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