Albarracín is a beautifully preserved medieval village in Northern Spain.
Aescher hotel is so high up on the Appenzellerland mountains that you have to hike or get a cable car to reach it. Amenities are intentionally basic. The Food is hearty.
The exhibition titled “Le Petit Théâtre Dior” featuring 60 dresses in twelve installations, all of them meticulously resembling the original designs in every tiny detail. Every miniature piece is produced based on a cotton toile in the purest haute couture tradition and needs the same precision and rigor as its big sister. The inspiration behind the exhibition comes from “Le Petit Théâtre de la Mode,” a 1945 display of miniature dresses from the greatest couturiers of the time. The showcase originally paid homage to the glory of French Haute Couture after the war, with the list of featured designers including Lucien Lelong, for whom Christian Dior was working for at the time. In fact, Christian Dior is believed to have helped Lelong to make some of the outfits for the 1945 exhibit, just two years before creating his legendary “New Look” in 1947.
Such intricate work
Amazon recently won a patent for a photography technique snapping a picture of an object against a white background. This has caused an uproar among photographers. A petition circulating with nearly 45,000 signatures asking the US Patent and Trademark Office to appeal the parent.
The Fashion he chose is just exquisite. the gowns flow like a birds wings. Not to mention the cut work. Some of the fabrics look as though they were created from precious gems. Just Gorgeous! The fabrics for dress number 40 & 41 are just sensational
Nilofer Shahid (No longer shows her collections ) was awarded with Le Grade De Chevalier Dan L’ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres on May 27, 2014 by the French government at the Governor House in Lahore. HE Mr Philippe Thiebaud, the French ambassador to Pakistan conferred the award upon the designer for her contributions to the development of art, culture and fashion design.
The British Library has opened up a huge online collection of literary treasures and scholarly articles via its new website, Discovering Literature, in a bid to get young students’ interested in classic books.
The new project covers the Romantic and Victorian periods, from William Blake to the science fiction of H G Wells. However, the British Library aims to extend this online collection up to present day authors and as far back in time as the Old English epic Beowulf.
Among the artefacts digitized for the first time are Jane Austen’s notebooks, the childhood works of the Brontë sisters, manuscripts by Keats, Wordsworth and many others plus intriguing early drafts of William Blake’s classic poems ‘Tyger Tyger’ and ‘London’.
The British Library has commissioned over 150 articles and 20 short films from leading scholars designed to illuminate the changing society and cultural scene behind the literature. The topics are illustrated with newspaper clippings, playbills, artworks and other contemporary material.
The article on Crime in Oliver Twist, for instance, uses an 1809 Dictionary of Criminal Slang to reveal that “twist” was a word for “hanged”, while the article on Inventing the Future uses satirical cartoons and works such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to explain how the the Industrial Revolution’s technological advances inspired nineteenth century writers to set their novels in the future.
Lausanne-based Morphotonix has found a way to etch microstructures into chocolate that refract light to produce holographic images. there is no stickers, no additives, no paint. The holograms work similar to those etched into credit cards, except these are edible. Microscopic patterns are carved into a master mold made from metal. That mold in turn is used to create a plastic mold in which the chocolate is poured. Dark and milk chocolate varieties have been made, but not all chocolate is made the same.
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The GER MOOD SWEATER interprets emotion and displays excitement levels instantly with an illuminated collar. It is a whimsical approach to new forms of communication inspired by the body.
How it works
SENSOREE has crafted a soft sensor design called the The GER: Galvanic Extimacy Responder, as it promotes extimacy – externalized intimacy. The sensors are located on the hands and reads excitement levels and then, translates the data into a palette of affective colors. The design of the bowl shaped, high collar is positioned with LEDs that reflects onto the self for instant biofeedback as well as act as a tele-display or external blush for the other. Located around the larynx, the visual interface replaces speaking, as the wearer’s truths are instantly expressed with color.
kristin neidlinger design concept
Scott Minneman, Anthony Asterisk, Erik Johnson electronic
Roger Dyckmans running pink/excited photo
Gabi Carneiro blue/calm photo
Defne Beyce red/nervous photos
Phil Martin video
Katie Scarlett talent
The wearable tech market is new but is expected to become a billion dollar industry. Tech companies are teaming with fashion designers to create wearable tech clothing. See here
The Navigate Jacket is a urban high-tech garment . It uses integrated LED lighting and haptic feedback to help users find their destination. The companion app stores locations and uploads the directions to the jacket with a built in GPS. The directions are then visualized via lights on the sleeves (indicating distance to the next turn and current stage of the journey) as well as through vibrations tailored into the fabric that alert users when to turn and in which direction.
eBay has teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to create a bracelet that will charge your iPhone 4/4S and transfer data from one device to another. The online retail giant has enlisted the talents of five designers: Mara Hoffman, Michael Bastian, Milly, Rachel Zoe and Shipley & Halmos.
Each bracelet also comes with an Apple adapter for the iPhone 5 and is compatible with iPods, Android smartphones and BlackBerry devices that use a micro USB connector. While it might seem pretty similar in nature to the upcoming iWatch, there are no official connections.
Google has little to say about the barge. The barge was ordered to move from San Francisco. Its new home is now located in the California Delta (Stockton). the speculation goes on with reports such that the vessel might be turned into a party boat where Google executives could schmooze with government leaders and important customers. Others theorized the barge would be a floating data center to help run Google services — a concept the company has patented. Google seems to be having fun with all the speculation. Who knows they may have it floating to keep the guessing game going.