Second Skin Exhibition in San Francisco

If you are in San Francisco, be sure to stop by the Exploratorium and see the Second Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing Exhibition. The show runs from April 29th to September 7th, 2009. For those who are unable to attend, watch this video and experience it vicariously:

 

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Send me an Angel!

Angel ChangAngel ChangI'd like to give a shout-out to my good friend, Angel Chang , for competing on Bravo TV's The Fashion Show! Angel is truly a fashion forward designer who embraces technology. Her bio on the show's website says it well: "Angel creates versatile dressing solutions for worldly women on-the-go...

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Kiss Me I'm Polish!

Agnieszka Gasparska, who did the design of the Aromatherapy Sachet for Switch Craft, has relaunched her site called kissmeimpolish.com. Agnieszka is an award winning designer with a flair for making. Check out the work and get inspired!

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Material Correction to Aromatherapy Sachet

On page 83, in the materials list for the Aromatherapy Sachet, it says to cut out 4" X 4" squares of fabric for the Top Panel and the Interior. However, the pattern in the back actually shows the correct size which includes a 1/2" seam allowance. Please make note of this correction and use 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of fabric for the Top Panel and Interior tulle.

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Illuminating eco-consciousness

Choosing the Right Magnetic Switch for Your Project

The magnetic switch is a wonder tool for designers who would like to turn a circuit on and off based on proximity. The Shiny Clutch and Aromatherapy Sachet in our book Switch Craft are two examples. However, buying the right magnetic switch can be tricky at times.

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Vote for the Umbrella Dog Coat!

Alison and Switch Craft are coming to L.A. May 3 - 5

I am so excited to announce that on May 3rd, I will spend the day with the Girl Scouts of America in Los Angeles, CA.  Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will explore fashionable form and function and technology’s role in empowering women to represent their ideals, and will create their own Light Up Aromatherapy Drawer Sachet, from Switch Craft.

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Love Chocolate? Take a Whif!

I've been waiting for technology to really indulge in something culinary, and now its here. "LeWhif" is a chocolate inhaler that combines chocolate and aerosol so you can suck in all sinful delights with zero calories! 

Ok, I'll admit, I thought this product was a joke when I first heard about it, but seems like it's for real. If it is not real, then I am properly duped.

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Make your own Electro Puff from IFM


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