios on Vimeo.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Vanilla K Jacket

Vanilla "k" from Alexander Reeder on Vimeo.

The Vanilla Series is a line of jackets connecting directly to your iPhone, allowing you dynamic control. Vanilla is modular so you can choose your own set of sensors; or go with the main "a" and "k" series. Vanilla "a" has five subtle indicators near the cuff which can be used in various ways. By default they indicate turns as your biking with the flick of a wrist.

Vanilla "k" is all about what you have to say with an 8 x 8 LED matrix embedded into the back of the jacket. Alexander Reeder

Lara Torres

Lara Torres was winner of The Fashioning the Future Award for Unique Design 2011.

'An Impossible Wardrobe for the Invisible' is a project that examines the modern fashion designer’s task and opens a discussion on the current state of fashion. As a designer in today’s industry awareness and strong critical thought is key to tackling the fast and destructive nature of existing production models. Through this project Lara looked for a way of producing fashion that makes the wearer highly conscious of their clothing choices, using a video installation as medium she communicated ideas relating to the inherent disposability of so many of the things we buy. Find more projects from Lara at:

Lara Torres

Finchittida Finch

Finchittida Finch is a London based Textile Designer, specialising in print design. Born in Camden, but spent her youth growing up in Brighton. Returning to London to complete a degree in BA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

Maarten Van Der Horst

Maarten graduated with a BA from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Holland. During his studies he completed an internship with ChloĆ© in Paris, which “taught me enough to make me want to do my own thing”. He then moved to London for his MA at Central Saint Martins. His AW11 collection channelled transvestism and escapism, marrying intricately embroidered, second-hand nylon petticoats with Hawaiian shirts, Capri trousers and Bermuda shorts, creating a John Waters-inspired wardrobe.

Monday, 9 January 2012

HALFDROPPED by Alex Russell

HALFDROPPED is cartoons, drawings and text by Alex Russell. They’re generally funny ha ha, funny peculiar or funny boo hoo. A new one posts every day at 15:30 (UK time).
You can also find Alex at alexrussell.com